A Big Ten battle is on tap between the No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes are 18-6 overall and 10-2 at home, while Iowa is 17-7 overall and 5-4 on the road. These two teams have split their last 10 meetings, with each side winning five games. However, Ohio State is 4-2 against the spread in its last six meetings against the Hawkeyes.
The Buckeyes are favored by three-points in the latest Ohio State vs. Iowa odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 156.5. Before entering any Iowa vs. Ohio State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Ohio State vs. Iowa spread: Ohio State -3
- Ohio State vs. Iowa over-under: 156.5 points
- Ohio State vs. Iowa money line: Ohio State -160, Iowa +140
What you need to know about Ohio State
It was close but no cigar for Ohio State as the Buckeyes fell 71-67 to the Michigan State Spartans this past Thursday. Four players on Ohio State scored in the double digits: E.J. Liddell (18), Duane Washington Jr. (17), CJ Walker (12), and Justice Sueing (10). Liddell paces the Buckeyes, averaging 16.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. In Ohio State's 89-85 victory over Iowa on Feb. 4, Liddell finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Despite suffering a setback against Michigan State in its last outing, Ohio State will enter Sunday's showdown confident it can secure the victory. That's because the Buckeyes are 10-2 in their last 12 home games against Iowa.
What you need to know about Iowa
Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 79-57 punch to the gut against the Michigan Wolverines this past Thursday. Center Luka Garza (16 points) was the top scorer for Iowa. Garza is averaging 24.3 points per game, which ranks third nationally. The senior center is knocking down 54.8 percent of his field goal attempts this season and he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds per game.
Iowa has won four of its last five games, but the Hawkeyes have struggled to cover the spread. In fact, Iowa is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 outings. However, the Hawkeyes are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games played on a Sunday.
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