In a Big Ten college basketball matchup today, the Michigan State Spartans are taking on the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Michigan State vs Iowa prediction for the game today.
Michigan State vs Iowa Game Info
Michigan State Spartans (18-8, 9-6 Big Ten) vs. No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8, 8-7 Big Ten)
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Time: 7 PM EST
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena — Iowa City, IA
Michigan State vs Iowa College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: MSU: (+225) | IOWA: (-265)
Point Spread: MSU: +6 (-110) | IOWA: -6 (-110)
Total: 153.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Michigan State vs Iowa College Basketball Betting Preview
It is time for Michigan State to officially enter panic mode. A team that once was on the cusp of breaking into the top 10 of the rankings just a few weeks ago has now lost four of their last five games. While they’d have to continue to lose at a rapid pace to miss the NCAA Tournament, three of their final five games are against ranked teams. With the Spartans only having a record of 2-5 against ranked opponents, any longer of a slide puts them in bubble conversation. If the Spartans want to turn this ship around, they have to improve offensively as they have scored 63 or fewer points in three of their last five games.
Iowa has won four of their last five games and sees four of their last five games this season against unranked opponents. The offense has been rolling all season but their defense needs to start to step things up. While averaging over 83 points per game (PPG) on offense is fantastic, it doesn’t mean as much when you give up over 71 PPG. If they can shore up their shaky defense, they have a chance to go far this March.
KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Michigan State vs Iowa College Basketball Betting Trends
- Michigan State is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games.
- The OVER is 4-1 in Michigan State’s last five games at Iowa.
- The OVER is 5-2 in Iowa’s last seven games.
- Iowa is 4-1 straight up in their last five home games.
- The OVER is 10-4 in Iowa’s last 14 games.
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Michigan State vs Iowa Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks
This game is a tough one to place a bet on as it’s just a matter of time before Tom Izzo gets his team back with a signature win. Iowa’s offense is incredible, but Michigan State’s is too shaky to put money on either side of the total line with such a high line.
The one thing that is a sure bet is that it will be rocking in Iowa City and Michigan State will have a heck of a time keeping up with Keegan Murray who is averaging over 23 PPG on 56% shooting. As a result, feel confident taking the Hawkeyes to win this game straight up.
Our college basketball betting Michigan State vs Iowa prediction tonight will be Iowa WINS at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Iowa a 76.1% chance to win.