Unless the Iowa Hawkeyes lose both their remaining Big Ten Regular Season games, they should have already secured a March Madness berth. However, they could most definitely bolster their case with a victory over rival Wisconsin on the road on Thursday night. Will the Hawkeyes pull off the upset? Or, will Wisconsin roll to a home win and cover?
Iowa vs Wisconsin NCAAB Betting Odds & Game Preview
- When: Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Kohl Center, Madison, WI
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ATS Odds: Wisconsin -7 ½
- Over/Under Total Odds: 140 ½
Why Iowa Hawkeyes are a good bet +7 ½?
Although Iowa has lost 3 of their last 4, before that they had been on a mini-roll. One of the wins was versus top 10 ranked Michigan 74-59. They also beat Indiana 77-72 on the road.
Iowa’s much better than what they showed in their last two games, losses to Ohio State and Rutgers. They have a shot to turn it around even though this is a road game because they’ve found success versus the Badgers in Wisconsin.
- Points/G: 79.7
- Field Goal %: 46.3
- 3-Point %: 36.7
- Free Throw %: 74.8
- Rebounds/G: 36.0
- Points/G: 73.7
- Field Goal %: 44.5
- 3-Point %: 32.3
- Free Throw %: 69.6
- Rebounds/G: 31.1
Why #21 Wisconsin Badgers a good bet -7 ½?
The Badgers have started to peak at the right time. Wisconsin is 3-1 on the moneyline in their last 4 games. The lone loss happened versus Indiana on the road on Feb. 26. In that matchup, Wisconsin pushed Indiana into overtime before losing by 3, 72-75.
Victories over Penn State, Illinois, and Northwestern prove that the Badgers are over the back-to-back losses to Michigan and Michigan State. They should easily handle a struggling team like Iowa on March 7.
- Points/G: 69.7
- Field Goal %: 45.9
- 3-Point %: 38.2
- Free Throw %: 64.7
- Rebounds/G: 34.5
- Points/G: 61.6
- Field Goal %: 39.6
- 3-Point %: 31.0
- Free Throw %: 66.3
- Rebounds/G: 32.4
NCAAB Betting Trends for Iowa vs Wisconsin
- Iowa is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games
- Iowa is 15-6 SU in the last 21 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Iowa’s last 7 games
- Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games when playing Iowa
- Wisconsin is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went UNDER in 10 of Wisconsin’s last 13 games
Iowa vs Wisconsin Final NCAAB Betting Analysis
Wisconsin has been playing much better than Iowa and even though the Hawkeyes do often play well on the road against the Badgers, Thursday night shouldn’t be one of those nights. Iowa didn’t just lose to Ohio State and Rutgers, they allowed two of the worst teams in the conference to pummel them.
Ohio State beat Iowa 90-70 while Rutgers beat them 86-72. The Hawkeyes have gone 0-6 ATS in their last 6 and 2-8 ATS in their last 10. Wisconsin rolls.
NCAAB Betting Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -7 ½