Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 2/22/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
The Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8) welcome the Michigan State Spartans (18-8) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday.
The Michigan State Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against Illinois and ended up losing by a score of 79-74 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Spartans finished with 20 and Illinois racked up 17 fouls. They also knocked down 8 of their 27 tries from beyond the arc. Illinois shot 73.9% from the free throw line by converting 17 of 23 shots. Furthermore, Illinois totaled 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. Illinois earned 17 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. When it comes to defense, Michigan State allowed the other team to go 45.0% from the floor on 27 out of 60 shooting. They also dished out 18 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spartans converted 8 of 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Michigan State ended having earned a 46.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 62) and converted 8 of 21 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tyson Walker is a player who had an impact in the matchup. He accounted for 26 points on 10 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes played and totaled 1 board. He finished shooting 83.3% from the floor and earned 5 assists.
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Michigan State enters this matchup with a record of 18-8 on the season. They turn the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Michigan State is pulling in 37.9 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 414 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 45th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Spartans are shooting 38.3% on three-point shots (189 of 493) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.8 pts per contest (142nd in D-1) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
Defensively, the Spartans have forced 10.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 fouls. They are surrendering 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 104th in the nation in points per game allowed (66.6). The Spartans are giving up a FG percentage of 40.4% (631 of 1,560) and they surrender 32.2 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 186th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 332 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the Iowa Hawkeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 75-62 when they faced Ohio State. The Hawkeyes were able to corral 19 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the contest. They also gave up possession 8 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. Ohio State earned 17 fouls in this game which got the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Iowa knocked down 6 of 21 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawkeyes finished 27 out of 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.2%. The Hawkeyes permitted Ohio State to bury 23 out of 49 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9% for the matchup. They shot 18.2% from 3-point land by shooting 2 out of 11 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 21 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When it comes to team rebounding, Iowa allowed Ohio State to snag 30 in all (11 offensive).
Keegan Murray ended up being a factor for the Hawkeyes in this matchup. He made 10 out of 17 for this game for a rate of 58.8%, and had 5 rebounds. He recorded 24 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the matchup.
Iowa has a record of 18-8 for the year. The Hawkeyes have committed 16.3 fouls per game and they shoot 75.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.2 times per game (24th in the nation) and they turn it over 8.8 times per game. Iowa has 2,171 points on the campaign (83.5 per contest) and they collect 37.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 46.0% from the floor, which is ranked 75th in the nation.
The Iowa defense allows 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (190 of 580) and opponents are making 71.1% of their foul shots. They surrender 13.9 assists and 36.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 278th and 286th in those categories on the defensive end. The Hawkeyes defensively are ranked 250th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 71.5. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (216th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Iowa
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