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Wisconsin vs. Iowa - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Iowa Hawkeyes (13-5) at Wisconsin Badgers (16-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Kohl Center)

The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Iowa Hawkeyes and Wisconsin Badgers play Tuesday night at the Kohl Center.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have won five of their last six games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Iowa is averaging 70.8 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Aaron White is averaging 16.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Gabriel Olaseni is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Mike Gesell is dishing 3.7 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are a defensive team, allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of their last seven games. Offensively, Iowa is shooting 75.8 percent from the line and 31.3 percent from downtown. Peter Jok is questionable for this game with a hand injury.

Wisconsin vs. Iowa - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Wisconsin Badgers are 16-2 and look for their fifth Big Ten victory. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 73.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and is allowing 54.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 17.2 points and eight rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third player averaging double-digit points and Josh Gasser is shooting 45.6 percent from the field. The Wisconsin Badgers have six players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 74 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 67 or less points in nine of its last 10 games. Wisconsin is 9-1 SU on its home court.

The Hawkeyes are 33-16 ATS in their last 49 games following a S.U. win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Badgers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Iowa doesn't hanve the offense to hang with Wisconsin, however, the defense and the size of the Hawkeyes will keep them in this game. Don't sleep on Iowa, as it's a team that doesn't make mistakes and won't be rattled by the crowd. 

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Iowa Hawkeyes +9.5

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