Bettors siding with MSU, history sides with Iowa

History sides with Iowa over Michigan State in Big Ten Championship Game

History will be on Iowa's side when the Hawkeyes take on Michigan State in Saturday night's Big Ten Championship Game.

View Championship Week Odds college football reporter Mitch Sherman tweets that in the four matchups in which Michigan State and Iowa have squared off as ranked teams, the Hawkeyes are 4-0 in those games.

The most recent meeting between the two teams came in 2010 when Iowa crushed the then-fifth-ranked Spartans 37-6. It was Michigan State's worst loss as a top-5 team. The overall series also belongs to Iowa, which is 23-20-2 against MSU all-time.

Over course, none of this is stopping bettors from backing Michigan State on Saturday night. Our College Football Public Betting page shows that 77% of wagers for the Big Ten Championship Game are currently on the Spartans, who are 3.5-point favorites according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI. The public believes the Hawkeyes' record is hollow due to a soft schedule, and they'll continue to fade Iowa until (a possible) bitter end.

Bet Championship Week Games

Want More From Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NCAAF Discussions

UEFA Champilns League on Sun, Sep 2021 by Surfer
Sunday Sharp Action on Sun, Sep 2021 by Timmy1961
NFL Sunday Dogs on Sun, Sep 2021 by Hightide

College Football Predictions

Thumbnail Tennessee vs. Florida Week 4 Prediction SEC foes will battle in the swamp on Saturday evening when No. 11 Florida hosts unranked Tennessee at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Gators still be licking their...
Thumbnail Rutgers vs. Michigan Week 4 Prediction Will Saturday’s Big Ten matchup between Rutgers and Michigan turn into a relatively high-scoring game between the conference foes? Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET...
Thumbnail Texas A&M vs. Arkansas Prediction A battle of AP Top-25 SEC teams will ensue on Saturday afternoon when No. 7 Texas A&M takes on No. 16 Arkansas at AT&T Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET. Will the Razorbacks...
Thumbnail Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin Prediction Will FOX’s premium game between No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 18 Wisconsin turn into a defensive slugfest from Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on...
Thumbnail Liberty vs. Syracuse Prediction Will Syracuse avenge one of its 2020 losses on Friday night when the Orange host Liberty at 8:00 p.m. ET from the Carrier Dome? ‘Cuse is currently a home dog of over a...

NCAAF Headlines