Iowa vs. Iowa State Total Pick
Will points be hard to come by when in-state rivals meet on Saturday at 4PM ET with Iowa State playing host to No. 19 Iowa?
Game Snapshot & Odds
153 Iowa vs. 154 Iowa State
Saturday, September 14, 2019
4PM ET – Jack Trice Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa is the slight favorite on the road, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -2.5 points against Iowa State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 44.5 points. The public betting currently has 63 percent going on Iowa as the slight favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Iowa gets a shutout
Iowa opened up Big Ten play last weekend with a 30-0 win over Rutgers. The Hawkeyes are 2-0 on the season and 1-1 against the spread. They also are 1-1 with the over/under total.
The Hawkeyes are putting up 34 points and 451.5 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is giving up just seven points and 185 yards per game. Nate Stanley has thrown for 488 yards and six touchdowns through two games to lead the offense while Mekhi Sargent is the leading rusher with 150 yards and a score. Ihmir Smith-Marsette is the leading receiver with eight catches for 148 yards and three scores. Michael Ojemudia is leading the defense with a pair of interceptions.
Cyclones get a scare
Iowa State is coming off a bye last weekend, but the Cyclones got a scare in their opener two weeks ago when they edged Northern Iowa in OT, 29-26. Iowa State was a 22.5-point favorite entering the game, but the Cyclones did go over the 42-point total.
The Cyclones dominated the total yardage in the win, putting up 463 yards while giving up just 262. However, Iowa State had one costly turnover that turned into a defensive touchdown. Brock Purdy led the offense with 278 yards and two touchdowns on 30 of 41 passing. Deshaunte Jones caught 14 of those passes for 126 yards while Johnnie Lang led the ground attack with 60 yards on 14 carries. O’Rien Vance led the defense with eight tackles and two sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
Iowa has hit the over in eight straight road games and in nine of their last 12 games following a win.
The Cyclones are 5-1 with the under in their last six games in September and 12-3-1 with the under in their last 16 games following a win.
These two have had hard-fought games for years, going 3-1-1 with the under in their last five meetings, including just a 13-3 win for Iowa last year. Iowa’s defense is really strong and will give Iowa State some problems. The Iowa State defense is well rested and should be able to slow down the Hawkeyes ground attack as well. With two rivals that are led by defense meet, you have to expect a low-scoring game.
College Football Week 3 Prediction: Iowa/Iowa State Under 44.5