Iowa vs Ohio State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 4, 2021

The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes are  underdogs as they try to build on a three-game win streak when they visit the No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 4 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The contest airs on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of  points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 4, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Iowa Betting Information

  • Iowa has put together a 9-6 record against the spread this season.
  • The Hawkeyes have a winning record against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more, going 8-4 this season.
  • Iowa and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of 15 games this season (66.7%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Iowa Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Garza 17 26.5 8.8 1.6 0.5 1.7 1.5
Joe Wieskamp 17 14.2 6.2 1.4 1.0 0.2 1.9
Jordan Bohannon 17 9.5 3.5 4.5 0.6 0.0 2.5
CJ Fredrick 16 8.7 1.1 2.3 0.3 0.1 1.6
Jack Nunge 15 7.1 5.5 1.3 0.3 1.0 0.5

Ohio State Betting Information

  • So far this season, Ohio State holds an even 8-8 record ATS.
  • When they play as at least a 5.5-point underdog, the Buckeyes tend to cover the spread with a 5-4 record against the spread.
  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have typically failed to hit the over this season, doing so in 43.8% (7) of their 16 games played.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
E.J. Liddell 16 15.3 6.9 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.6
Duane Washington Jr. 18 14.5 2.8 3.1 0.6 0.0 2.7
Justice Sueing 18 10.9 5.4 1.9 1.1 0.2 0.6
CJ Walker 14 8.6 2.7 3.9 0.9 0.1 0.4
Kyle Young 18 8.0 5.9 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.3

Total Facts

  • Iowa’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (156.5 points) in 12 out of 17 opportunities (70.6% of matchups).
  • In 22.2% of Ohio State’s games this season (4 of 18), the total points scored was higher than Thursday’s 156.5-point over/under.
  • The Hawkeyes average 89.4 points per game against the Buckeyes’ 77.1, totaling 10.0 points over the contest’s over/under of 156.5.
  • This game’s point total is 14.4 fewer points than the 142.1 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Hawkeyes games is 163.7 points, 7.2 more than the over/under of 156.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 11.8 points more than the average over/under in Buckeyes games this season (144.7 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/20/2020 Iowa Iowa -2 144.5 -138 +113 Regular Season 85-76 IOWA
2/26/2019 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 90-70 OHIOST
1/12/2019 N/A Iowa N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-62 IOWA

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