Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes College Basketball betting odds

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February 18th, 2020 NCAA Basketball, Online Betting

19Powered by National Player of the Year candidate Luke Garza is Iowa a prolific offensive team. Coach Fran McCaffery’s Hawkeye program is consistently productive at scoring. Counter to that is a perpetually lacking defense that prevents them from maximizing their potential. Iowa has flirted with Big Ten contention, but their inability to stop opponents on the back end has held them down. Ohio State was the hottest CBB Betting program in the first two months of the season. However, the grueling Big Ten Conference schedule had worn and exposed them. Recently Buckeye backers have enjoyed a surprise resurgence.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Date and Time:Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7 p.m. ET
Location:Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Ohio State vs. Iowa TV Coverage:ESPN
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Overview

Iowa has gotten the cash in three of its last five online betting matchups. As a result, the Hawkeyes are 18-8 straight up, 15-8-3 vs, the line with only 11 games over the total. Fran McCaffery’s team ranks 27th in the nation for scoring offense, but 250th for points allowed.

Late on the Buckeyes are back on track with five covers in six games. Ohio State is now 17-8 straight up, 15-10 against the spread and 9-16 under the total. Overall national metrics have OSU ranked 168th for scoring offense and 12th for points allowed. Ohio State has climbed back to the .500 mark in Big Ten Conference play.

Key Buckeyes: G Kaleb Wesson (14.1 PTS, 9.4 REB, 2.1 AST, 45.5 FGPCT, 72.3 FTPCT, 42.9 3PPCT), G Duane Washington Jr (10.6 PTS, 2.4 REB, 1.5 AST, 41.5 FGPCT, 80.0 FTPCT, 39.2 3PPCT), F Andre Wesson (9.0 PTS, 4.1 REB, 1.8 AST, 45.3 FGPCT, 78.0 FTPCT, 44.7 3PPCT)

Key Hawkeyes: C Luka Garza (23.7 PTS, 9.7 REB, 1.0 AST, 55.6 FG, 65.9 FTPCT, 38.8 3PPCT), G Joe Wieskamp (14.9 PTS, 6.2 REB, 1.7 AST, 45.0 FG PCT, 82.8 FTPCT, 37.7 3PPCT), G CJ Frederick (10.7 PTS, 2.0 REB, 2.6 AST, 49.7 FGPCT, 78.6 FTPCT, 46.7 3PPCT)

Ohio State vs. Iowa against the spread

The Buckeyes are:

  • 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 away games
  • 3-6 under the total on the road
  • 4-7 vs. the spread in their last 11 games at Iowa
  • 5-2 over the total in away games against the Hawkeyes
  • 5-3 on the board in their last eight games as a dog
  • 7-5 over the total when getting points

The Hawkeyes are:

  • 11-4-1 against the spread as a favorite
  • 3-9-1 under the total in their last 13 games as a chalk
  • 8-2-1 on the board in their last 11 games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena
  • 3-7-1 under the total when playing at home
  • 7-4 with the line head to head against the Buckeyes
  • 5-2 over the total in their last seven games with Ohio State

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes CBB Betting Picks

Consistent with the metrics is the fact that Iowa is a different team at home. Adding to that is the Buckeyes’ terrible board value on the road. Extending further is the Hawkeyes CBB Betting success against Ohio State. On the whole, this should be an Iowa romp!

Ohio State vs. Iowa CBB Bets pick: Iowa Hawkeyes
Ohio State vs. Iowa CBB Bets Score Prediction: Iowa 85, Ohio State 71

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