Ohio State hits the hardwood at Iowa

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to pick up a second straight victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday night as those two schools hit the hardwood at the sportsbooks.

Iowa topped Ohio State 84-74 as a 6.5-point road underdog in the first meeting of the season between the two teams back on January 12.

Ohio State is 8-2 SU over its past 10 games against Iowa, but just 3-7 ATS in that stretch.

Supporters of the Buckeyes have watched them go 17-5 and 10-11 ATS on the year, while the Hawkeyes are at 17-5 and 13-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 12-8, while the Buckeyes have a 8-13 mark.

View Ohio State Buckeyes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Iowa sat as -6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Hawkeyes - Buckeyes odds would favor the Hawkeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa is rated No. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio State is at No. 44.

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Ohio State won its last outing, a 59-58 result against Wisconsin on February 1. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Ohio State got 13 points from LaQuinton Ross en route to a 59-58 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Kohl Center.

Iowa won its last outing, an 81-74 result against Illinois on February 1. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Hawkeyes got 17 points from Roy Devyn Marble as Iowa ran past Illinois 81-74 on Saturday at State Farm Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa's No. 5 nationally ranked offense (84.32 points per game) against a Buckeyes defense that sits as the No. 7 at 58.86 PPG. The Hawkeyes have been averaging 47.34% from the field, more than the Buckeyes have managed so far this season (45.26% on average).

A few Buckeyes at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Ohio State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games
Iowa is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Iowa is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Iowa is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Iowa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Ohio State

Next up:
Ohio State home to Purdue, Saturday, February 8th
Iowa at Michigan, Saturday, February 8th

 

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