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Hawkeyes vs Badgers College Hoops Game Preview

Iowa HawkeyesWisconsin Badgers
Dec 31, 1:00 PM | Kohl Center

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Iowa when they take on the Badgers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Hawkeyes have watched them go 8-6 and 5-4 ATS on the year, while the Badgers are at 12-2 and 9-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Badgers are 2-9, while the Hawkeyes have a 6-2-1 mark.

View Iowa vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hawkeyes listed as 18-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Badgers sit at No. 15 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawkeyes sit at No. 240 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Badgers will win this game 89-72.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisconsin's No. 190-ranked offense, averaging 67.9 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 260 at 70.9 PPG. The Badgers field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa lost its last outing, a 79-76 result against Purdue on December 28. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Iowa suffered a 79-76 loss against Purdue on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Roy Devyn Marble in a losing effort at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 64-40 winner as they battled Nebraska on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The battle between the Badgers and Cornhuskers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska was handed a 64-40 defeat on Tuesday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-1
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Michigan State are 8-2
After playing Nebraska are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Hawkeyes at Badgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 5 games at home
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
Wisconsin is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Iowa at Minnesota, Wednesday, January 4
Wisconsin home to Michigan State, Tuesday, January 3