Michigan State vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2019 college basketball betting season continues this Thursday night with an intriguing Michigan State vs. Iowa basketball contest. The Spartans enter this contest riding a 12 game winning streak ready to take on No. 19 Iowa on the road. The Hawkeyes on the other hand, are hopeful they’re 5 game winning streak will give them enough momentum to take care of No. 6 Michigan State at home. So what kind of matchup are the odds predicting? Let’s check up on the sportsbook betting lines to find out.
Michigan State vs. Iowa Basketball – Thursday, January 24th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans leap into this Thursday night contest sporting a 17-2 record. With an undefeated 8-0 performance in Big Ten play this season, the Spartans are currently ranked No. 1 in the conference. Facing a Big Ten opponent on the road tonight, Michigan State is more than ready to increase their lead at the top of the conference. So what chance do the Spartans have of beating Iowa on the road? Well the odds are pegging Michigan State as a favorite but not that heavily. However, the numbers suggest that the Spartans won’t have too hard of a time taking care of the Hawkeyes. Right now Michigan State is averaging 83.8 per game while giving up 66.1. For comparison, the Hawkeyes are scoring 82.8 per game but are giving up 72.2. Ultimately the Spartans will be looking to ride their superior defense to a win this evening.
Players to Watch: Cassius Winston (18.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 7.3 apg), Nick Ward (15.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 0.9 apg), and Joshua Langford (15.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.3 apg).
The Hawkeyes fly into this Big Ten contest sporting a 16-3 record. However, since Iowa is 5-3 in Big Ten play this season, they currently rank 5th in the conference. On top of that, one of those 3 conference losses just happened to come against Michigan State 90-68 earlier this season. Since Iowa failed to measure up to Michigan State then, we can count on them failing to do so this evening as well. Nevertheless, bettors should expect Iowa to at least put up a better fight at home this evening.
Players to Watch: Tyler Cook (16.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.6 apg), Luka Garza (13.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.9 apg), and Joe Wieskamp (11.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.1 apg).
Michigan State vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Predictions
Michigan State vs. Iowa Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Michigan State vs. Iowa basketball matchup? All in all, Michigan State is the only way to bet this evening. The money line isn’t all that tilted making them a great parlay pick this Thursday night. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 82-70 Michigan State.