Iowa Hawkeyes (12-14) at Ohio State Buckeyes (21-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -12.5 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Value City Arena.
The Iowa Hawkeyes need a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 80.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Tyler Cook is averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Jordan Bohannon is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 assists. Isaiah Moss is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Garza is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost seven of their last eight road games.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 76.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 41 percent shooting. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 20.2 points and nine rebounds while Jae'Sean Tate is averaging 12.7 points and 2.9 assists. C.J. Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Kaleb Wesson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio State Buckeyes are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Hawkeyes are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Buckeyes are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big Ten, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Ohio St and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of those teams you shouldn't be betting against, as they're winning SU, covering numbers and looking more and more like a squad that's going to be a tough out come March. That's been even more the case at home this season, outscoring teams by more than 14 points and shooting 50.7 percent from the field. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 86 points and being outscored by 13.5 points on the road this season. This Iowa squad simply isn't good. This is a game where the Ohio State Buckeyes should cruise yet again.