The Badgers and Hawkeyes are set to face off at 2:15 ET on BTN. The Hawkeyes will host the game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA. Wisconsin is favored by -1 in this Big Ten conference contest against Iowa. The game’s over/under currently sits at 152.5 points.

WISCONSIN BADGERS VS IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes +1

This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 2:15 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Hawkeyes.
  • Not only will Iowa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Badgers Have What it Takes in Iowa City?

Wisconsin enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 17 of their 25 games this season. They have gone 13-4 when favored, and they have gone 9-5 in Big Ten play. Overall, the Badgers are 17-8, and they are coming off of a 62-54 win over Ohio State.

On the road this season, Wisconsin has gone just 3-6, and they have lost their last three road games. Their average scoring differential on the road is -5.6 points per game, compared to +12.5 points per game at home. This season, they are 14-2 at home.

Wisconsin’s ATS record this season is 11-14, and they are 2-7 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers are 4-6 vs. the spread, and they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 152.5 is much higher than the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s games this year (138). So far, 19 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 130 points.

In their recent matchup, the Wisconsin offense ended with 62 points against Ohio State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44% and made 7 threes. Steven Crowl led the scoring for the Badgers, contributing 16 points. Additionally, AJ Storr chipped in with 14 points.

In the current season, the Wisconsin defense has excelled, sitting 76th in the nation by allowing 67.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Iowa. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.6%.

Do the Hawkeyes Have What it Takes at Home?

As the Iowa Hawkeyes prepare for their 26th game of the season, they are 14-11 overall and 6-8 in Big Ten play. At home, the Hawkeyes are 12-4, and they have won their last two games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

On the season, Iowa has been the underdog in 10 of their 25 games, and they are just 2-8 in those games. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.0, and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

As the underdog this season, Iowa has gone 3-7 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 9-16. At home, the Hawkeyes are 6-10 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Iowa is 3-7 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Iowa games is 16-9, and today’s OU line of 152.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (160.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 162 points.

Iowa offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Maryland. In that game, they made 6/22 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40.6%. The team’s top scorer is Tony Perkins, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.4, while Payton Sandfort also carries a PPG average of 15.1 into the game.

So far, the Hawkeyes’ defense is ranked 298th in the country at 78.0 points per contest. In today’s game, the Iowa defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 78 points.