Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 2/25/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is the location where the Iowa Hawkeyes (17-11) will attempt to beat the Michigan State Spartans (17-10) on Saturday.
The Michigan State Spartans faced Indiana and went home with a win by a final score of 80-65 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Spartans finished with 13 while Indiana finished the game with 18 fouls. They knocked down 5 of their 14 attempts from distance. Indiana finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of 16 shots. Furthermore, Indiana pulled down 22 rebounds (3 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Indiana recorded 10 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to defense, Michigan State allowed their opponent to shoot 48.0% from the field on 24 of 50 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 30 with 10 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Spartans converted 18 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 94.7%. Michigan State wrapped up the game having earned a 47.3% field goal percentage (26 out of 55) and buried 10 out of their 21 3-point attempts.
Tyson Walker is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played for 34 mins but had no rebounds when the time ran out. He walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the floor and dished out 4 assists.
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Michigan State comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 17-10 on the year. They are giving up possession 11.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Michigan State is pulling in 36.2 boards per game and has racked up 394 assists for the season, which is 120th in the country in terms of passing. The Spartans are connecting on 37.5% on shots from distance (190 of 507) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 68.5 pts per game (264th in college hoops) while going 44.4% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Spartans are forcing 9.8 turnovers every game while drawing 15.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 29.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 58th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.3). The Spartans are allowing a FG percentage of 41.0% (636 of 1,552) and they surrender 32.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 104th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 329 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes went home defeated by a final of 64-52 against Wisconsin. In regard to team rebounding, Iowa allowed Wisconsin to snag 36 in all (7 on the offensive side). They went 22.2% from three-point range by connecting on 4 of 18 and finished the contest at 10 out of 18 at the free throw line (55.6%). The Hawkeyes permitted Wisconsin to knock down 25 out of their 48 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 52.1% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Hawkeyes went 20 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.3%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Iowa made 3 out of their 28 tries (10.7%). They were able to convert 9 of those for a percentage of 69.2%. Wisconsin had 12 fouls for this game which took the Hawkeyes to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Hawkeyes pulled down 15 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this contest.
Filip Rebraca ended up being a major contributor for the Hawkeyes for this game. He racked up 13 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and accumulated 1 assist in the matchup. He converted 6 of 10 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 17-11 so far this season. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 145th in college basketball. Iowa has accounted for 2,219 points on the year (79.3 per game) and they snag 36.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.3 times per game (17th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 10.0 times per game. The Hawkeyes commit 14.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.1% from the free throw line.
The Iowa defense allows 35.0% from downtown (192 of 548) and their opponents are making 73.1% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 14.1 assists and 35.1 boards every game, which ranks them 287th and 255th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes on defense are ranked 279th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 73.3. They have forced 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (337th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Michigan State
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