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Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Iowa HawkeyesWisconsin Badgers
12-2January 05, 2014, 08:00 | Kohl Center14-0

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Kohl Center Sunday as host Wisconsin looks to handle the Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA hoops action.

Wisconsin will face the 12-2 Hawkeyes, who own a 7-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Badgers are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawkeyes are 7-5 favoring the OVER.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wisconsin Badgers as -7.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Badgers and the No. 8-ranked Hawkeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Iowa, they were a 67-57 winner as they battled Nebraska at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. Roy Devyn Marble scored 15 points leading the Hawkeyes to a 67-57 victory over Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday.

Wisconsin was a 76-49 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. The Badgers blew out Northwestern on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 76-49 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawkeyes is ranked No. 3 in NCAA hoops at 45.64 per game. Contrast that with Wisconsin’s No. 176 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisconsin is the No. 24-ranked team in the country at 8.29 per game, while Iowa rates No. 139 at 6 per game.

Next up:
Iowa home to Northwestern, Thursday, January 9th
Wisconsin at Illinois, Wednesday, January 8th