Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (20-7) at Ohio State Buckeyes (18-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten game on Sunday.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 18-11 (10-6) and are coming off of a loss to Michigan State by a score of 81-62. Ohio State has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 6th in the Big Ten standings. Ohio State is averaging 70.6 points per game while giving up 66.7 points per game. Ohio State is also averaging 38.4 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Marc Loving is averaging 12.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for Ohio State. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 11.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is shooting 67.4% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes are 20-7 (11-4) and are coming off of a loss to Wisconsin by a score of 67-59. Iowa has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the Big Ten standings. Iowa is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. Iowa is also averaging 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 18.6 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for Iowa. Peter Jok is averaging 16.5 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 71.9% on free throws, 38.8% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
Iowa is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. Iowa is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 11-4 in Iowa’s last 15 Sunday games. Ohio State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. Ohio State is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The over is 5-1 in Ohio State’s last 6 games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Iowa has been struggling lately, while Ohio State has been playing well. Iowa has a very good offense, averaging about 80 points per game. Both teams are similar in rebounding, while Iowa has the slight shooting advantage. I like Iowa on the road.