Ohio State is favored at Iowa in college football betting lines on Saturday in a game that is very important in the Big 10.
The Buckeyes are trying to win the Big 10 again this season but to do so they have to find a way to win at Iowa and that is never easy. The Buckeyes are 3-point favorites in college football odds at Sbg global.com.
The Buckeyes routed Penn State last week and won on the ground. Daniel Herron has 38 carries the past two games for 304 yards. He had a career-high 190 against Penn State. The Buckeyes have not been throwing the ball as much with Terrelle Pryor. He was 8 of 13 last week for 139 yards and two TDs but he did have an interception. He will need to play well on Saturday for Ohio State to win on the road.
You just never know what you are going to get with Iowa. They lost against Northwestern last week but at home they are very difficult to beat. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi can be excellent sometimes and awful at other times. The only home loss for Iowa this season was by a single point to Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes have a very good defense that is in the top 10 in the country but their offense has been up and down this year.
Ohio State Trends
The Buckeyes are 7-1 against the college football odds in their last 8 games in November. The Buckeyes are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 road games. The Buckeyes are 42-17 ATS in their last 59 games as a favorite. The favorite in this series is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the Buckeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Hawkeyes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. The Hawkeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
Under the Total?
With these two defenses this game should be low scoring but the Over is 3-0-1 in the Buckeyes last 4 games overall. On the road though, the Under is 7-1-2 in the Buckeyes last 10 road games. The Under is 3-1-1 in college football betting lines in the Hawkeyes last 5 home games.