Iowa hopes to end the regular season with a win on Saturday when the Hawkeyes host
Minnesotaat Noon ET from Kinnick Stadium.
Bet Minnesota at Iowa The Hawkeyes started the year 9-0 but have lost their last two games.
Iowa is 7-3 against the spread, having covered in four of their last five. Trends show that the Hawkeyes are 13-4 against the spread against
The Gophers are 6-5 this season and 4-6 against the spread.
Minnesota has won two of its last three but only covered in three of their last four.
Minnesota has lost seven of the last eight games with
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made
Iowa 10-point home favorites over
Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 44.5.
Iowa has won with defense as the offense is scoring just 24.1 points per-game. The Hawkeyes have dealt with injuries at quarterback and running back as QB Ricky Stanzi is out for Saturday after suffering an ankle injury. Running back Adam Robinson returned last week after missing a series of games with an ankle injury as well. Robinson has rushed for 703 yards and five touchdowns. James Vandenberg has replaced Stanzi and thrown for two touchdowns with four interceptions.
Minnesota is only scoring 23.5 points per-game while the
Iowa defense is holding opponents to 16.9 points per-game. The Hawkeyes lead the nation with 20 interceptions as a team and have the top passing defense in the Big Ten. Adam Webber has been hit-and-miss for the Gophers, passing for 2,168 yards and 12 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
This pick comes down to Webber and how well he plays. The
Iowa offense will struggle as it has all season, but the Hawkeye defense can really turn the game in their favor by creating turnovers and field position for their offense. If Webber has multiple turnovers, the Hawkeyes will cover. If Webber plays well, it should be a close game. With this pick, we revert back to the trends and see that
Iowa has had a lot of success against the spread versus the Gophers, so we suggest a pick of
Iowa with the under in a low-scoring game.
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