College football odds handicappers are disappointed in the recent play of the Iowa Hawkeyes as they blew control of their destiny in the Big Ten race with the college football lines.
The #20 Iowa Hawkeyes will host the #9 Ohio State Buckeyes with a telecast on ABC set to kickoff at 3:30 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with Ohio State as a 3 point favorite. This game could decide the Big Ten Conference championship as both teams are bowl eligible and Ohio State is still in the running for the BCS title game.
Ohio State has a college football gambling record of 9-1 straight up and 8-2 against the spread with just 2 of their games going under the total. The Buckeyes are tied with Wisconsin and Michigan State for first place in the Big Ten Conference as all three teams are 5-1 in league play.
Ohio State is coming off a 38-14 home payout over Penn State in which they blew out the Nittany Lions with a 35-0 2nd half performance. The Bucks rank 6th in the nation for scoring and 5th for points allowed.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been impressive with a 67% completion rate and 9.0 yards per attempt with a 22/8 touchdown/interception ratio. Pryor is 2nd on the team in rushing with 512 yards as Daniel Herron leads Ohio State with 824 yards rushing with 13 touchdowns.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a crushing 27-24 loss at Northwestern that basically ruined their Big Ten Conference title hopes. Iowa now stands with a NCAA football wagering record of 7-3 straight up and 5-5 against the spread with just 4 of their games going over the total.
Iowa has a Big Ten record of 4-2 and would need to run the table and get plenty of outside help for a share of the conference championship. The Hawkeyes rank 43rd in the nation for scoring as their defense ranks 7th for points allowed. Adam Robinson has 914 yards rushing while Richard Stanzi has 2482 yards passing and a 22/4 TD/INT ratio.
The favorite has beaten the college football odds in 8 of the last 9 meetings in this series.