Tuesday college basketball odds: Iowa at No. 14 Ohio State
A winner of two straight Big Ten games, Iowa looks for its first victory over a ranked team so far this season when the Hawkeyes visits Ohio State, which opened as an 11-point favorite on WagerWeb.com. Check our current odds.
Iowa upset Wisconsin 70-66 on Saturday. Aaron White scored 17 points and Iowa hung on to knock the Badgers out of first place in the Big Ten. Devyn Marble added 13 for the Hawkeyes, which picked up their biggest win of the season on the 20th anniversary of the death of former player Chris Street. Iowa (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten) jumped ahead by 20 points late in the first half and held off a late charge by the Badgers.
The Buckeyes lost 59-56 at No. 18 Michigan State. OSU’s Deshaun Thomas scored 28 points, his most in Big Ten play. He was 10 of 20 overall, made 6 of 11 3-pointers and connected on his two free throws. Thomas scored half of the team’s 56 points and made more field goals and 3-pointers than the rest of his teammates combined. The Buckeyes’ second-leading scorer against the Spartans was Lenzelle Smith Jr., who had six points on 2-of-7 shooting. Aaron Craft, who was 2 of 8 from the field, was one of three Buckeyes with five points.
Thomas has reached 20 or more points in five consecutive Big Ten Conference regular-season games for the first time since Jim Jackson accomplished the feat during both his junior (1992) and sophomore (1991) seasons. The last Ohio State player with a string of 20+ scoring games in six or more league games was Dennis Hopson, who reached at least 20 points in 17-consecutive Big Ten games to end the 1987 season. Thomas has scored 20 or more in 10 games this season and in 22 career games (3-2010-11, 9-2011-12, 10-2012-13).
Ohio State has won the last seven meetings with the Hawkeyes and have wins in the last six games played in Columbus. Overall, Iowa owns the series lead with a 73-70 record. Ohio State is 45-25 in games played at Ohio State. As a ranked team, Ohio State is 22-10 in the Iowa series. No current Buckeye averages 10 or more points against the Hawkeyes. Thomas, in three career meetings, averages 7.7 points on 10 of 17 shooting (.588).
WagerWeb.com trends: Hawkeyes are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. Hawkeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. Hawkeyes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Buckeyes are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss. Buckeyes are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Buckeyes are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Ohio St.