Iowa vs. Michigan Odds, Picks: Sharps Betting Spread & Over/Under
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- Sharps are betting the Iowa vs. Michigan spread and over/under on Friday night (6:30 p.m. ET, FS1).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we detail how the pros are playing this matchup.
College football’s Championship Week kicks off on Friday night, but the basketball slate is a sneaky good one as well, including Duke vs. Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh vs. Louisville.
Iowa vs. Michigan is also among Friday’s most heavily bet hoops matchups, and that includes plenty of action from sharps.
The key storyline for this contest is how the Wolverines will rebound after getting throttled by Louisville, 58-43, in Tuesday’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Professional bettors are already showing what they expect from Michigan, as well as taking a position on the over/under.
Let’s analyze how sharps are betting the Iowa vs. Michigan spread and total.
Sharps Betting Iowa vs. Michigan Spread, Over/Under
Let’s start with the spread. Michigan opened as an 8-point favorite and 66% of bettors are laying the points with the Wolverines.
However, despite attracting just 34% of bets, that minority of spread tickets on the Hawkeyes accounts for 56% of all money wagered, showing that the biggest bets are hitting Iowa.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals agree, triggering two smart money indicators on the road underdog.
Unsurprisingly, this number has moved with the sharp action down to Iowa +6.5.
Similar to the spread, the over/under is seeing the majority of bettors load up on one side, but wiseguys pivoting and going the other way.
Sixty-four percent of tickets are taking the over, but again, three smart money indicators from SI’s Bet Signals report sharps hitting that side of the total.
With money from respected bettors flowing on the under, the line has dropped from an opener of 145 to 144, and even 143.5 at a handful of books across the market.
Sharp angles: Iowa (moved from +8 to +6.5) and Under (moved from 145 to 144) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]