Ohio State receives a visit from Iowa
The Ohio State Buckeyes have won eight games in a row SU against the Iowa Hawkeyes as those two schools meet in college basketball betting action on Sunday afternoon at the sportsbooks.
Overall the Buckeyes are 9-1 SU but just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against the Hawkeyes dating back to 2008, while totals bettors have watched the UNDER pay out in six of the last seven games between the two Big Ten schools.
The Buckeyes currently sports a 15-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-6 ATS. The Hawkeyes are 13-3 and 9-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buckeyes produce a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawkeyes have gone 9-5 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Buckeyes in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Sunday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Hawkeyes was expected to move the line.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Buckeyes and the No. 11-ranked Hawkeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
In their last action, Ohio State was a 72-68 loser on the road against Michigan State. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Buckeyes endured a 72-68 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Tuesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Sam Thompson at Breslin Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio State's No. 92-ranked offense, averaging 75.19 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 55 at 65.69 PPG. The Buckeyes field goal percentage has averaged 46.99% so far, less than the Hawkeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.51% per game.
A few Hawkeyes at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Iowa is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Iowa is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Iowa is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games on the road
Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 19th
Ohio State at Minnesota, Thursday, January 16th