Ohio State vs. Iowa Odds
No. 8 Ohio State hits the road on Saturday to take on No. 21 Iowa in key Big Ten matchup at 3:30PM ET on ABC.
Ohio State is 9-1 on the season and 5-1 in the Big Ten, putting it in a three-way tie for first with Wisconsin and Michigan State. Iowa is 7-3 on the season and 4-2 in the Big Ten. Ohio State is 2-1 on the road this season while Iowa is 5-1 at home.
Trends show that the favorite (Ohio State) is 8-1 against the spread in the last nine games of this series while the under has hit in seven of the last 10 road games for Ohio State.
Point spread odds and over/under totals haven’t changed for this game since Ohio State opened as a 3-point favorite and the total was set at 48.
Ohio State has won three straight, scoring at least 38 points in each victory. The Buckeyes are averaging 455.5 yards per game on offense while the defense is allowing 237.6 yards per game. Terrelle Pryor has thrown for 2,136 yards and 22 touchdowns on the season while also rushing for 512 yards and four scores. Daniel Herron has rushed for 824 yards and 13 touchdowns this season for Ohio State while Dane Sanzenbacher has caught 43 passes for 716 yards and nine touchdowns. The Buckeyes have 17 interceptions on defense this season with 13 different players having at least one pick.
Iowa is coming off a 21-17 loss at Northwestern last weekend. It was the fewest points Iowa has scored this season, but the Hawkeyes have scored just 35 combined points in their last two games. Iowa is averaging 405.9 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 307 yards per game. Ricky Stanzi has thrown for 2,482 yards and 22 touchdowns this season while Adam Robinson has rushed for 914 yards and 10 scores. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and Marvin McNutt have combined for 82 receptions for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Ohio State defensive back Christian Bryant will miss the remainder of the season due to an infection. Iowa receiver Colin Sandeman is questionable for Saturday’s game with an undisclosed Injury while linebacker Tyler Nielsen is out for Saturday’s game with a neck injury.
Over 4,500 Public Bets have been placed on this game with Ohio State getting 73% of the wagers at -3 against Iowa on Saturday.