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Iowa Hawkeyes Visit Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Iowa takes to the basketball court against Wisconsin on Thursday, hoping to send the Badgers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Kohl Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Wisconsin sat as -11.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to cover the spread vs the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, as the Hawkeyes are 11-14-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Badgers are 12-14 ATS. Iowa is 12-12-2 against the total, while Wisconsin is 11-14-1 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 103-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 127-rated Iowa Hawkeyes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 150-ranked offense, averaging 73.14 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 227 at 77.72 PPG. The Badgers field goal percentage has averaged 45.36% so far, more than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.82% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tyler Cook scored 21 points and helped out with 21 rebounds for Iowa on Saturday, leading the Hawkeyes to a 83-69 victory over Maryland at Xfinity Center.

Nigel Hayes poured in 22 points and added 22 rebounds in a losing cause for Wisconsin on Sunday, as the Spartans rolled to a 84-74 victory over Wisconsin at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Iowa is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
  • Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Wisconsin is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Penn State, Sunday, March 5th
Wisconsin at Minnesota, Sunday, March 5th