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Iowa vs Ohio State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/9/23

Ohio State Buckeyes (14-18) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (19-12)
March 9, 2023 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -2 / Ohio State Buckeyes +2; Over/Under: +154.5
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet in college basketball action from the United Center on Thursday as part of the Big Ten conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Iowa is listed as a 2-point favorite with the total set at 154.5 points.


For Ohio State, Zed Key is out for the season with a shoulder injury while Iowa comes into this game with a clean injury report.

Matchup History

Iowa’s 92-75 win back on February 16th, 2023, made it three wins in the last four head-to-head meetings between these two teams.


Ohio State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Iowa is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games while the over is 16-6 in their last 22 games overall.


I’m sticking with Iowa here. Ohio State had a decent performance on Wednesday, but they almost lost it all with a near late collapse against Wisconsin and I don’t think they’ll be afforded the same luxury against Iowa. The Hawkeyes are just the better team top to bottom and I’m not backing Ohio State after one good half of basketball. Give me the Hawkeyes here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Iowa -2

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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