Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Badgers come into this game with an overall record of 17-10 and a road record of 4-4. They are 13-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Hawkeyes have an overall record of 20-6 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 13-10 against the spread.
Nigel Hayes comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Badgers. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Bronson Koenig averages 13.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Wisconsin. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jarrod Uthoff averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hawkeyes. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Peter Jok averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Wisconsin averages 69.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 255th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 145th in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 179th and 291st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 37th with 11 per game. The Badgers allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 118th and 334th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in the Division 1.
Iowa averages 80.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 65th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 21st in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 68th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawkeyes rank 10th with 9.9 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 180th place in the nation. The Hawkeyes force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in college basketball.
The Badgers average 62.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 106.6 and they assist on 48.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Wisconsin turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.8%. The Badgers give up 63.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawkeyes score 83.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.9 points per game. The Hawkeyes have a rating on offense of 114.5 and 57.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Iowa turns it over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.6%. The Hawkeyes give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-13 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 13-14 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-10 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-10 against the over/under
Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/14/15 G Riley Dearring Personal has left team
12/04/15 G Brevin Pritzl Foot out indefinitely
11/13/15 F Andy Van Vliet Eligibility out for season
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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