Free Pick on Ohio State -
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Point Spread: -17½/-110 Ohio State
The Hawkeyes are outmatched from all the key angles in this game. Iowa's ability to keep games close comes from their strong run defense. They face a lot of run biased teams playing in the Big Ten. While Ohio State has leaned towards the run this season, they are also a great passing team. The Buckeyes have completed 67.1% of their pass attempts for 212 yards per game. Ohio State is averaging 47.2 points per game at home this season, making them an offense that is hard to defend against.
I don't think the Iowa offense is going to be able to put up many points against this stout Buckeyes defense. The Buckeyes are holding opponents to a mere 2.6 yards per carry at home, and Iowa has averaged 47 running plays of their 76 offensive possessions. The passing game has struggled in comparison to the Buckeyes. Iowa is completing under 60% of their pass attempts, and they face a Buckeyes secondary allowing a 57.7% completion rate at home for 181 passing yards per game.
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