Iowa vs. Wisconsin - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (18-2) at Iowa Hawkeyes (13-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Saturday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won three straight and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 73.6 points on 48.8 percent shooting and is allowing 55.1 points on 41 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Josh Gasser is shooting 45.1 percent from the field. The Wisconsin Badgers have six players averaging at least six points and are shooting 74.2 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six straight games. Wisconsin is 5-1 SU on the road.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes have split their last 10 games and play their seventh ranked team. On the season, Iowa is averaging 69.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while Gabriel Olaseni is averaging 8.5 points and 5.4 rebounds. Mike Gesell is dishing 3.6 assists and Adam Woodbury is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are a defensive team that’s allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of their last 10 games. Offensively, Iowa is shooting 74.5 percent from the line and 31.3 percent from beyond the arc. Aaron White is questionable for this game with a shoulder injury.
The Badgers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The Hawkeyes are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Badgers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Iowa and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
I like Iowa in this spot on its home court. THe Hawkeyes are just a tough team that finds ways to hang around due to their rebounding. Take the points.