Fans of high scoring offensive-oriented teams should look no further than Iowa. Head coach Fran McCaffery’s Hawkeyes are exciting if nothing else. Few teams can match the tempo and the point production of the Hawkeyes. As a result, Iowa has become a lead contender with the NCAA basketball championship odds. Luke Garza is a likely first-team All-Big Ten performer for McCaffery. In the same way, rookie head coach Juwan Howards Michigan team can light it up as well. Howard is proving to be a perfect fit at his Alma Mater after taking over for John Beilein.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
|Date and Time:||Friday, January 17, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa|
|Michigan vs. Iowa TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Michigan vs. Iowa NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Michigan Wolverines Vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Overview
Iowa has an offshore bookmaker record of 11-5 straight up, 10-5-1 vs. the odds, and 5-11 under the total. Late on the Hawkeyes have lost just one of their last seven games to the line. Iowa has national metrics of 28th for scoring offense but 198th for points allowed. Of great concern are injuries to CJ Fredrick and Jordan Bohannan.
By contrast, Michigan is 11-5 straight up, 8-7-1 against the spread and 9-7 over the total. Juwan Howard’s Maize and Blue have covered just two of their last seven games. Additionally, four of their last six have gone over the total. The M Men ranks 43rd in the nation for scoring offense, but 175 for points allowed.
Key Wolverines: C Jon Teske (14.3 PTS, 7.9 REB, 55.2 FGPCT, 69.6 FTPCT, 28.6, 28.6 3PPCT), G Zavier Simpson (12.6 PTS, 4.5 REB, 8.9 AST, 50.0 3PPCT), G Eli Brooks (10.3 PTS, 3.1 REB, 2.3 AST, 41.9 FGPCT, 62.5 FTPCT, 38.8 3PPCT)
Key Hawkeyes: C Luka Garza (22.0 PTS, 10.8 REB, 54.7 FGPCT, 61.9 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT), G Joe Wieskamp (14.8 PTS, 6.2 REB, 46.5 FGPCT, 82.4 FTPCT, 39.6 3PPCT), F Ryan Kriener (7.3 PTS, 4.4 REB, 60.8 FGPCT, 77.8 FTPCT, 37.5 3PPCT)
Michigan and Iowa Versus the Odds
The Wolverines are:
- 3-6 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 5-3 over the total on the road
- 4-5 vs. the number as an underdog
- 4-3 over the total in their last seven games getting points
- 6-14 on the board in their last 20 games at Iowa
- 7-2 over the total at Carver-Hawkeye Arena
The Hawkeyes are:
- 9-6 against the spread in their last 15 home games
- 2-6-1 under the total at Carver-Hawkeye Arena
- 7-3 with the line as a favorite
- 1-8-1 under the total in their last 10 games as a chalk
- 7-4 on the board in their head to head series with Michigan
- 7-4 over the total in their last 11 games against the Maize and Blue
Michigan vs. Iowa NCAA games Betting Odd Picks
As was previously noted Iowa is a strong value for NCAA basketball championship odds as a favorite. And at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Michigan has not fared well on the Hawks home court. Further the Maize and Blue are in the deep red on the road.
Iowa vs. Michigan NCAA Betting Online Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa vs. Michigan NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Iowa 88, Michigan 75