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Wisconsin vs Iowa Prediction Basketball Picks 1-2-24

Wisconsin Badgers (9-3) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (8-5)
2024-01-02 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers meet in college basketball action from the Kohl Center on Tuesday night. Can Iowa snag their first conference win? Or will Wisconsin remain unbeaten in Big Ten play? Let’s dive in and find out with our Iowa vs. Wisconsin Prediction.

Iowa Team Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this one looking to build on a 103-74 win over Northern Illinois last time out. Ben Krikke leads the Hawkeyes in scoring with 17 PPG along with 5.6 RPG while Payton Sandfort has 13.8 PPG with a team-high 6.9 RPG to lead the Hawkeyes on the glass this season. Tony Perkins has 13.2 PPG with 4.5 RPG and a team-high 3.7 APG to lead the Hawkeyes In assists while Patrick McCaffery has 10.1 PPG with 3.4 RPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Iowa so far this season. As a team, Iowa is averaging 87.8 PPG on 47.9% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 74.9% from the foul line this season.

Wisconsin Team Preview

The Wisconsin Badgers come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after an 80-53 win over Chicago State last time out. AJ Storr leads the Badgers in scoring with 15 PPG while Steven Crowl has 12.8 PPG with a team-high 7.2 RPG to lead the Badgers on the glass so far this season. Tyler Wahl has 10.8 PPG with 5.8 RPG, capping off the group of double-digit scorers for Wisconsin so far this season. Chucky Hepburn also has 9 PPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Badgers in the assist department this season. As a team, Wisconsin is averaging 74.2 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 32.9% from behind the arc and 76.6% from the foul line this season.

Iowa vs. Wisconsin Prediction

I get that points with Iowa are tempting considering how they’ve looked in their last couple of games, but the Hawkeye defense has been a sieve in their first two conference games, allowing 87 and 90 to Purdue and Michigan respectively, and I don’t know if it gets better here considering Wisconsin’s been able to score and have been much better defensively than the Wolverines and Iowa Still lost to Michigan by double-digits. I think this one’s all Wisconsin here so give me the Badgers.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Wisconsin -7.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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