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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Ohio State Buckeyes Underdogs vs Iowa Hawkeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Iowa sat as -1.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes bring a 11-10 record (6-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-8 Buckeyes, who are 8-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Iowa go 8-9-1 so far and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 12-6-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Iowa Hawkeyes at No. 227 and the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 151 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes rank No. 61 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.48 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 80-ranked team at 8.24 per game, while the Ohio State Buckeyes rate No. 208 with 6.33 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio State earned a 78-72 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Marc Loving at Value City Arena.

Nicholas Baer scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawkeyes to a win (they lost 76-64 to Illinois at State Farm Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio State's last 9 games
  • Ohio State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games on the road
  • Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ohio State

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Maryland, Tuesday, January 31st
Iowa at Rutgers, Tuesday, January 31st