Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes NCAAB Betting Prediction

Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction 2/17/2024

The Wisconsin Badgers (17-8) travel to face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (14-11) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City and televised on BTN. Wisconsin is coming off a win in their previous game, while Iowa is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maryland. Tip-off is set for 2:15 ET.

Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes

The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win

Wisconsin enters this game with a 17-8 record, including a 9-5 mark in Big Ten play. They have gone 8-3 in non-conference action. On the road, the Badgers are just 3-6, compared to a 14-2 record at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -5.6, and they have lost three straight road games.

Overall, Wisconsin has been the underdog in eight games, going 4-4 in those contests. They have been favored in 17 games, posting a 13-4 record. In their last game, the Badgers defeated Ohio State by a score of 62-54. Over their last 10 road games, they are 3-7.

Wisconsin’s ATS record this season is 11-14, but they are just 2-7 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Badgers are 5-5 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s games this season (138). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-3-1.

The Iowa Hawkeyes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last game to Maryland by a score of 78-66, Iowa comes into this contest with a record of 14-11. They have gone 6-8 in Big Ten play compared to their 8-3 non-conference record.

At home, the Hawkeyes have been very strong, going 12-4 this season. They have won their last two games at home and have gone 7-3 in their last 10.

As the favorite this season, Iowa has gone just 6-9 against the spread. At home, their ATS record is 6-10. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hawkeyes are 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Iowa is 16-9 and today’s line of 152.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (160.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points.

Wisconsin Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 73.8 points per game, Wisconsin struggled in their previous game. Against Ohio State, the Badgers scored 62 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44%. Currently leading the team in scoring is AJ Storr who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.3. Tyler Wahl also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.4.

AJ Storr (G) 16.3 3.7 0.9
Tyler Wahl (F) 11.4 5.9 1.7
Steven Crowl (F) 10.9 7.8 2.2

Iowa Offense Breakdown

The Iowa offense is coming off a game where they scored 66 points against Maryland. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.6% and connected on 6 threes. The top scorer for the Hawkeyes was Payton Sandfort with 19 points, while Ben Krikke also added 11 to the scoreboard.

Tony Perkins (G) 15.4 4.3 4.2
Payton Sandfort (F) 15.1 6.6 2.5
Ben Krikke (F) 14.5 4.6 1.6

Wisconsin Team Defense

At present, the Badgers’ defense is nationally ranked 75th, allowing 67.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Ohio State, the Buckeyes finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 54 points vs. Wisconsin.

Iowa Team Defense

The Hawkeyes’ defense is presently ranked 298th nationally, allowing an average of 78.0 points per contest. Against Maryland in their most recent game, the Iowa defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Maryland to hit 48% of their shots.

Badgers vs Hawkeyes Trends

  • Across the Badgers last three road games, the team averaged 65 points per game while allowing 76. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Across their three previous home games, Iowa has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 71 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Badgers have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Hawkeyes have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.

Badgers vs Hawkeyes Prediction

The Hawkeyes is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 76-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Hawkeyes at -1.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 152.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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