Wisconsin at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 1 point favorites.
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Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 68.4 points per contest while giving up 64.9 per game. Iowa has an overall mark of 10-11. They are averaging 80.2 points per contest and giving up 76.9, which is a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-11 against the spread this season
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-9 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-6 against the over/under this year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/11/17 G Kobe King Knee is out for season
01/19/18 G D'Mitrik Trice Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Iowa
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Throat is out indefinitely
01/22/18 F Ryan Kriener Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Wisconsin
Brad Davison averages 12.1 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Ethan Happ averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Jordan Bohannon averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Tyler Cook averages 14.5 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 283rd and 279th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball. Wisconsin averages 68.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 299th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 196th in D-1. They average 31.7 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 332nd and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes surrender 76.9 points per contest, which ranks them 289th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 238th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 307th with 15.6 assists allowed per contest, and 105th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 60th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season. Iowa is 51st in Division 1 with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 53rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 67th in the nation. They are 32nd in college basketball in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Hawkeyes are 121st in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Badgers are 155th in the country in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 138th. They are 349th in college basketball in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 119th. As a unit they are 128th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in D-1. Wisconsin is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 226th in the country.
Iowa is 162nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 236th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 280th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 67th. They are 91st in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 66th. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa -1
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