Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 12, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 23, 2021, 9.41 AM

The No. 3 seed Iowa Hawkeyes (20-7) are favored by 4.5 points when they play the No. 6 seed Wisconsin Badgers (17-11) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium, beginning at 9:00 PM ET on BTN. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the Big Ten championship.

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Iowa vs Wisconsin Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Iowa -4.5 -105 -115 145.5 -110 -110 -189 155

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Point Total Insights

  • Iowa and its opponents have gone over the current 145.5 total in 20 of 27 games (74.1%) this season.
  • Six Wisconsin games this season featured a total above Friday's set total of 145.5 (21.4%).
  • Friday's over/under is 9.6 points lower than the two team's combined 155.1 points per game average.
  • The 85 points per game the Hawkeyes put up are 20.6 more points than the Badgers allow (64.4).
  • The Badgers put up an average of 70.1 points per game, just two fewer points than the 72.1 the Hawkeyes give up.
  • Head to Head

    Iowa vs Wisconsin (Last 5 Games)
    Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
    3/7/2021 Iowa -7.5 142 -343 +271 Regular Season 77-73
    2/18/2021 Wisconsin -1.5 144 -123 +103 Regular Season 77-62
    1/27/2020 Iowa -6 135 -293 +229 Regular Season 68-62
    3/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-45
    11/30/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-66

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    Iowa Betting Data

  • Against the spread, Iowa has been strong this season, posting a 15-9-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Hawkeyes have fared well against the spread, putting up an 8-4-1 record.
  • Iowa and its opponents have reached the total 0 times in 25 contests this season.
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    Iowa Leaders

    Hawkeyes Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Luka Garza 15 23.3 8.3 1.3 0.7 1.9 1.3
    Joe Wieskamp 15 14.8 5.7 1.5 0.9 0.2 2.4
    Jordan Bohannon 15 10.5 2.9 4.5 0.7 0.0 2.7
    CJ Fredrick 12 8.8 0.8 1.8 0.5 0.2 1.6
    Jack Nunge 10 8.2 5.7 1.6 0.3 1.4 0.5

    Wisconsin Betting Data

  • Wisconsin has a winning record against the spread, going 16-10-1 ATS (covering 59.3% of the time).
  • The Badgers have not fared well as a 4.5-point underdog going 5-6-1 against the spread.
  • Wisconsin has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 3.7% of matchups this year (1 out of 27 chances).
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    Wisconsin Leaders

    Badgers Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Micah Potter 17 13.3 5.5 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.2
    D'Mitrik Trice 17 12.7 3.2 4.3 0.9 0.0 1.8
    Brad Davison 17 9.8 3.6 1.9 1.4 0.0 1.9
    Aleem Ford 18 9.4 3.6 1.1 0.7 0.7 1.7
    Nate Reuvers 18 8.8 3.3 0.9 0.3 1.5 0.7
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