Iowa vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Hawkeyes Easily Sore Over Reeling Buckeyes)

Iowa vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Hawkeyes Easily Sore Over Reeling Buckeyes)


Iowa vs Ohio State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Iowa (16-9, 8-6 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State (11-14, 3-11 Big Ten)
  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena -- Iowa City, Iowa
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The Iowa Hawkeyes seek to add to the Ohio State Buckeyes' losing streak when the two Big Ten rivals meet for some NCAA college basketball action on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Iowa returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena — where it has a six-game winning streak — after a 68-56 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. Meanwhile, Ohio State hopes to stop the bleeding after a 62-41 loss to Michigan State handed the Buckeyes their sixth consecutive loss.

Can Iowa maintain its winning ways at home? Or will Ohio State finally figure out what it takes to break out of its current slump?

Iowa vs Ohio State Odds & Spread

Iowa enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Iowa vs Ohio State Betting Trends

  • Iowa is 14-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Hawkeyes have an ATS record of 5-4 as 7.5-point favorites or more.
  • Iowa has played 25 games this season, and 14 of them have gone over the total.
  • Ohio State is 8-17-0 against the spread this year.
  • Ohio State has seen 13 of its 25 games hit the over.
Iowa Rank Iowa AVG Ohio State AVG Ohio State Rank
22nd 80.6 Points Scored 73.7 138th
285th 73.4 Points Allowed 67.8 122nd
57th 34.2 Rebounds 35.2 32nd
55th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 10.4 39th
135th 7.8 3pt Made 6.6 268th
15th 16.6 Assists 11.6 300th
16th 9.8 Turnovers 10.7 51st

Iowa vs Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Ohio State has completely fallen off the rails lately. The Buckeyes are just 1-11 in their last 12 games, losing by an average margin of 6.2 points. While that's only just over two possessions, they've let some winnable games slip through their hands due to an offense that's been held to fewer than 70 points nine times over that stretch.

It's going to be tough for Ohio State to beat an Iowa squad that's 6-1 against Big Ten competition at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season. The Hawkeyes' offense has been fantastic during its six-game home winning streak, tallying 87.5 PPG. For reference, the Buckeyes have only surpassed 73 points once in their last 12 games.

Throw in the fact that Ohio State is only 1-6 against Big Ten rivals on the road and it's even clearer that this is Iowa's game to lose.

Final Score Prediction: Iowa: 79 | Ohio State: 68

Iowa vs Ohio State Best Bet

When it comes to the game's best bet, taking Iowa as the 6.5-point favorite is the way to go. After all, Iowa has covered the spread in 11 of its 14 home games thus far, which includes a 5-2 ATS record against the Big Ten. Meanwhile, Ohio State is just 2-12 ATS in conference competition and has failed to cover the spread in each of its last five games overall.

Considering how the Hawkeyes have beaten the Buckeyes by double digits in two of their last three clashes, Iowa won't have much of a sweat covering tonight.

Bet: Iowa -6.5 (-120)

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