Last Updated Feb 17, 2022, 08:20 AM
Michigan Wolverines vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Predictions, Picks, Odds
The Michigan Wolverines (13-10, 7-6 Big Ten) travel to meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7, 7-6) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Thursday for a Big Ten conference matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN.
Iowa 83, Michigan 72
Iowa -6 (-110) at Circa
Over 150.5 (-110) at BetMGM
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS. IOWA HAWKEYES PREDICTIONS
The Wolverines are coming off the 68-57 loss against rival Ohio State in Ann Arbor, which splashed serious cold water on Michigan after its thrilling 82-58 rout of Purdue prior to that at Crisler Center. The Wolverines are still just 3-3 SU across the past six games, while covering just once in the past three contests. The 57 points against Ohio State was the lowest total since 53 points in a blowout loss at Illinois on Jan. 14.
The Hawkeyes offense has blown up across the past two games, scoring a 110-87 win at Maryland on Feb. 10 as 3.5-point favorites before humbling Nebraska 98-75 in I-City as a 16.5-point favorites. It's no surprise the OVER cashed in those two games, and four of the past five for the Hawkeyes. Superstar Keegan Murray registered 37 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots while hitting 15-of-21 from the field in the win over the Huskers. In fact, he is averaging 33.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 2.0 BPG in the two-game offensive explosion, while going at least 21 points in four straight and six or more boards in nine in a row.
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS. IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING ODDS
- Michigan +195
- Iowa -240
- Michigan +6.5 (-110)
- Iowa -6 (-110)
- Over 151.5 (-110)
- Under 151.5 (-110)
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS. IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING RESOURCES
- Matchup: Big 10
- Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
- Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
- Location: Iowa City, Iowa
- TV-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 13-10
- ATS: 9-14
- O/U: 13-10
The Wolverines showed some signs of life with that win over the Boilermakers, but the loss to the Buckeyes again has them projected for the NIT rather than the NCAA Tournament field. It's not too late to turn things around with seven games remaining and the Big Ten Tournament, but time is a factor. It's time to think fast, talk fast and act fast if they wanna get out of this. So, pretty please, with sugar on top, win some games.
Michigan has alternated non-covers and covers across the past five outings, but they're just 2-5 ATS across the past seven games, and 4-8 ATS over the previous 12 outings. The Wolverines are also just 2-5 ATS in the past seven games on the road, while also going 2-5 ATS in the past seven on the road against teams with a winning home record.
For totals, the Wolverines have hit the OVER in 11 of the past 15 games overall, while going 6-2 in the past eight outings on the road. The OVER is 4-1 in the past five following a non-cover, too.
IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING ANALYSIS
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 17-7
- ATS: 14-10
- O/U: 17-6-1
The good news for Iowa is that home team has won each of the past seven meetings in this series, although Iowa is just 1-3 ATS in the past four meetings with Michigan. The home team is 18-6 ATS in the past 24 meetings, while the favorite has connected in four straight meetings.
Iowa has posted a 31-15-3 ATS in the past 49 home games, while going 18-6-3 ATS in the past 27 at home against teams with a losing record on the road.
For totals, the OVER is an impressive 19-6-1 in the past 26 games overall, while going 18-7-1 in the past 26 at home. The OVER is also 6-1-1 in the past eight outings following a cover last time out, while the OVER is 7-2-1 in the past 10 at Carver-Hawkeye against teams with a losing road mark.
The road team is just 6-18 ATS in the previous 24 meetings in this series. (AP)
INSIDE THE STATS - MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
- Record: 13-10
- PS/G: 72.1 (158th)
- PA/G: 67.8 (148th)
- ORtg: 107.9 (64th)
- DRtg: 101.5 (239th)
INSIDE THE STATS - IOWA HAWKEYES
- Record: 17-7
- PS/G: 84.0 (4th)
- PA/G: 71.3 (246th)
- ORtg: 117.0 (4th)
- DRtg: 99.3 (180th)
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH
- MICH: Eli Brooks - G (12.3 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.1 SPG)
- MICH: Hunter Dickinson - C (18.1 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.2 BPG, 56.7 FG%)
- IOWA: Patrick McCaffrey - F (11.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.8 APG, 32.4 3P%)
- IOWA: Keegan Murray - F (23.3 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 1.4 SPG, 1.1 APG)
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS. IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING CONCLUSION
The Wolverines need a big victory on the road, and many more after that. However, Michigan has shown very little evidence that it can play with consistency while ticking of wins against good teams. The Wolverines rolled Purdue, but then couldn't carry over the momentum into their game against their biggest rival. Confidence is low that Michigan will be able to take down Iowa.
Iowa is in a zone right now on offense, and Keegan Murray is single-handedly carrying this team to victories lately. He does a little bit of everything, but the Hawkeyes also aren't a one-trick pony. Pat McCaffery is a legit sidekick for Murray, while Jordan Bohanon contributes in a number of areas and is the most dependable player at the charity line late in games. Kyle Murray is the fourth player averaging at least 10 or more points per game, so this team has depth. They'll be able to keep Michigan at arm's length and grab a home win, which has been the rule in this series lately.
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS. IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING TRENDS
- Michigan is 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall.
- Michigan is 2-5 ATS in the past seven road games.
- Michigan is 1-4 ATS in the past five following a SU loss.
- Iowa is 31-15-3 ATS in the past 49 home games.
- Iowa is 9-4 ATS in the past 13 following a SU win.
- The OVER is 11-5 in the past 16 games overall for Michigan.
- The OVER is 6-2 in the past eight road games for Michigan.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the past five for Michigan after an ATS loss.
- The OVER is 19-6-1 in the past 26 games overall for Iowa.
- The OVER is 18-7-1 in the past 26 home games for Iowa.
- The OVER is 6-1-1 in the past eight for Iowa after an ATS win.
- The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the past four meetings.
- The home team is 18-6 ATS in the past 24 meetings.
- The home team is 7-0 SU in the past seven meetings.