4* BIG TEN ATS ABSOLUTE SMASH
Wisconsin vs. Iowa,
02/23/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 66 - 67
Point Spread: -5/-103 Wisconsin
A lot of people are going to look at how Iowa went into Wisconsin and beat the Badgers 72-65 earlier this season and want to take the 5-points on Iowa at home, but I think the Hawkeyes are going to struggle to keep this game close at all.
Iowa is coming off a emotional 78-66 home win over Indiana in their last game, the same Indiana team that beat them 103-89 earlier this season. It's going to be extremely hard for the Hawkeyes to bring level of intensity needed to beat a great team like Wisconsin.
In the first meeting the Badgers simply couldn't buy a bucket. They shot just 34.8% from the field on the game and were a miserable 3 for 28 (10.7%) from long distance. Both well below their season averages of 42.3% from the field and 35.7% from long distance.
Wisconsin is going to have a better night shooting the ball, and defensively they are going to come in extremely motivated which will make it hard for Iowa to get any easy looks. Wisconsin is an impressive 8-3 SU on the road and I fully expect them to win this game by at least 6-points.
Wisconsin is knocked off Penn State 65-55 in their last game. They are 12-4 ATS off a home win by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons and 12-5 ATS after allowing 60 points or less this season. BET THE BADGERS!