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Ohio State vs. Iowa Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

Iowa Hawkeyes (12-6) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (10-8)
January 21, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -3.5 / Iowa Hawkeyes +3.5; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Ohio State Buckeyes meet in college basketball action from the Value City Arena on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently listed as a 3.5-point home favorite with an attached ML of -165. The total for this game is set at 154.5 points.


Josh Ogundele is listed as out indefinitely for the Hawkeyes with a knee injury while Patrick McCaffery is still out indefinitely as he deals with a personal matter. The Buckeyes have a clean bill of health coming into this game.

Matchup history

Iowa has won back-to-back meetings with Ohio State after a 75-62 win over the Buckeyes in the last meeting back on February 19th, 2022.


Iowa is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 road games following three or more consecutive home games. Ohio State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.


I’m backing Iowa here with the points. I’m just not in a position right now where I want to be laying points with the Buckeyes. Sure, Ohio State is desperate for a conference win, but that desperation didn’t pay off or come to fruition when they lost at Nebraska in their last game. The Hawkeyes can shoot the lights out on anyone and if the shots are falling, I don’t trust Ohio State to be able to keep pace. I’ll back Iowa here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Iowa +3.5

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