CappersInfo is back with its Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Friday night tilt.
Big Ten Tournament Picks: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
Date: Friday, March 15th, 9:00 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
Iowa vs. Michigan State Live TV: Big Ten Network
The Hawkeyes know that this is the game for their entire season. They need this win and possibly one more to get into the NCAA Tournament, and if they fail in this game, they know that they can count on going to the NIT and no better. The problem that we have with Iowa this time of year is that it just doesn’t have the experience at this level. The Spartans have virtually all been here and done this, and there is no coach in the country you’d rather have than Head Coach Tom Izzo in this type of a clutch situation. Michigan State hasn’t lost to a team of this quality really all season long, while Iowa hasn’t beaten a team like this all season long either. Wins over the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Illinois Fighting Illini just don’t add up when push comes to shove. The Hawkeyes have had a great season, and their 21 win season is nothing to bat an eyelash at, but they just don’t have the horses in this one to keep up with G Keith Appling and Izzo’s Spartans.
Iowa vs. Michigan State Pick: Michigan State Spartans
Big Ten Quarterfinals Prediction: Michigan State 69 – Iowa 61