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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Ohio State Buckeyes host Iowa on Sunday, looking to build on their 18-11 mark against the 20-7 Hawkeyes in college basketball betting action at Value City Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes opened as -4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 18-11 and 15-14 ATS Ohio State Buckeyes will face the 20-7 Iowa Hawkeyes, who own a 14-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-15 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-12-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 175-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 86-rated Iowa Hawkeyes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 184 nationally ranked offense (70.59 points per game) against a Iowa Hawkeyes defense that sits as the No. 89 at 68.59 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes have been averaging 44.38% from the field, less than the Hawkeyes have managed so far this season (45.61% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawkeyes endured a 67-59 loss at the hands of the Badgers on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Peter Jok at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Buckeyes got 19 points from Marc Loving, but it was Michigan State that prevailed in a 81-62 final on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
  • Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Ohio State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Indiana, Tuesday, March 1st
Ohio State at Michigan State, Saturday, March 5th