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Hawkeyes open as college hoops underdog vs Buckeyes

Iowa HawkeyesOhio State Buckeyes
Jan 22, 6:30 PM | Value City Arena

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

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Value City Arena will host Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Hawkeyes will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 9-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Buckeyes are 9-6 ATS. Iowa is 6-8 against the total, while Ohio State is 6-7-1 versus the number.

View Iowa vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hawkeyes were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 34-rated Iowa taking on the No. 11-rated Buckeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-78 win for the Buckeyes on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio State has the nation's No. 55-rated offensive output, at 73.5 PPG. The visiting Hawkeyes defense ranks No. 105 allowing on average 63.2 PPG. The Buckeyes FG% has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, Iowa features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Iowa was a 70-66 winner at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Hawkeyes grabbed a 70-66 win over the Badgers on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Aaron White at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Ohio State lost its last outing, a 59-56 result against Michigan State on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Deshaun Thomas scored 28 points for Ohio State on Saturday, but the Spartans managed a 59-56 victory over the Buckeyes at Breslin Center.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 6-4
After playing Wisconsin are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Penn State are 9-1
After playing Michigan State are 7-3
After a loss are 10-0

A few Hawkeyes at Buckeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Iowa is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
Ohio State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games

Next up:
Iowa at Purdue, Sunday, January 27
Ohio State at Penn State, Saturday, January 26