Ohio State vs Iowa Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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The Ohio State Buckeyes (10-8, 2-5 Big Ten) will attempt to stop a five-game losing streak when hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Value City Arena. This matchup is at 2:00 PM ET.

The Buckeyes are currently moderate 3.5-point favorites against the Hawkeyes. The over/under for the game is 153.5.

Ohio State vs. Iowa Odds

Point Spread for Ohio State vs. Iowa

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Ohio State as the favorite.

Ohio State vs. Iowa Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Ohio State has -155 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa is listed at +131 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 153.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Arena: Value City Arena

Ohio State vs. Iowa Betting Trends

Against the spread, Ohio State is 7-11-0 this season. The Buckeyes have been favorites in nine games this season and have come away with the win six times (66.7%) in those contests. Ohio State’s games this year have gone over the point total 55.6% of the time (10 out of 18 games with a set point total).

Iowa is 11-7-0 against the spread this year. The Hawkeyes have put together a 2-2 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). Iowa’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 50% of the time (nine out of 18 games with a set point total).

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Ohio State vs. Iowa Key Players to Watch

Ohio State

Brice Sensabaugh paces the Buckeyes at 17 points per contest, while also posting 1.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds. Zed Key paces his team in rebounds per contest (8), and also averages 12.1 points and 0.8 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.5 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. Justice Sueing is putting up 13.1 points, 2.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest. Bruce Thornton is tops on the Buckeyes at 3 assists per game, while also posting 3.2 rebounds and 9.2 points.

Iowa

Filip Rebraca is putting up 13.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, making 57.1% of his shots from the field. Kris Murray is posting team highs in points (21.2 per game) and rebounds (9). And he is delivering 1.6 assists, making 51.6% of his shots from the floor and 37% from 3-point range, with 2.4 treys per contest. Tony Perkins tops the Hawkeyes in assists (2.9 per game), and averages 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. He also posts 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Payton Sandfort gives the Hawkeyes 10.2 points, 4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes rank 68th in the country with 77 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 90th with 66.1 points allowed per contest. Ohio State is top-25 this year in rebounding, ranking 25th-best in college basketball with 36.4 boards per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 149th with 30.7 rebounds allowed per contest.

The Buckeyes are putting up 80.2 points per game this year at home, which is 11.8 more points than they’re averaging in away games (68.4). Ohio State is draining 7.4 treys per game (185th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while owning a 38.2% three-point percentage (26th-ranked). The Buckeyes rank 18th-best in college basketball by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 29.1% to opponents. They rank 65th in college basketball by ceding 6.2 treys per contest.

The Buckeyes have gone 4-6 in their past 10 games, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. Ohio State has gone over the total in five of its last 10 outings. Ohio State has seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 74.2 points per game in its last 10 outings, 2.8 points fewer than the 77 it has scored this season. Ohio State’s defense has been less stingy as of late, as the team has allowed 68.4 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 66.1 points per game its opponents average on the season.

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What you need to know about the Iowa Hawkeyes

In 2022-23, the Hawkeyes are 15th-best in the nation offensively (82 points scored per game) and ranked 264th on defense (72.4 points conceded). On the glass, Iowa is 37th in college basketball in rebounds (35.8 per game). It is 288th in rebounds conceded (33 per game).

In 2022-23 the Hawkeyes are averaging 17.6 more points per game at home (89.6) than away (72). Beyond the arc, Iowa is 130th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (7.9). It is 203rd in 3-point percentage at 33.7%. In 2022-23, the Hawkeyes are 148th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (6.9 per game) and 196th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.6%).

The Hawkeyes are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Iowa has gone over the total seven times. In its last 10 games, Iowa is putting up 80.9 points per contest, 1.1 fewer points than its season average (82). The Hawkeyes are giving up 75.5 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 72.4 points allowed.

Ohio State vs. Iowa Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Ohio State, and we expect that Ohio State will cover the spread (Ohio State -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 153.5 points.

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How to bet Ohio State vs. Iowa

You can bet on Ohio State vs. Iowa at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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