Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Free NCAAB Pick - Betting Analysis - Odds

Date: 
February 14, 6:30 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Michigan -12
Total: 
147.5

The 22nd ranked Michigan Wolverines (20-7) host the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-15) in a Big Ten game at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 6:30 PM ET. On the NCAA betting board, Michigan is the 12-point home favorite with a total line of 147.5 points.

In their last game, Iowa headed to Columbus to take on the 14th ranked Ohio State who laid an 82-64 beat down on them. The 18 point loss by the Hawkeyes +14.5 had their backers tearing up their point spread tickets and UNDER bettors got the money with the total points scored falling short of the 150 O/U line. Jack Nunge came off the bench and was the leading scorer for the Hawkeyes recording 18 points on six of12 shooting, and he was one of only two players on the team that went for double figures. Kaleb Wesson was the high scorer for the Buckeyes with 18 points on 5 of 8 shooting and four of five starters for the squad went for at least 11 points. Iowa was never in this shooting 42.4% from the floor and 30% from behind the arc. Iowa has lost three in a row and four of their last five games to move their conference record to 3-11. Note that straight up the Hawkeyes are only 1-8 on the road.

Michigan was on the road in Wisconsin where they came away with an 83-72 victory over the Badgers. The nine-point win gave them the point spread to cover, and the 155 points scored in the matched rocketed past the 125.5 total line Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines picking up a double-double with 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 11 rebounds and four of five starters for the team went for double figures. Ethan Happ was the high scorer for the Badgers going for 29 points on 12 of 23 shooting, and he also had seven rebounds. Michigan dominated the first half outscoring Wisconsin by 22 points, and for the game, they shot an outstanding 56% from the floor and held the Badgers shot 49.1%. Michigan has won three of their last four games and on the season is 9-5 in Big 10 play and is a rock-solid 13-1 at home overall.

Iowa ranked 48th in the nation in ppg and tied for 312th in opponents’ ppg, and Michigan ranks 179th in ppg and 13th in opponents’ ppg.

These teams met this season at Iowa on January 2nd where the Wolverines beat the Hawkeyes 75-68.

This season Iowa is 9-12-2 ATS with an O/U record of 15-8 and Michigan is 15-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 11-15.

Get more details: Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan Wolverines Match-Up

SAGARIN RATINGS

Iowa: 78.95
Michigan: 86.20

INJURY REPORT

IOWA

[G] 12/28/2017 - Connor McCaffery is out indefinitely ( Mouth )

MICHIGAN

[F] 02/13/2018 - Isaiah Livers is "?" Wednesday vs. Iowa ( Ankle )

Iowa at Michigan NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • IOWA is 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 road games
  • IOWA is 3-8 ATS in their previous 11 games against a team with a winning record
  • IOWA has an Over record of 11-3 in their last 14 games
  • MICH is 8-3-1 ATS in their previous 12 home games
  • MICH is 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games
  • MICH has an Under record of 4-1 in their previous five home games

Iowa vs. Michigan Betting Angles

Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against Michigan.

Michigan is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games against Iowa.

The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last eight games between these teams.

The home team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 games between these teams.

In the last six games between these teams, the Over record is 5-1.

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Iowa at Michigan Prediction 2/14/18

Iowa can light it up, and they certainly don't play much defense allowing 84.36 points in Big Ten games. They are however coming off one of their worst offensive performances in conference matches scoring 64 points. Incidentally, that's the exact number that they've scored in two other Big 10 games this season. Michigan can play good defense, especially at home, holding their opponents to 63, 47, 47, 67, 70, 69 and 55 points per game. The Wolverines offense though hasn't always shone averaging 69.64 PPG in conference games. It has been a losing proposition overall taking the UNDER in a Hawkeyes game (7-3 O/U L10), but in two of the last three overall they've been held to 64 or fewer points, and they do appear to be trending in that direction.

Free Pick: 
Take the UNDER 147.5 (RC)

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