Iowa at Wisconsin Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/7/2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 8 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 21-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 73.7 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 20-9. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 61.6, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-17-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-14-1 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-16-1 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
02/27/19 G Connor McCaffery Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 3/10 vs Nebraska).
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/02/18 G Trevor Anderson Knee is out for season
Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Luka Garza averages 12.8 points per game in 23.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Ethan Happ averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 45%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 79.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 39th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 75th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 77th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 146th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.2 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 218th and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 333rd place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 172nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 265th in the country with 69.7 points per game this year. They are 93rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the nation. They are 229th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 230th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Badgers are 350th in turnovers per game with 9.2. The Badgers surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest and 213th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 40th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 112.5, which is ranked 24th. They are 112th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 75th. As a unit they are 33rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in D-1. Iowa is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 127th. They are 341st in D-1 in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 111th. As a unit they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 286th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wisconsin -8
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