Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers, Thursday, NCAA Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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IOWA HAWKEYES WISCONSIN BADGERS
16-13 March 2, 9:00 PM | Kohl Center 22-7
Iowa at Wisconsin, Betting Lines
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 2, 2017
Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
737 –Iowa Hawkeyes +12½ -110 +675 Ov 143½ -110
738 –Wisconsin Badgers -12½ -110 -900 Un 143½ -110

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Kohl Center.

ABOUT IOWA (16-13, 8-8 Big Ten): Freshman guard Jordan Bohannon (9.7 average) drained eight 3-pointers – one shy of the school record – and scored a season-best 24 points in the win over Maryland. Bohannon has made 68 3-pointers – two behind senior guard Peter Jok, who has scored 30 or more points on five occasions this season while averaging 20.6. Freshman forward Tyler Cook (12.2) is coming off his first career double-double after recording 21 points and a season-best 10 rebounds against the Terrapins.

ABOUT WISCONSIN (22-7, 11-5): The Badgers rank 11th nationally in scoring defense (62.1) but allowed a whopping average of 83.5 while losing their past two contests. Sophomore forward Ethan Happ has team-best averages of 14.1 points and nine rebounds, shoots a team-leading 59.7 percent from the field and also tops the squad in steals (61) and blocked shots (35). Senior guard Bronson Koenig (13.9 average, team-best 71 3-pointers) and senior forward Nigel Hayes (13.7) also average in double digits but Hayes has been inconsistent of late with two 20-point outings and two efforts of seven points or fewer in the past four games.

Oddsmakers currently have the Badgers listed as 12½-point favorites versus the Hawkeyes, while the game’s total is sitting at 143½.

Wisconsin is sliding in the wrong direction with four defeats in its past five games and the No. 21 Badgers look to stop their funk when they host Iowa in Thursday’s Big Ten contest. The Badgers have fallen out of first place and now sit 1 1/2 games behind Purdue with two conference games remaining.

Wisconsin dropped back-to-back 10-point decisions to Ohio State and Michigan State on the road last week and hope returning to its home arena can prompt a turnaround. The Badgers are 14-1 at home – the only loss coming against Northwestern on Feb. 12 – and both remaining games are at their Kohl Center with a chance to claim a share of the conference crown by winning against Iowa and Minnesota and having Purdue fall at Northwestern on Sunday. The Hawkeyes are just 2-7 on the road but one of those wins was an impressive 83-69 victory at Maryland last Saturday. Iowa has traditionally struggled at Wisconsin by losing 12 of its last 13 visits.

Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 84-74 result against Spartans on February 26. They failed to cover in that game as a -3-point favorite.

In their last action, Iowa was a 83-69 winner on the road against Terrapins. They covered the +7-point spread as underdogs.

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Iowa:
Team record: 16-13 SU,11-14-1 ATS
Iowa is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Iowa is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa’s last 6 games on the road

Wisconsin:
Team record: 22-7 SU,12-14 ATS
Wisconsin is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Iowa home to Penn State Sunday, March 5
Wisconsin home to Minnesota Sunday, March 5

COLLEGE HOOPS TIPS

1. Wisconsin won the past six meetings.

2. Koenig’s 71 3-pointers are 12 shy of last season’s final total that tied for second most in Badgers’ history.

3. The Hawkeyes made 16 3-pointers versus Maryland – the most in a Big Ten game in school history.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Iowa Hawkeyes will cover the spread at +12.5 and the game will stay under 143½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Wisconsin 68, Iowa 64 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
IOWA TEAM WISCN
80.6 PTS FOR 73.1
77.7 PTS AGNST 62.1
2.9 DIFF. 11.0
26.6 DEF REBOUNDS 25.3
12.2 OFF REBOUNDS 12.7
44.8 FG% 45.4
69.6 FT% 65.8
8.4 3 POINTERS 7.3
7.4 STEALS 6.9
BETTING TRENDS
IOWA
Iowa is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa’s last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
Iowa is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Wisconsin
WISCONSIN
Wisconsin is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisconsin’s last 10 games at home
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wisconsin’s last 9 games when playing Iowa
Wisconsin is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games when playing at home against Iowa
SUPERGRID
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Iowa’s Overall Scoring vs Wisconsin’s Overall Defense 80.6 30 62.1 12
Iowa’s Away Scoring vs Wisconsin’s Home Defense 75.9 55 56.4 4
Iowa’s Road Rebounds vs Wisconsin’s Home Rebounds Allowed 36.9 79 27.6 4
Wisconsin’s Overall Scoring vs Iowa’s Overall Defense 73.1 183 77.7 299
Wisconsin’s Home Scoring vs Iowa’s Road Defense 76.9 160 81.4 304
Wisconsin’s Home Rebounds vs Iowa’s Road Rebounds Allowed 40.4 36 39.7 322

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