Michigan State at Iowa odds, picks and prediction

The No. 24 Michigan State Spartans (18-8, 9-6 Big Ten) visit the Iowa Hawkeyes (18-8, 8-7) Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we look at the Michigan State vs. Iowa odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Spartans are looking to turn things around after losing two straight games, and four of their last five outings overall. Michigan State is also 1-5 ATS across the past six contests dating back to Jan. 29.

The Hawkeyes posted an impressive 75-62 victory as a 5.5-point road underdog at Ohio State in their most recent game. Iowa is 4-1 SU over the previous five games while going 3-1 ATS in the past four games.

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Michigan State at Iowa odds, spread and lines

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Money line: Michigan State +230 (bet $100 to win $230) | Iowa -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
Against the spread: Michigan State +6.5 (-110) | Iowa -6.5 (-110)
Over/Under (O/U): 153.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Michigan State at Iowa odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Iowa 75, Michigan State 72

Money line

Iowa (-300) will cost you three times your potential return, and that’s a rather hefty price tag in what is essentially a coin-flip game against a ranked visitor.

PASS, and look to the spread instead.

Against the spread

MICHIGAN STATE +6.5 (-110) is the play in this conference battle. Yes, Sparty have really struggled lately, but Iowa laying more than three buckets is a little steep. The books are overestimating Iowa after its huge victory on the road against Ohio State. The Spartans should keep it close, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see them win outright.

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Over/Under

The UNDER 153.5 (-112) is worth a look. Michigan State has hit the Under in five of its last seven games against teams with a winning straight-up record while going 8-3 in the past 11 as an underdog. Iowa has cashed the Over at a 19-6-1 clip in the past 26 games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, but Michigan State is solid defensively, especially at the perimeter.

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Author: Naomi Berry