Wisconsin vs Iowa predictions 1/27/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -4.5
The Wisconsin Badgers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday, January 27, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 4.5 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 66.5 points per contest while giving up 61.1 per game. Iowa has an overall mark of 14-5. They are averaging 80.2 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-7-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-12-1 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Kobe King averages 10.0 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Nate Reuvers comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Joe Wieskamp averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Luka Garza averages 23.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 127th and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 75th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in the nation. Wisconsin averages 66.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 298th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 210th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 150th in D-1. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 297th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 340th with 10.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 209th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 178th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 278th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 126th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 119th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Iowa is 17th in the country with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 65th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 54th in the nation. They are 59th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Hawkeyes are 276th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Badgers are 137th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 347th in the country with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 144th. As a team they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 48th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 7th in the country in offensive rating with 112.4. In terms of pace they are 98th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 66th. As a team they are 52nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 172nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -4.5
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