Prediction, preview, TV info, betting line

• What: Michigan State vs. Iowa

• When: 7 p.m. Thursday

• Where from: Breslin Center, East Lansing

• TV/Radio: FS1/Spartan Sports Network radio, including WJIM 1240-AM and WMMQ 94.9-FM; Sirius/XM Ch. 84 (MSU broadcast), 380 (Iowa broadcast)

• Records/Rankings: MSU is 13-7 overall, 5-4 in the Big Ten and unranked. Iowa is 12-7 overall, 4-4 in the Big Ten and unranked.

• Betting line: MSU-3

• Estimated Kenpom Result: MSU 76, Iowa 72

• Trainer: MSU — Tom Izzo is 679-274 in his 28th season as head coach, all with the Spartans. Iowa — Fran McCaffery is 505-346 in his 27th season as a college head coach, including 254-169 in his 13th season with the Hawkeyes.

• Series: MSU leads 76-58 all-time, including 14 of their last 19 games, although the Hawkeyes have won their last three games, including their only game last year.



C (22) Mady Sissoko (6-9) 5.6

PF (10) Joey Hauser (6-9) 8/13

G (3) Jaden Akins (6-4) 8.6

G (2) Tyson Walker (6-1) 14.3

PG (11) AJ Hoggard (6-4) 12.7


F (0) Filip Rebraça (6-9) 13.9

F (24) Kris Murray (6-8) 21.3

F (30) Connor McCaffery (6-6) 7.7

G (11) Tony Perkins (6-4) 10.8

G (1) Aaron Ulis (6-3) 5.5

• MSU update: The Spartans suffered an 82-69 loss in Indiana, their third loss in four games after a seven-game winning streak. All four of those games were against teams currently ranked in the top 26 teams on analytics site All seven of their previous wins have been against teams outside the top 40. MSU sits at No. 36. Iowa is No. 35. Malik Hall’s availability remains unclear. It’s possible he could come back from his foot injury any time now. But it might also make sense to let him last this week before bringing him back. After Sunday’s game in Purdue, the Spartans don’t play Rutgers until the following Saturday, February 4th, at Madison Square Garden in New York.