Wisconsin at Iowa: 3/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Iowa Hawkeyes (20-7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (17-11)
Game Info: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: Iowa -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers almost blew their last game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday, but they were still able to hold on and win by a point. In the second half, Wisconsin was outscored nine and that made the game close. Wisconsin on the season is averaging 70.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 64.4 points per game. Wisconsin is shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from behind the three point line. This Wisconsin defense hasn’t been as strong as years past, and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way in this game. D’MitrikTrice has been the best player for Wisconsin averaging 13.7 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from behind the three point line.
This is a very strong Iowa team but there are still some big questions about how they are going to do this March. Overall Iowa sits with a 20-7 record overall and coming into this game they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Wisconsin, the offense was strong putting up 77 points and that led to the victory. Iowa on the season is averaging 85 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. Iowa is shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three point line. Luka Garza has been the best player for Iowa averaging 23.8 points while shooting 55 percent from the field. One big question for this team is the status of Joe Wieskamp who is dealing with an ankle injury and is questionable for this game
Wisconsin almost blew it against and Iowa is going to take advantage. Look for Iowa to get out to a fast start with the offense and that will be the difference in this game. Back Iowa against the spread.