NCAA hoops odds preview - Iowa vs. Wisconsin
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers will be trying to slam the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Kohl Center in college betting action.
The Badgers bring a 15-7 record (7-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-8 Hawkeyes, who are 11-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wisconsin go 7-11 so far and the Hawkeyes go 7-11.
The Badgers were listed as 8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Badgers - Hawkeyes odds would favor the Hawkeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wisconsin is rated No. 43 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa is at No. 32. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-73 win for the Badgers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawkeyes rank No. 17 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.6 per game. That compares with Wisconsin’s No. 115 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wisconsin is college basketball's No. 44-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Hawkeyes rate No. 239 with 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.
Iowa was a 62-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Iowa suffered a 62-59 loss against Minnesota on Sunday, getting 11 points from Mike Gesell in a losing effort at Williams Arena.
Wisconsin was a 74-68 winner in its last match on the road against Illinois. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Ben Brust scored 20 points leading the Badgers to a 74-68 victory over Illinois at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Sunday.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Northwestern are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Michigan are 5-5
After playing Illinois are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Hawkeyes at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Iowa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Iowa
Wisconsin is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisconsin's last 9 games
Iowa home to Northwestern, Saturday, February 9
Wisconsin home to Michigan, Saturday, February 9