Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 1/26/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Breslin Center is the location where the Michigan State Spartans (13-7) will attempt to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-7) on Thursday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Ohio State and ended up losing by a score of 93-77 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Hawkeyes ended up finishing with 17 while Ohio State totaled 17 fouls. They also converted 8 of 16 attempts from long range. Ohio State finished the game at 76.5% from the free throw line by burying 13 of their 17 attempts. In addition, Ohio State grabbed 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Ohio State recorded 15 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Concerning defending, Iowa allowed the other team to shoot 56.3% from the field on 36 of 64 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning rebounding, they earned a total of 25 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawkeyes converted 12 of their 14 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Iowa ended having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (27 of 60) and knocked down 11 out of their 24 three-point attempts.
Kris Murray is someone who had an impact in this game. He ended up going 47.4% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and also pulled down 7 boards. He ended up with 22 points on 9 out of 19 shooting.
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Iowa will take the court with a record of 12-7 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 10.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Iowa is collecting 38.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 322 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 38th in the nation in terms of passing. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 34.4% on shots from distance (154 of 448) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They average 81.7 pts per game (19th in the country) while going 45.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hawkeyes are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They are 204th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 260 surrendered this season. The Hawkeyes defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.6% (546 of 1,197) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 34.3% on shots from downtown and they are 291st in college hoops in opponents points per game (73.5).
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-69 against Indiana. Regarding rebounding, Michigan State allowed Indiana to snag 31 in total (8 offensive). They finished 60.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 9 out of 15 and finished the game at 21 out of 24 from the free throw line (87.5%). The Spartans allowed Indiana to convert 26 out of their 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.3% for the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Spartans ended up shooting 23 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.4%. Regarding 3-point shots, Michigan State made 4 of 14 attempts (28.6%). They were able to bury 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 67.9%. Indiana had 21 fouls for the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Spartans recorded 20 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in the matchup.
Joey Hauser pitched in for the Spartans in the game. He scored 22 points in his 36 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. He converted 6 out of 12 for the game for a rate of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Michigan State has a mark of 13-7 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Spartans are connecting on 44.7% from the field, which is 176th in college basketball. Michigan State has accumulated 1,393 points on the season (69.7 per game) and they pull in 37.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per game (69th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. The Spartans have committed 16.4 fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line.
The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 81st in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 65.9. They have forced 9.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the field (45th in the country). The Michigan State defense concedes 30.5% on 3-pointers (135 of 442) and opponents are making 73.3% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.7 dimes and 32.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 182nd and 96th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Iowa
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