The Wolverines and Hawkeyes are set to face off at 4:30 ET on BTN. The Hawkeyes will host the game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA. This Big Ten conference matchup has an over/under of 160 points, and the Hawkeyes are favored to win at home vs. the Wolverines.
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes -4
This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 4:30 ET on Sunday, December 10th.
WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hawkeyes.
- Not only will Iowa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 160 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Michigan Pull Off a Road Win?
Michigan has played a total of 10 games this season and currently holds a 4-5 record. In road games, the Wolverines are 1-1, while they are 2-3 in home games. As of now, Michigan’s against the spread record stands at 3-4 going into today’s game. In games played on the road, Michigan is 1-1 vs. the spread this season and holds a 6-4 ATS record in their previous ten road games.
Michigan’s games have, on average, featured 158 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 150.4 points so far. The Wolverines’ last five games have finished with a combined 150 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
The Wolverines’ offense finished with 83 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 81.2 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Dug McDaniel who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19.4. Olivier Nkamhoua also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.
At this time, the Wolverines’ defense is positioned 207th in the country, permitting 76.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the Michigan defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Oregon knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 86 points.
Will the Hawkeyes Win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena?
Iowa has a 5-4 record going into today’s game. So far this season, all of the Hawkeyes’ games have been on the road. As of now, Iowa stands at 3-6 ATS going into their game against Michigan. In their previous five games, the team has a 1-4 record vs. the spread.
Iowa’s games have, on average, featured 163.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 6-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 160.9 points so far. When assessing the Hawkeyes’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 163 points per game.
Iowa’s offense had a good outing, putting up 103 points against North Florida. They achieved a 59% field goal percentage and went 23/26 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Hawkeyes hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 112nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 146th in terms of percentage and 226th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Hawkeyes’ defense is ranked 195th in the country at 75.7 points per contest. So far, the Iowa defense is giving up an average of 10.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.7 times per game (294th).