Iowa (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) is coming off a bye and was last in action two weeks ago when falling to Illinois in a 9-6 rock fight. The Hawkeye offense once again struggled to put much together and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz came under further fire by the media afterwards.
Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) is also coming off a bye and is looking to start the second half its season strong in pursuit of the conference title. The Buckeyes last demolished Michigan State 49-20 two weeks ago, a game where Heisman Trophy frontrunner C.J. Stroud threw for 361 yards and six touchdowns.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Iowa: 28th overall, 98th offense, 1st defense
Ohio State: 1st overall, 1st offense, 5th defense
WR Keagan Johnson - Questionable (Lower body)
RB Miyan Williams - Probable (Undisclosed)
RB TreVeyon Henderson - Probable (Undisclosed)
TE Joe Royer - Questionable (Undisclosed)
LB Teradja Mitchell - Questionable (Undisclosed)
WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba Probable (Hamstring)
Against The Spread
Iowa: 3-3 ATS
Ohio State: 3-2-1 ATS
Iowa: Over 1-5
Ohio State: Over 4-2
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Ohio State -29.5
Moneyline: Ohio State -8000, Iowa +2200
Opening line: Ohio State -28
Opening total: 49
74 degrees, sunny, 10 MPH winds SSE
Ohio State -29.5
Yes, lay it with the Buckeyes here. Iowa possesses the top ranked defense in SP+ and the only way that it stays in this game is if it can muck things up for the OSU offense. Still, the Hawkeye offense is ghastly by even Iowa standards and won’t be in the same stratosphere as C.J. Stroud and company. Give me Ohio State to cover this large spread in the ‘Horseshoe’. It’s going to get ugly.