Despite a defense that is loose and lacking dominance Iowa has been one of the hottest teams with the college basketball betting line. Accordingly, the Hawkeyes have one of the top offenses in college basketball. And that high-octane scoring attack has propelled them into the national rankings. In the same way the Michigan State Spartans are one of the most profitable teams on the college basketball board. Extending that success is a great offense complimented with solid defense. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo again brings a balanced team that looks like Final Four material.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Date and Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Spartans vs. Hawkeyes TV Coverage: FS1
Michigan State Spartans
On the whole there are few teams as effective at getting the money than Michigan State. The Spartans are 16-2 straight up and 14-4 vs the college basketball betting line. MSU has gone over the total in just eight games this season. Late on Sparty has paid in nine out of their last ten games. Just one of their last six games have gone over the total. Correspondingly Michigan State ranks 15th nationally for scoring offense and 63rd for points allowed. Cassius Winston leads MSU with 18.2 points and 7.3 assists per game. Nick Ward adds 16.6 points per game.
Iowa is one of the hottest teams on the NCAA Basketball board with six payouts in their last eight games. Four of their last six have gone over the total. Overall the Hawkeyes are 16-3 straight up, 10-9 vs. the odds, and 9-10 under the total. The Hawkeyes rank an impressive 26th in the country for scoring offense. Of major concern is a defense ranked 201st for points allowed. Tyler Cook leads Iowa with 16.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Head coach Fran McCaffery is known as one of the top offensive minds in the game.
Stats to Consider
In view of recent performance Michigan State has been money in the bank for road games. MSU has paid in five consecutive road games. And three of their last for away from home went under the total. In like manner Iowa has been an excellent wagering value at Carver Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes have covered four of their last five on home court. Four of their last six home games went under the total.
Team vs. Team
Iowa has come away with the cash in three of their last five games with Iowa. Five of the last seven in this series went over the total. Further, Iowa beat the board in their last two home games with MSU. The last three meetings in this matchup at Carver Hawkeye Arena went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Certainly, home court looms large as a potential matchup advantage with the college basketball betting line. Namely Iowa is in top form and playing their best basketball of the year. Additionally, the Hawkeyes have the confidence of knowing they can stand up to Michigan State.
Michigan State vs. Iowa NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In sum Iowa is a very dangerous home team in this one!
Michigan State vs. Iowa NCAA Betting Online Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes
Michigan State vs. Iowa NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Iowa 84, Michigan State 79
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