4* Iowa/Michigan State Big Ten Bookie Beatdown
Iowa vs. Michigan State,
03/09/2012 12:00 EDT,
Score: 75 - 92
Point Spread: +11½/-107 Iowa
The Hawkeyes are a team nobody wants to face in the Big Ten Tournament, even a Michigan State team that crushed Iowa 95-61 in conference play. Iowa's senior guard Matt Gatens is a man on a mission, and the rest of the team feeds off his energy. Iowa might not be able to pull off the huge upset, but they will fight and claw for 20 minutes, which has me liking their chances of keeping this game close.
Michigan State lost freshman Brandon Dawson in the season finale loss to Ohio State. They had a 15-point lead prior to him leaving the game with an injury. The Spartans still have one of the best players in the country in Draymond Green, but that's one less player the Hawkeyes have to worry about.
Iowa is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games as an underdog. Michigan State is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games as a favorite. BET THE HAWKEYES!