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Iowa Hawkeyes home to Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Wisconsin BadgersIowa Hawkeyes
21-5February 22, 2014, 12:00 | Carver-Hawkeye Arena19-6

The Iowa Hawkeyes hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Wisconsin Badgers pay a visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Badgers have watched them go 21-5 and 13-12-1 ATS on the year, while the Hawkeyes are at 19-6 and 15-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 15-8, while the Badgers have a 14-12 mark.

View Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

The Badgers were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Hawkeyes and the No. 105-ranked Badgers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.


Wisconsin won its last outing, a 75-62 result against Michigan on February 16. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Frank Kaminsky scored 25 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Wisconsin on Sunday, leading the Badgers to a 75-62 victory over Michigan at Crisler Center.

Iowa was an 82-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Iowa earned an 82-70 victory over Penn State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Melsahn Basabe at Bryce Jordan Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa has the nation's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 83.64 PPG. The visiting Badgers defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 63.31 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 46.98% so far, more than the Badgers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.81% per game.

A few Badgers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Iowa is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Iowa is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Indiana, Tuesday, February 25th
Iowa at Minnesota, Tuesday, February 25th