Michigan vs Iowa: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 25, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 25, 2021

The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines (16-1) bring a five-game win streak into a home matchup with the No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes (17-6), who have won four straight. The Hawkeyes are underdogs by  in the contest, which begins at 7:00 PM ET (on ESPN) on Thursday, February 25. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 25, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Michigan Betting Information

  • Michigan is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 13-3.
  • The Wolverines are 9-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 4-point favorite.
  • Michigan and its opponents have gone over the set over/under in 8 of 16 games this season (50%).
  • The Wolverines knocked off Ohio State 92-87 in their last contest on Sunday. Hunter Dickinson racked up a team-high 22 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 1.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 144.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Hunter Dickinson 17 15.0 7.8 0.9 0.3 1.6 0.0
Isaiah Livers 17 14.4 5.9 2.4 0.5 0.9 2.3
Franz Wagner 17 12.4 6.7 3.0 1.3 1.1 1.2
Eli Brooks 16 9.0 2.9 3.3 1.1 0.4 1.3
Mike Smith 17 8.6 2.7 5.4 0.5 0.0 1.2

Iowa Betting Information

  • Iowa has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 11-9.
  • For the 16th time this season, the Hawkeyes are at least a 4-point underdog, where they have a record of 9-6 against the spread.
  • 11 of Iowa’s 20 games (55%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Hawkeyes knocked off Penn State 74-68 in their last game on Sunday. Luka Garza put up a team-high 21 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 10 points and didn’t cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 157 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Iowa Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Garza 23 24.7 8.5 1.8 0.4 1.6 1.4
Joe Wieskamp 23 15.3 6.9 1.6 1.1 0.3 2.4
Jordan Bohannon 23 9.6 3.3 4.7 0.6 0.0 2.4
CJ Fredrick 19 8.5 1.1 2.4 0.3 0.1 1.6
Jack Nunge 21 7.5 5.6 1.4 0.3 0.9 0.7

Total Facts

  • Michigan’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (156.5 points) in four out of 17 opportunities (23.5% of matchups).
  • In 56.5% of Iowa’s games this season (13 of 23), the total points scored was greater than Thursday’s 156.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 165.6 points per game, 9.1 points more than the total of 156.5 for this matchup.
  • The 139 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 17.5 fewer than the 156.5 total in this contest.
  • The Wolverines have seen a 145.4 average over/under in their games this season, 11.1 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Hawkeyes games have a total points bet of 159.2 points this season, 2.7 points more than the over/under for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/17/2020 Iowa Iowa -5 146.5 -232 +183 Regular Season 90-83 IOWA
12/6/2019 Michigan Michigan -7 143.5 -321 +252 Regular Season 103-91 MICH
2/1/2019 N/A Iowa N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-59 IOWA

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