2014 Outback Bowl Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, LSU is a 7-point favorite over Iowa while the over/under total is currently sitting at 49 points. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season with an 8-4 record and were 5-3 in the Big Ten, while the Tigers went 9-3 overall and 5-3 in the SEC.
LINE MOVEMENT: LSU opened as an 8-point favorite but the spread has dropped to either 7 or 7.5 at most sports books, although some places still offer the line at 8. As for the total, it opened at 49.5 and has been bet down to 49 at most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 74% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Tigers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTING TRENDS: The Hawkeyes are 4-1 against the spread in their last five bowl games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games in January and 5-2 ATS in their last seven neutral site games. The Tigers are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win. LSU is also just 1-3-1 ATS in its last five games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in its previous contest.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAME FREE PICK: IOWA HAWKEYES +7