Iowa vs Michigan State Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/25/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -7.5
The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Breslin Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7.5 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 71.9 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 18-9. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 64.1, which is a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 16-11-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-15-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-15-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-14-1 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out for season
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
02/24/20 G CJ Fredrick Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Michigan State
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Luka Garza comes into this game averaging 23.7 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.9 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Cassius Winston scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Xavier Tillman averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 78.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 87th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 84th in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 82nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 273rd with 12.1 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 250th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 186th and 129th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 180th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 311th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 66th in the nation with 75.5 points per contest this season. They are 79th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 95th in the NCAA. They are 6th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 17.7. The Spartans are 205th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Spartans give up 64.1 points per game, which ranks them 42nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 83rd with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 23rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 16th. They are 103rd in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 75th. As a unit they are 60th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in D-1. Iowa is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 218th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 44th. They are 146th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 83rd. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 186th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa +7.5
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