The No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers and the Iowa Hawkeyes are set to square off in a Big Ten matchup at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Kohl Center. The Badgers are 11-2 overall and 6-1 at home, while Iowa is 11-3 overall and 1-2 on the road. Wisconsin is coming off a huge upset win at No. 3 Purdue on Monday.
The Badgers are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Wisconsin vs. Iowa odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 147. Before entering any Iowa vs. Wisconsin picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Wisconsin vs. Iowa spread: Wisconsin -2.5
- Wisconsin vs. Iowa over-under: 147 points
Featured Game | Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
What you need to know about Wisconsin
Wisconsin will be brimming with confidence following its 74-69 upset at No. 3 Purdue on Monday night. Star guard Jonathan Davis poured in a career-high 37 points and completed his double-double with a career-best 14 rebounds. Davis hit 13 of 24 from the floor in what was Wisconsin’s fifth win in 47 games at Mackey Arena.
Fifth-year senior guard Brad Davison added 15 points. Wisconsin had its entire roster available for the first time since early December, as the Badgers have been hampered by illness and injury. They have won 13 of their last 16 home games against Iowa.
What you need to know about Iowa
Iowa did not have its best defensive game on Monday, but it was still able to come away with an 80-75 win over Maryland. Guard Keegan Murray, who is the nation’s leading scorer, dropped 35 points and was 5 of 6 from 3-point land. The Hawkeyes are scoring 87.4 points per game, which ranks second nationally.
They come into this contest on a four-game winning streak following a three-game losing skid in early December. Murray leads the way with 24.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Iowa has won its last four games against Wisconsin, including a 77-62 win on the road last season.
How to make Wisconsin vs. Iowa picks
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