Iowa at Ohio State

The Big Ten title is at stake Saturday when No. 10 Ohio State hosts No. 15 Iowa at 3:30PM from Ohio Stadium.

Bet Iowa at Ohio State
The Buckeyes have the odds in their favor for this game, coming in with a 8-2 record on the season and a 8-2 mark against the spread. After a 26-18 loss to Purdue, Ohio State has won three straight by at least 17 points, including last week’s 24-7 win at Penn State. Ohio State has beaten Iowa in 10 of the last 11 meetings and in five straight at home.

Iowa is 9-1 this season and 6-3 against the spread. The Hawkeyes are coming off a 17-10 loss to Northwestern where starting quarterback Ricky Stanzi was injured. Stanzi will miss Saturday’s game. The Hawkeyes have covered the spread in all road games this season.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Ohio State 17-point home favorites over Iowa on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 36.5.

Ohio State has been a different team since its loss to Purdue. Terrelle Pryor has thrown five touchdown passes with one interception while rushing for three scores as well in the last three games, as his leadership has taken Ohio State to the next level. The Buckeye defense is giving up just 11 points and 254.1 yards per-game this season to go with 16 interceptions.

Iowa has long odds to cover as the Hawkeyes are without its starting quarterback and running back in Adam Robinson. In order to cover the point spread odds, the Hawkeyes will need their defense to cause problems for Pryor. Iowa does lead the Big Ten with 20 interceptions this season, but the defense has still struggled at times. The Hawkeyes aren’t likely to score a lot of points in this game, so the more Ohio State scores, the less likely Iowa is to cover. Trends show that the Buckeyes may be the best play this week, as they are 9-2 against the spread versus Iowa.
College Football Week 11 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

OHIO ST is 9-2 against the spread versus IOWA since 1992

OHIO ST is 10-1 straight up against IOWA since 1992

3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

All games played at OHIO ST since 1992

OHIO ST is 5-0 against the spread versus IOWA since 1992

OHIO ST is 5-0 straight up against IOWA since 1992

3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 11 College Football Injury Report
IOWA

[RB] 09/01/2009 - Jewel Hampton out for season ( Knee ) 

[RB] 08/28/2009 - Jayme Murphy out for season ( Back ) 

[RB] 10/27/2009 - Adam Robinson out for season ( Ankle ) 

[WR] 11/07/2009 - Colin Sandeman is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Concussion ) 

[WR] 10/13/2009 - Paul Chaney out for season ( Knee ) 

[OG] 10/27/2009 - Dace Richardson out for season ( Foot ) 

[FS] 11/10/2009 - Brett Greenwood is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Stinger ) 

[QB] 11/08/2009 - Ricky Stanzi expected to miss 2 weeks ( Ankle ) 

[CB] 11/10/2009 - Jordan Bernstine out for season ( Undisclosed ) 

OHIO ST

[LB] 09/06/2009 - Tyler Moeller out for season ( Head ) 

[S] 09/10/2009 - Aaron Gant out indefinitely ( Lower Body ) 

[LB] 11/04/2009 - Andrew Sweat out for season ( Knee ) 

[RB] 10/16/2009 - Marcus Williams out for season ( Knee ) 

[OT] 11/12/2009 - Mike Adams is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Iowa ( Knee ) 

[PK] 11/02/2009 - Aaron Pettrey out for season ( Knee ) 

[OT] 11/12/2009 - J.B. Shugarts is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Iowa ( Leg ) 
Iowa at Ohio State Odds
Iowa Hawkeyes +17 Over 36.5 (+780)

Ohio State Buckeyes -17 Under 36.5 (-1400)
Bet Iowa at Ohio State
Posted: 11/14/09 2:12PM ET

 

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