Ohio State vs. Iowa Prediction
Big Ten rivals collide at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday night when No. 8 Iowa hosts No. 7 Ohio State at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Hawkeyes laying 5.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 157.5, what’s the best bet tonight?
731 Ohio State Buckeyes (+5.5) at 732 Iowa Hawkeyes (-5.5); o/u 157.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 4, 2021
Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
Ohio State vs. Iowa College Basketball Prediction
The favorite has cashed in six straight meetings between these two teams while the favorite has cashed in four straight meetings. Iowa is also 20-5-2 against the spread in its last 27 home games, is 24-11-3 against the number in its last 38 games overall and is 15-2 at the betting window in its last 17 games following an ATS loss.
The Hawkeyes have also covered in five straight games when hosting a team with a winning road record and are 13-6-2 against the number in the last 21 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
On the other side, the Buckeyes are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games following an ATS win, are 4-9-1 against the number in their last 14 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record and are 23-47-2 at the betting window in their last 72 road games versus an opponent with a home winning percentage of .600 or greater.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES -5.5