Michigan State at Iowa Betting: Another night, another huge showdown in the Big Ten Conference. This league is by far the best in the country this season, and two of the heavyweights will square off in Iowa City on Wednesday night.
The Michigan State Spartans are just 2-4 so far in Big Ten games, and they were expected to compete for the title this season. Michigan State blew a huge lead in their previous game and suffered an upset loss to Purdue.
Iowa has now won four straight games, and they are all alone in second place in the league. The Hawkeyes are a legitimate Final Four contender this season, and they are led by the best player in the country.
This Michigan State at Iowa betting preview will give you a closer look at each team, and will also deliver the winning betting pick at the end. These two teams are two of the top in the conference, and this should be a battle.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6.5-point favorites over the Michigan State Spartans in this Big Ten Conference showdown.
Michigan State at Iowa Betting Preview: Hawkeyes Can Really Score
The Iowa Hawkeyes enter play on Wednesday night averaging 91.9 points per game, which is fourth in the country. This team is loaded with offensive talent, and they aren’t afraid to take three-point shots early in the shot clock.
Center Luka Garza leads the way for this team, and he is arguable the best player in college basketball. Garza is averaging 27.6 points per game, and no team has been able to figure out a way to slow him down.
The Hawkeyes have four different players with at least 22 made three-point field goals this season, but that entire roster isn’t afraid to shoot them. Joe Wieskamp is the best shooter on this team, and he is capable of carrying the offense on his own.
Iowa will give up some points, but they are more worried about outscoring opponents with their terrific offense.
Michigan State at Iowa Betting Preview: Spartans Want to Defend
Michigan State will not be able to keep up with Iowa on the offensive end of the floor, but they will counter with a terrific defense. The Spartans are allowing just 71 points per game this season, and they will need that kind of effort to keep this one close.
The Spartans held a solid Purdue team to just 55 points in their most recent game, but they were only able to score 54 points of their own. Scoring has been a real challenge for this team at times, and head coach Tom Izzo has struggled to find a point guard to lead the team.
Aaron Henry (13.9) and Joey Hauser (11.8) are the only two Spartans averaging in double-figures this season, and they will need to be great in this game. Michigan State will also need to shoot the ball well if they want to keep this game close.
Michigan State at Iowa Betting Preview: Iowa Just Too Good at Home
It doesn’t seem real that Michigan State has already lost four Big Ten games, and there is still more than half the season to go. The Spartans just have not shot the ball well all season long, and this team lacks depth.
Iowa has the ability to put up 100 points in any game, and they are impossible to beat when they are making shots. The Hawkeyes haven’t been as dominant of late, but that offense should find its rhythm in this game.
Michigan State will always compete, but they just don’t have the talent to keep up in this game. Iowa will blow this game wide open in the second half and they will hand Michigan State their fifth Big Ten Conference loss of the season.
Bet the Iowa Hawkeyes -6.5 over the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday night.