Against the Spread Pick
The Michigan State Spartans have been unable to generate any momentum since a one-month winning streak from early December through early January (a stretch of eight games). They are 5-6 since, with no streak to the good of more than two games, one three-game skid mixed in, and a recent setback against Maryland. Only Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman are averaging in double-figures for Michigan State. The Iowa Hawkeyes care coming off consecutive victories over Minnesota and Ohio State. Luka Garza has exceeded his season average of 23.7 ppg in three straight games (38, 24, and 24 points). Iowa is 11-4-3 ATS in its last 18 overall, 7-3-3 ATS in its last 13 against opponents with winning records, and 6-2-2 ATS in its last 10 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last six overall, 0-5 ATS in their last five against opponents with winning records, and 1-5 ATS in their last six as favorites. Go with the HAWKEYES.
Over Under Pick
Iowa guard C.J. Fredrick is questionable with an ankle injury. If he cannot go, only one Hawkeye other than Garza is averaging in double-figures (Joe Wieskamp at 14.9 ppg). In Michigan State’s last 16 outings, the losing team has not scored more than 70 points. The under is 9-2-1 in the Spartans’ last 12 overall, 5-0 in their last five at home, 21-8-1 in their last 30 against opponents with winning percentages over .600, and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 as favorites. Take the UNDER.