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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction 1/2/2024

The Iowa Hawkeyes (8-5) travel to face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (9-3) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Kohl Center in Madison and televised on BTN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers

The Iowa Hawkeyes Are Coming Off A Win

Iowa, with a record of 8-5, will face Wisconsin today. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Iowa has gone 2-8. Iowa has a subpar ATS performance, sitting below .500 with a 5-8 ATS record. In their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Iowa comes in with an over/under record of 9-4-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 165.1 points per game so far. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 167 points per game.

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Chicago State 80-53, Wisconsin’s record stands at 9-3. In away games, the Badgers have gone 1-2 this season, while they have an 8-1 record at home. As of today’s game, Wisconsin holds a 6-6 ATS record. In their last ten games, Wisconsin has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Wisconsin has an over/under record of 5-6-1 with their games averaging a combined 139.1 points per game so far. Looking at the Badgers’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0-1 with their games averaging 146 points per game.

Iowa Offense Breakdown

Iowa finished with 103 points in their game against Northern Illinois. This total surpasses their season-average of 87.8 points per game. Ben Krikke was the leading scorer for the Hawkeyes, putting up 20 points. In addition, Payton Sandfort contributed 16 points.

Ben Krikke (F) 17.0 5.6 1.5
Payton Sandfort (F) 13.8 6.9 3.0
Tony Perkins (G) 13.2 4.5 3.7

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Wisconsin’s offense scored 80 points against Chicago State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they went 20/26 from the free-throw line. AJ Storr led the team in scoring, putting up 29 points. Additionally, Steven Crowl contributed 13 points for the Badgers.

AJ Storr (G) 15.0 2.8 0.8
Steven Crowl (F) 12.8 7.2 2.0
Tyler Wahl (F) 10.8 5.8 1.2

Iowa Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Iowa is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.2 points per game (244th). Against Northern Illinois in their most recent game, the Iowa defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Northern Illinois to hit 50% of their shots.

Wisconsin Team Defense

So far, the Badgers’ defense is ranked 48th in the country at 64.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Chicago State, the Cougars finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 53 points vs. Wisconsin.

Hawkeyes vs Badgers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Hawkeyes have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 71 points per game in these contests.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Wisconsin has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 67 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hawkeyes have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Iowa posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Badgers have a straight up record of 9-1 and an ATS mark of 4-5-1.

Hawkeyes vs Badgers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Badgers vs. Hawkeyes matchup, our bet is to grab the Hawkeyes at +7.5. Even though our projections have the Badgers winning 75-69, we see the Hawkeyes as the play on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 153.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

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