Time is running out for the Iowa Hawkeyes to get quality RPI wins, but they get a chance to snag one this Saturday on the road against No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are not going to make that easy for Iowa of course, as shown in their win in January over the Hawkeyes. Can Iowa take down the Buckeyes in Columbus? Or will Ohio State beat the Hawkeyes once again? Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes College Basketball Game on February 10, 2018
Where: Value City Arena
When: Saturday, February 10, 6:00 PM EST
Line: Iowa Hawkeyes (n/a) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (n/a)–view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: BTN
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes (16-7)
It’s a tough week for Iowa. First the Hawkeyes host No. 4 Michigan State then hit the road for a roadie against No. 14 Ohio State before taking on No. 20 Michigan. If they were successful during that stretch, it has to be because their offense carried them. The Hawkeyes are one of the highest scoring teams in the nation with 80.2 points per game. Sophomore forward Tyler Cook can be menace on offense, as he is averaging 15.3 points per game on 55.4 percent shooting from the field. He had a team-high 21 markers when the Hawkeyes lost to Ohio State at home on Jan. 4, 92-81. Cook is a dependable scorer for Iowa, but the Hawkeyes have to be better on the foul line. They missed eight free throws in that game, which were brutal. It’s not easy to score against Ohio State’s defense that is top 40 nationally, so the Hawkeyes should not waste opportunities like that. Iowa is 5-5 ATS in its last 10 games against the Buckeyes.
Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes (20-5)
After tough battle with No. 3 Purdue, the Buckeyes return home looking to go 2-0 SU this season against Iowa. The Buckeyes will surely be pounding the ball plenty of times to Keita Bates-Diop, who torched Iowa for 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field. He also had 3 rebounds and two blocks to send a strong message to the Hawkeyes. That’s not a fluke performance by Bates-Diop either, as he is averaging 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game this season, while also shooting 51.0 percent from the floor. As a team, Ohio State is averaging 77.4 points per game, while giving up 66.2 to opponents. The Buckeyes are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 home games against Iowa.
Ohio State tames Iowa, 85-77.
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