Wisconsin vs. Iowa State Odds, Opening Spread, Predictions for March Madness 2022
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Wisconsin vs. Iowa State Odds
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The madness marches on as we roll into the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, featuring No. Higher Wisconsin against No. Lower Iowa St.. Find our expert’s projected odds and more about how these teams match up ahead of the Round of 32 below.
Projected Wisconsin vs. Iowa State Odds
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Wisconsin vs. Iowa State Matchup Matrix
Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Wisconsin and Iowa State match up statistically. Data via KenPom as of Sunday, March 13:
Wisconsin Offense vs. Iowa State Defense
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Iowa State Offense vs. Wisconsin Defense
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Pace of Play
More About Wisconsin
Stuckey: Wisconsin was one of the most fortunate teams in the country this season. The Badgers got almost every bounce to go their way late in close games, but that also means the Badgers were in position to win a lot of close games. That speaks to their extremely disciplined defense.
It also helps to have a potential player of the year in Johnny Davis, who can take over a game at any time.
While Wisconsin won’t beat itself with turnovers (second nationally in that department), it could easily shoot itself out of the tournament, especially if it runs into a team that can keep Davis somewhat in check. For the season, Wisconsin is shooting just 31.2% from 3 — a percentage that’s even worse in league play. That’s not ideal for a team that doesn’t get a high percentage of second looks due to its lack of offensive rebounding prowess, which is by design to prevent teams from getting out in transition and speeding the game up.
Unless the steaks Brad Davison is having one of his good nights from beyond the arc, the shooting just isn’t good enough for a deep run.
More About Iowa State
Doug Ziefel: Iowa State has everything you look for when trying to identify Cinderella teams in tournaments.
First, the Clones are excellent defensively, ranking 10th in adjusted defensive efficiency, sixth in turnover percentage and 15th in 3-point percentage allowed during the regular season.
Secondly, they have a guy who can take over games and lead them to victory. That guy is Izaiah Brockington, who transferred from Penn State for his senior season and became the heart and soul of this team. We saw his magic early on in the year, as he burst onto the scene with two big performances against Xavier and Iowa. However, the Cyclones managed to beat Texas Tech, Memphis and Creighton — even when Brockington wasn’t at his best.
This is a very dangerous team when it all comes together.
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