|2013 March Madness Odds: Iona vs. Ohio State Point Spread & Preview|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 22 March 2013 14:00|
Iona vs. Ohio State Odds
DAYTON, OH (The Spread) - The 15-2 matchup in the West Region will take place at University of Dayton Arena when Iona takes on Ohio State at 7:15PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Ohio State is a 14-point favorite over Iona, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 145 points. The Gaels are 20-13 overall and 4-3 at neutral sites, while the Buckeyes are 26-7 overall and 5-0 on neutral floors.
The Buckeyes opened as 13.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 14 points at most sports books, while the total has dropped slightly from 145.5 down to 145. The Gaels were 15-15-1 against the spread in lined games this year while the Buckeyes were 19-11-1 against the number.
The Gaels are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a winning straight up record, 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. But they’re also 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games versus a team with a win percentage above .600 and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Buckeyes are 5-0 against the spread in their last five Friday games, 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win, and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. They’re also 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games, 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win, and 6-0 ATS in their last six games versus a team with a winning straight up record.
2013 March Madness Odds
835 Iona +14 (145)
836 Ohio State -14