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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Line and Trends Report

Ohio State takes to the basketball court against Iowa on Thursday, hoping to send the Hawkeyes to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ohio State Buckeyes opened as 1-point underdogs 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).

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes bring a 9-7 record (6-5-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-4 Buckeyes, who are 5-8 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Iowa go 8-5 so far and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 3-10.

The Hawkeyes - Buckeyes odds would favor the Buckeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Iowa is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio State is at No. 41.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Iowa's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 81.19 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 75 at 67.8 PPG. The Hawkeyes field goal percentage has averaged 48.48% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes got 19 points from Keita Bates-Diop as Ohio State ran past Miami-Ohio 72-59 on Saturday at Value City Arena.

Tyler Cook went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Michigan handed Iowa a 75-68 defeat at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Michigan State, Sunday, January 7th
Iowa at Maryland, Sunday, January 7th