Buckeyes vs. Hawkeyes Prediction
The 16th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes have a tough matchup today as they are small underdogs at the Iowa Hawkeyes. Can Iowa make a statement today as it tries to state its case for moving back into the top 25?
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 2:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hawkeyes are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 146.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Ohio State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Buckeyes drop second straight
Ohio State was upset by a count of 64-61 Wednesday night at Rutgers as it dropped to 12-3 overall and 2-2 in Big Ten play. Kaleb Wesson paced the Buckeyes with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also pulled down seven rebounds. Luther Muhammad tallied 13 points plus six rebounds, two assists and two boards. C.J. Jackson added 10 points, four assists, three boards and two steals.
Weiskamp leads Hawkeyes to win
Iowa secured a 73-63 victory at Northwestern Wednesday night to improve to 13-3 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. Joe Weiskamp paced the Hawkeyes with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also notched seven rebounds. Luka Garza tallied 16 points and five boards off the bench. Isaiah Moss added 12 points, four caroms and four dimes. Iowa outscored the Wildcats 39-29 in the second half to post the win. The Hawkeyes shot 24-of-58 from the field, 4-of-17 on 3-point tries and 21-of-26 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buckeyes are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
The Hawkeyes are 2-6 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in the last six Iowa games on Saturdays.
Momentum might be on Iowa's side here and it is at home, but this has the makings of a game that will go down to the wire. The Buckeyes will want to rebound from its Rutgers loss and they are arguably the better team on the floor today. Ohio State is solid on both ends of the floor, while Iowa struggles defensively. Go with OSU.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES +2.5