Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 2/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (+1)
Value City Arena is the site where and the Ohio State Buckeyes (18-6) will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (17-7) on Sunday. The spread on this game has Ohio State as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 161.
Iowa heads into this game with a mark of 17-7 on the season. The Hawkeyes are shooting 40.1% on shots from 3-point land (240 of 599) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They average 85.2 points per contest (5th in the country) while hitting 47.1% from the field. They are giving up possession 9.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.2 fouls per game. As a team, Iowa is grabbing 40.7 rebounds per contest and has 454 dimes so far this year, which is 2nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Hawkeyes are forcing 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. The Hawkeyes defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.2% (645 of 1,565) and they relinquish 37.5 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 342nd in the country in allowing assists with 391 conceded on the campaign. They give up 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 251st in college hoops in PPG allowed (73.0).
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with the Michigan Wolverines and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-57 in their last contest. Iowa ended with a 35.6% FG percentage (21 out of 59) and made 6 of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawkeyes converted 9 of 11 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 31 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 4 assists for this contest while creating 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. Concerning the defense, Iowa allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 33 out of 70 shooting. Michigan recorded 13 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Michigan grabbed 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Michigan ended up shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 5 of 6 attempts. They also buried 8 out of their 0 shots from 3-point land.
Luka Garza is a guy who had an impact in this contest. He totaled 16 points on 6 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Garza finished 31.6% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Hawkeyes was Jordan Bohannon. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game at 40.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 4-of-10 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bohannon didn't record a dime.
Ohio State has a mark of 18-6 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Buckeyes are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 70th in the country. Ohio State has accumulated 1,873 pts on the season (78.0 per contest) and they pull down 36.2 boards per game. They are getting an assist 13.0 times per contest (199th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.4 times per contest. The Buckeyes commit 18.0 fouls every game and they shoot 77.6% from the free throw line. The Buckeyes on the defensive side of the court are 161st in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 69.7. They relinquish 13.2 dimes and 32.6 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 202nd and 78th in those defensive categories. The Ohio State defense concedes 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 531) and opponents are knocking down 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the floor (131st in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Ohio State Buckeyes went home defeated by a final of 71-67 when they faced the Michigan State Spartans. The Buckeyes were able to collect 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for the contest. They turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 9 steals in this matchup. The Spartans committed 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Buckeyes to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.9%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Ohio State made 4 of 14 attempts (28.6%). When all was said and done, the Buckeyes went 23 out of 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.2%. The Buckeyes allowed the Spartans to bury 24 of 50 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.0% for the contest. They finished 26.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 25 from the free throw line (76.0%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Ohio State allowed Michigan State to grab 30 in total (6 offensive).
E.J. Liddell pitched in for the Buckeyes in this game. He made 4 of 13 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 30.8%, and added 8 rebounds. Liddell had 18 points in his 28 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes in this contest. One more player that was important for Ohio State was Duane Washington. He ended up with 2 dimes in his 30 mins played, and he put in 7 of 16 from the floor. Washington finished going 43.8% from the floor while also contributing 17 points and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Ohio State (-1) and over 161 points
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