Michigan vs Iowa Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/17/2020
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -3.5
The Michigan Wolverines head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, January 17, 2020. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 3.5 point favorites.
Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 77.9 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 12-5. They are averaging 79.3 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-7-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-6-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/29/19 F Isaiah Livers Groin is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Jon Teske comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Zavier Simpson averages 12.6 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 8.9 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Luka Garza scores 22.3 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 77.9 points per contest, which is 43rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 61st in the nation. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 169th and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 307th with 11.8 per game. The Wolverines allow 68.6 points per contest, which is 171st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 178th and 36th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 204th, and they allow 9.5 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 28th in the nation with 79.3 points per contest this season. They are 100th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 85th in the NCAA. They are 65th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 18.1. The Hawkeyes are 296th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Hawkeyes give up 68.9 points per game, which ranks them 181st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 156th and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 153rd with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 142nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 40th. They are 183rd in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 21st. As a unit they are 33rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in D-1. Michigan is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 321st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 111.4. In terms of pace they are 121st in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 96th. As a team they are 86th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 177th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan +3.5
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