Iowa at Wisconsin - 1/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Iowa at Wisconsin - 1/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Badgers (11-2) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (11-3)

Game Info: Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Kohl Center)

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Wisconsin Badgers in a Big Ten Conference game on Thursday night.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-3 (1-2) this season and have won four games in a row. Iowa is coming off of a win against Maryland by a score of 80-75 in their last game. Iowa trailed by four points at halftime but was able to outscore Maryland 44-35 in the second half for the win. Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 35 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Iowa is averaging 87.4 points per game and is giving up 70.5 points per game against, while also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 24.5 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 47.9% on field goals, 78.2% on free throws, and 35.5% on three pointers.

The Wisconsin Badgers are 11-2 (2-1) this season and have won three games in a row. Wisconsin defeated Purdue by a score of 74-69 in their last game. Wisconsin played a great game against the #3 team in the nation and was able to hold them to 41.1% field goal shooting. Johnny Davis led the Badgers with 37 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Wisconsin is averaging 70.6 points per game and is giving up 63.6 points per game against, while also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game. Johnny Davis is averaging 22.3 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Brad Davison is averaging 14.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Badgers. Wisconsin is shooting 40.8% on field goals, 76.6% on free throws, and 29.9% on three pointers.

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Iowa is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 9-1 in Iowa’s last 10 road games. Wisconsin is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-2 in Wisconsin’s last 7 games. The road team is 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 head to head meetings.

This will be an interesting game between two teams that like to play different styles. Iowa likes to run up and down the court and is averaging about 157 points in their games, while Wisconsin slows the tempo down and only averages about 133 points in their games. Wisconsin is at home and will be full of confidence after beating #3 ranked Purdue. I like the Badgers to win.

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David’s Pick Wisconsin -2.5

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