Iowa vs Michigan Pick: Thursday, February 25th

Iowa vs Michigan Pick: Thursday, February 25th: Iowa comes in winners of 4 straight and are coming off a 74-68 win at home over Penn State. Luka Garza led the way with 23 points and 11 boards and is averaging 24.7 points per game, and 8.5 rebounds per game on the season. The only other player averaging double figures is Joe Wieskamp with 15.3 points per game, and 6.9 rebounds per. The Hawkeyes average 86.4 points per game, rated as the third-best offensive team in the nation, and they get excellent distribution with 19.6 assists per game. Jordan Bohannon averages 4.7 assists, and Connor McCaffery gets 3.6 per game of his own. As a team, the Hawkeyes hit 47.6% from the field, 40.3% from three, and 71.3% from the line.

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Michigan has won three straight since their program pause due to positive Covid tests. They started with a 67-59 win at Wisconsin, followed it up with a 71-64 home win vs Rutgers, and then went on the road to defeat #4 Ohio State 92-87 on Sunday. Against the Buckeyes, it was another strong outing by Freshman Hunter Dickinson, who had 22 points and 9 boards. Senior guard Mike Smith, whose scoring is down drastically from last season went for 11 points and 7 assists. The Wolverines hit 50.2% from the field, 38.7% from three, and 76.7% from the stripe.

Iowa vs Michigan Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Total 156.5
Where/When Crisler Center | 7:00 PM ET

The Hawkeyes come into Thursday night’s game having failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 6 games on the road, and despite going 12-11 to the ‘Over’, Iowa has gone ‘Under’ the betting total in each of their last five games ahead of their meeting with Michigan. The Wolverines are 13-4 ATS so far this season, and dating back to last year, this team has managed to bounce back after an ATS loss in 8 of their last 10 attempts.

Iowa vs Michigan ATS Stats

Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Iowa 13-10 +3.7
Michigan 13-4 +3.8