Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa Hawkeyes: 2/28/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on February 28, 2021

The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (18-6) are at home in Big Ten play against the No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7) on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET. The Buckeyes are 3.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The over/under in the matchup is set at 158.5.

Betting Information

Ohio State vs Iowa Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ohio State -3.5 -107 -114 158.5 -110 -110 -162 133

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Ohio State vs Iowa
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Iowa (+3.5) Under (158.5) Ohio State 77 Iowa 76

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Total Facts

  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have recorded more than 158.5 points in 29.2% of their outings this year (seven of 24 opportunities).
  • Iowa has played in 11 games this season (out of 24 total matchups — 45.8% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 158.5 points.
  • The Buckeyes and the Hawkeyes combine to average 4.7 more points per game than the over/under of 158.5 set for this game.
  • The Buckeyes and the Hawkeyes have seen their opponents average a combined 15.8 fewer points per game than the over/under of 158.5 set in this matchup.
  • The average point total for Buckeyes games this season is 10.8 less points than the over/under of 158.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Hawkeyes this season is 0.3 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Buckeyes put up 78 points per game, five more points than the 73 the Hawkeyes allow.
  • When Ohio State scores more than 73 points, it is 14-0 against the spread and 17-1 overall.
  • When Iowa allows more than 78 points, it is 1-7 against the spread and 2-6 overall.
  • The Hawkeyes average 15.5 more points per game (85.2) than the Buckeyes allow (69.7).
  • Iowa has compiled a 17-4 overall record and a 12-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 69.7 points.
  • Ohio State’s record is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall when it gives up more than 85.2 points.
  • The Buckeyes have scored a total of 201 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 8.3 per game), and the Hawkeyes have out-scored opponents by 291 points on the season (12.2 more per game).

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Ohio State Betting Information

  • Ohio State is solid against the spread, going 14-10 this season.
  • The Buckeyes have posted a winning record of 8-6 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or bigger.
  • In 13 of 24 (54.2%) contests this season, Ohio State and its opponents have hit the total.

Iowa Betting Information

  • The Hawkeyes have a winning record against the spread, going 12-11 ATS (covering 52.2% of the time).
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Hawkeyes have fared well, going 11-7 against the spread.
  • The Hawkeyes and their opponents have hit the over in half of their games this season — 11 of 23.

Head to Head

Ohio State vs Iowa (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/4/2021 Iowa -5 156.5 -226 +183 Regular Season 89-85 OSU
2/20/2020 Iowa -2 144.5 -138 +113 Regular Season 85-76 IOWA
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-70 OSU
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-62 IOWA

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Ohio State Leaders

  • The Buckeyes leader in points and rebounds is E.J. Liddell, who scores 16.0 points and grabs 6.8 rebounds per game.
  • CJ Walker leads Ohio State in assists, averaging 4.3 per game while also scoring 9.2 points per contest.
  • Duane Washington Jr.’s 2.8 threes per game leads the Buckeyes.
  • Justice Sueing and Liddell lead Ohio State on the defensive end, with Sueing leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Liddell in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Iowa Leaders

  • Luka Garza sits atop the Hawkeyes leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 24.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
  • Iowa’s assist leader is Jordan Bohannon with 4.5 per game. He also records 9.8 points per game and adds 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Bohannon is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Hawkeyes, hitting 2.4 threes per game.
  • Iowa’s leader in steals is Joe Wieskamp (1.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Garza (1.5 per game).
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