Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds
Iowa looks to cover the Hawkeyes-Badgers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-5 mark when they host Wisconsin in college basketball wagering action.
The Hawkeyes sport records of 12-5 and 8-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Badgers have 13-4 and 6-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-8 for the Hawkeyes and 5-8 for the Badgers.
Bettors looking to go with the Hawkeyes in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Badgers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawkeyes sit at No. 33 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Badgers sit at No. 54 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Badgers will win this game 81-77.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Badgers rank No. 96 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 228-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Badgers rate No. 49 with 7.7 per game.
Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.5 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.
Wisconsin was a 64-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Badgers grabbed a 64-59 win over the Hoosiers on Tuesday, behind a 13-point effort from Ryan Evans at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
In their last action, Iowa was a 70-50 winner on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Hawkeyes blew out Northwestern on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 70-50 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Michigan State are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio State are 3-7
After playing Northwestern are 2-8
After a win are 8-2
A few Badgers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Iowa
Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games
Iowa is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games when playing Wisconsin
Wisconsin home to Michigan State, Tuesday, January 22
Iowa at Ohio State, Tuesday, January 22