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Iowa vs. Ohio State - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio State Buckeyes (14-4) at Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12 -5 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Iowa is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Aaron White leads the Hawkeyes averaging 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, Gabriel Olaseni is averaging 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury are averaging 6.8 points per game. Iowa is 9-2 at home this season.

Iowa vs. Ohio State - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-4 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Ohio State is averaging 81.2 points and they are shooting 50.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.5 percent. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 assists to lead the Buckeyes. Marc Loving is averaging 11.7 points, Sam Thompson is averaging 10.3 points, and Shannon Scott is averaging 8.3 points and 7.2 assists. Ohio State is 1-2 on the road this season.

Iowa is 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 games, 3-8 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. Ohio State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 3-8 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. The road has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.

With the total at 138 my free pick is on the over even with the number moving the other way. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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