Ohio State vs Iowa Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/14/24

Iowa (18-13) vs Ohio State (19-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Target Center)

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In this article we will formulate an Ohio State vs Iowa betting prediction for this college basketball game on Thursday, March 14th at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Ohio State recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Iowa recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Ohio State
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Iowa
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Ohio State and Iowa
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Ohio State and Iowa

Ohio State Preview

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 19-12 (9-11) this year after they defeated Rutgers by a score of 73-51 in their last game. Ohio State led 30-28 at halftime and out scored Rutgers 43-23 in the second half for the win. The Buckeyes shot 50% from the field and were +6 in rebounding margin in the game. Ohio State has also defeated Michigan, Nebraska, and Michigan State during this winning streak. The Buckeyes are scoring 74.5 points per game with 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, while allowing 69 points against per game this year. Bruce Thornton is averaging 16.1 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 4.3 assists per game. Ohio State is shooting 45% from the field, 77% on free throws, and 34% on three pointers this season. 

Iowa Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 18-13 (10-10) this season after they lost to Illinois by a score of 73-61 in their last game. Iowa trailed 39-29 at the half and only scored 32 points in the second half in the loss. The Hawkeyes shot 35.4% from the field and were -17 in rebounding margin in the game. Iowa defeated Northwestern by a score of 87-80 and Penn State by a score of 90-81 in the two games prior to Illinois. The Hawkeyes are scoring 83.1 points per game with 35.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, while giving up 78.6 points against per game this season. Payton Sandfort is averaging 16.2 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Iowa is shooting 47.7% from the field, 78.3% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers this year. 

Ohio State vs Iowa Betting Prediction 

Iowa comes into this game needing a win to stay in the conversation for the NCAA Tournament, but they will take on a red hot Ohio State team here. The Buckeyes have won four games in a row, and six of their last eight, and they have allowed 61 points or fewer in three of their last four games. Iowa has won two of their last three games, but their defense has been an issue this season. Iowa did win the only regular season meeting between these teams by a score of 79-77. This should be a great game between two teams that are playing at a high level, but I am going to take Iowa and their high scoring offense to pick up a much needed win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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