2009 Iowa at Penn State Betting Preview: Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
Saturday, 26 September 2009 10:36
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Iowa at PSU

No. 5 Penn State is considered a strong candidate to play for the BCS National Championship this year, but in order to get there, the Nittany Lions have to get a monkey off their back.

On Saturday, Penn State hosts Iowa at 8PM ET from Beaver Stadium looking to avenge a 2008 loss to the Hawkeyes and end a losing tradition to Iowa.

Bet Iowa at Penn State

Penn State has lost six of the last seven meetings with Iowa, including a 24-23 decision last season. Penn State lead by nine points entering the final quarter of last year’s game, but Shonn Greene took over for Iowa and led the Hawkeyes to the win.

This year, the Nittany Lions have won comfortably but not convincingly in three games. Penn State has failed to cover the spread in all three contests, but won by at least 21 points in each game. Daryll Clark has thrown for 760 yards and eight touchdowns thus far for Penn State while Evan Royster has rushed for 236 yards to lead the rushing attack. Derek Moye has been the leading receiver with 13 catches for 204 yards and two scores. Defensively, the Nittany Lions are leading the Big Ten Conference in points allowed, total yards allowed, and rushing yards allowed.

Iowa has gotten better with each game after nearly suffering an embarrassing loss to Northern Iowa in the season opener. After the 17-16 win, the Hawkeyes have followed up with a 35-3 win over Iowa State and a 27-17 win over Arizona. Ricky Stanzi has thrown for 644 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions on the year while Adam Robinson has taken over for Greene, rushing for 233 yards and three touchdowns in the three wins. On defense, Iowa has been led by Tyler Sash, who has four interceptions, which ranks second in the nation.

Oddsmakers from online sports book BetOnline have made Penn State 10-point home favorites over Iowa on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 40.

College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

IOWA is 7-5 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

IOWA is 7-5 straight up against PENN ST since 1992

4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 1-1 against the spread versus IOWA over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 1-1 straight up against IOWA over the last 3 seasons

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PENN ST since 1992

IOWA is 4-2 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

IOWA is 4-2 straight up against PENN ST since 1992

2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at PENN ST over the last 3 seasons.

PENN ST is 1-0 against the spread versus IOWA over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 1-0 straight up against IOWA over the last 3 seasons

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

IOWA: 12-3 Under off BB covers as favorite

PENN ST: 1-5 ATS off 2 game home stand

Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Iowa is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road

Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Iowa

Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Iowa
Week 4 College Football Injury Report

Jayme Murphy   RB        Out For Season (back)

Jewel Hampton   RB        Out For Season (knee)

Tony Moeaki      TE         Doubtful Week 4 (ankle)

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos WR     Doubtful Week 4 (hamstring)


Michael Mauti     LB         Out For Season (knee)

Sean Lee           LB         Doubtful Week 4 (leg)

Navorro Bowman LB       Probable Week 4 (ankle)

Iowa at Penn State Current Odds

Iowa Hawkeyes +10 Over 40 (+290)

Penn State Nittany Lions -10 Under 40 (-370)

Player Props:

Total rushing attempts for Brandon Wegher ( IOWA): Over/Under 11.5

Total receiving yards for Trey Stross ( IOWA): Over/Under 47.5

Total receptions for Marvin McNutt ( IOWA): Over/Under 3.5

Total pass attempts for Ricky Stanzi ( IOWA): Over/Under 33.5

Total passing yards for Stanzi Over/Under 200.5

Total passing touchdowns + interceptions for Stanzi: Over/Under 2.5

Total rushing yards for Adam Robinson (IOWA): Over/Under 60.5

Total passing yards for Daryll Clark (PSU): Over/Under 229.5

Total pass attempts for Clark: Over/Under 30.5

Total touchdown passes for Clark: Over/Under 1.5

Total rushing yards for Evan Royster (PSU): Over/Under 85.5

Total rushing attempts for Stephfon Green (PSU): Over/Under 6.5

Total receiving yards for Derek Moye (PSU): Over/Under 47.5

Total receptions for Graham Zug (PSU): Over/Under 4.5

Total receptions for Chaz Powell (PSU): Over/Under 4.5

Bet Iowa at Penn State

Posted: 9/26/09 3:36PM ET



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