The No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes (21-8, 11-7 Big Ten) visit the Michigan Wolverines (16-12, 10-8) Thursday. Tip off at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., is set for 9 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Iowa vs. Michigan odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Iowa lost at home 84-79 to Michigan on Feb. 17. The Hawkeyes have won four in a row since, outscoring opponents by 17.5 points per game. Iowa has been dialed in from long distance over the four wins (37.7%) and has consistently out-rebounded foes.
The Wolverines held Iowa to a 4-of-18 (22.2%) mark on 3s when they met on Feb. 17. Michigan has gone 2-2 since and is coming off a Tuesday win over Michigan State.
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Iowa at Michigan odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Iowa +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Michigan -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Iowa +2.5 (-120) | Michigan -2.5 (-105)
Over/Under (O/U): 154.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
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Iowa at Michigan odds, lines, picks and predictions
Iowa 74, Michigan 72
Slow-tempo Michigan is a betting fade against quick teams like Iowa. The Hawkeyes have played well recently despite playing a lesser schedule of late than UM.
The Hawkeyes figure to come out on top in the turnover battle and in the exchange from beyond the arc. In the first game, Iowa was held to a season-low-tying 4 triples. Iowa has been an excellent offensive team on the road, and the HAWKEYES (+115) play is a likable one in this revenge spot.
Against the spread
The Wolverines are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win.
BACK THE HAWKEYES +2.5 (-120).
Game 1 hit the Over with 13.5 points to spare. Look for some push-back on the pace here. The UNDER 154.5 (-107) has value, with Iowa likely keeping the Wolverines more in check and in a contest with fewer possessions.
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