Iowa at Ohio State - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Iowa at Ohio State - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes (16-6) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (17-8)

Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:30 pm (Value City Arena)

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will travel to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten matchup on Saturday.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 17-8 (7-7) this season and have won three of their last four games. Iowa is coming off of a loss against Michigan by a score of 84-79. Iowa allowed Michigan to shoot 50% from the field and was -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 23 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. Iowa is averaging 83.8 points per game and is giving up 71.8 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 23.3 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 11.2 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 46.2% on field goals, 75.4% on free throws, and 34.8% on three pointers.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 16-6 (9-4) this season and have also won three of their last four games. Ohio State defeated Minnesota by a score of 70-45 in their last game. Ohio State held Minnesota to 30.8% shooting from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. E.J. Liddell led the Buckeyes with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Ohio State is averaging 74.5 points per game and is giving up 66.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. E.J. Liddell is averaging 19.9 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game, while Malaki Branham is averaging 10.7 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State is shooting 47.9% on field goals, 74.9% on free throws, and 38% on three pointers.

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Iowa is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. The over is 4-1 in Iowa’s last 5 road games. Ohio State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 4-0-1 in Ohio State’s last 5 Saturday games. The home team is 7-3 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.

Iowa is one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the country because they average over 83 points per game and do not like to play defense. Ohio State is a much better defensive team, but doesn’t have the offensive firepower that Iowa does. I am taking the over in this game, as four out of Iowa’s last five games have gone over 162 points.

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