Michigan State at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 10 point favorites.
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Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 22-3. They currently have a point differential of 19.0 as they are averaging 83.2 points per game while giving up 64.2 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 12-13. They are averaging 80.2 points per contest and giving up 77.6, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-11 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-10 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-11 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-7 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Mouth is out indefinitely
02/05/18 G Brady Ellingson Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Michigan State
02/05/18 F Ryan Kriener Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Michigan State
Miles Bridges averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Nick Ward averages 13.2 points per game in 20.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Tyler Cook averages 15.3 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jordan Bohannon averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 83.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 11th in the country. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 95th with 14.1 per game. The Spartans allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 68th place in college basketball. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 45th in the country with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 41st in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 61st in college basketball. They are 47th in the nation in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Hawkeyes are 161st in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Hawkeyes surrender 77.6 points per contest, which ranks them 300th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 268th and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 315th with 15.6 assists allowed per contest and 122nd with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 54th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season.
The Spartans are 6th in the nation in offensive rating with 118.9, and their defensive rating of 91.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. Michigan State is 94th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 1st in the nation.
Iowa is 199th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 254th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 300th in the nation in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 52nd. They are 90th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 58th. As a unit they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa +10
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