Wisconsin vs. Iowa State 3/20/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date & Time: 3/20/2022, 10:10 PM UTC
Location: Fiserv Forum
Address: Milwaukee, WI
Latest Odds: WIS -3 ; O/U 124.5
TV Channel: TNT

The 11th seeded Iowa State Cyclones play the third-seeded Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday in the second round of the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Iowa State defeated the LSU Tigers 59-54 in the first round on Friday.  Tyrese Hunter was the leading scorer for Iowa State. The Cyclones held LSU to 37.0% shooting and 21.1% shooting from three-point territory.

Isaiah Brockington is leading Iowa State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, while Tyrese Hunter is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 11.2 points and 4.8 assists per game. Iowa State has only two players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 66.5 points per game.

Wisconsin defeated the Colgate Raiders 67-60 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Johnny Davis was the leading scorer for Wisconsin with 25 points, including 17 points in the second half. The Badgers shot only 41.9% overall but held Colgate to 38.6% shooting. Wisconsin took good care of the ball, committing only five turnovers, while forcing Colgate to turn the ball over 12 times.

Johnny Davis is leading Wisconsin in scoring and rebounding with averages of 19.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Chucky Hepburn is the leader in assists with an average of 2.4 assists per game. Brad Davison is the second-leading scorer with an average of 14.1 points per game and one of three players for Wisconsin averaging double-figures in scoring. Wisconsin is scoring an average of 70.7 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 following a win ATS
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Cyclones last 8 as the underdog in the NCAA Tournament
  • Wisconsin is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 as the favorite
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Badgers last 5
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -3

Wisconsin is coming off a victory over Colgate, in which the Badgers failed to cover the number as 7.5-point chalk after winning 67-60. However, Wisconsin's defense is holding opponents to an average of only 66.5 points per game and will face an Iowa State offense that struggles. Iowa State is averaging only 67.3 points per game which is 277th in the country and the Cyclones are shooting only 44.2%. Combine a tough man-to-man defense by Wisconsin against a poor shooting Iowa State squad and the result is a victory and cover for the Badgers. Final Score Prediction, Wisconsin Badgers win and cover ATS 65-58. 

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