The Iowa Hawkeyes will finish the regular season at home and with a date against the Wisconsin Badgers, who are seeking to even out the series in this head-to-head. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes NCAA College Basketball Game on March 7 2021
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
When: Sunday, March 7, 2021, 12:30 PM ET
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (odds)
Record: 16-10 Overall / 10-9 Conference
Wisconsin is fumbling its chances to get huge wins towards the end of the regular season, as the Badgers suffered back-to-back losses to the Illinois Fighting Illini, who didn’t have Ayo Dosunmo, on Feb. 27 (74-69), and to the Purdue Boilermakers on the road (73-69) on Mar. 2. Bad shooting has been crippling the Badgers lately, having shot just 35.9 percent from the field in their last six games. While they don’t seem to have the guns to keep up with the Hawkeyes’ offense, the Badgers will look to limit Luka Garza and company with a defense that’s been allowing the second-fewest points in Big Ten play so far this season. The Badgers are allowing just 65.5 points per game in conference play, mainly due to their slow pace. Wisconsin is 324th in the nation with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes.
The over is 2-0 in Wisconsin’s last two games overall.
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes (odds)
Record: 19-7 Overall / 13-6 Conference
Stop Luka Garza? The Hawkeyes have every reason to believe that the Badgers will not be able to do that this Sunday. For one, Wisconsin failed mightily when it tried to keep Garza in check the first time these two teams first met. Garza dropped 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field with four threes on six attempts from deep, while Joe Wieskpamp had 17 points, powered by five 3-pointers. Iowa spread the floor well and went to Garza nonstop, knowing Wisconsin didn’t have an answer for him. Expect the Hawkeyes to do just the same in the rematch. Garza is leading the Hawkeyes with 24.3 points per game on 55.1 percent shooting from the field. Three of Iowa’s top four scorers are shooting over 49 percent from the field, and as a team, the Hawkeyes shot 51.0 percent in the win over Wisconsin.
Iowa is 3-0 straight-up and 2-1 against the spread in its last three home games.
Iowa wins, 78-72.
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