Iowa vs. Indiana Prediction
Can Iowa handle being a road favorite today against an upset-minded Indiana team when the two meet in Big Ten action at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Noon ET – Memorial Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Iowa is favored on the road, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -4 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game is listed at 53 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on Iowa on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indiana drops two of three
Indiana has dropped two of its last three following a 49-26 loss at Ohio State. The Hoosiers are now 4-2 overall, 1-2 in the Big Ten, 2-4 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total. The Hoosiers are just 1-2 against the spread at home.
The Hoosiers are averaging 27.8 points and 411.2 yards per game on offense this season. Peyton Ramsey is leading the offense with 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Stevie Scott is the leading rusher with 528 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 25.8 points and 369.7 yards per game. Their run defense is giving up 157.5 yards per contest.
Iowa covers on the road
The Iowa Hawkeyes are off to a 4-1 start to the season following a 48-31 win at Minnesota last week. Iowa is now 1-1 in the Big Ten, 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 with the over. The Hawkeyes covered in last week’s win, their first road game.
Iowa has been great on defense, allowing 16.6 points and 272.4 yards per game. The Hawkeyes are giving up just 84.4 rushing yards per game. Offensively, Iowa is putting up 29.8 points and 398.4 yards per game. Nate Stanley has thrown for 1,153 yards and nine touchdowns with four interceptions to lead the offense. Toren Young is the leading rusher with 286 yards and two touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Indiana is just 3-12-1 against the spread in its last 16 conference games and 0-6 ATS in their last six following a loss.
Iowa has covered the spread in 20 of its last 29 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games on fieldturf.
Iowa is a signature Big Ten team. The Hawkeyes are physical and look to win by running the ball. They have done it pretty well for a long time and have no issue getting it done against an average conference team like Indiana. The Hoosiers have some strengths, but being physical and tough aren’t really them. Iowa should ware down Indiana throughout the night and pull away in the final quarter to get the win and cover.
College Football Prediction: Iowa -4