See our NCAA week 14 Michigan vs. Iowa prediction by continuing to read. We will predict the winner and cover the spread in this post.
The defense of Michigan is giving up 11.1 yards per completion.
The average throwing yardage for Iowa is 123.4 per game.
MICHIGAN VS IOWA PREDICTION
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines will play on Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00 ET. This NCAAF match between the Wolverines and Hawkeyes is being televised on FOX this week.The Wolverines are 22.5 point favorites on the road against another Big Ten team. Check to see whether we believe the Wolverines can cover?
MICHIGAN VS. IOWA MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
- Date: December 2, Saturday
MICHIGAN PREVIEW: WILL MICHIGAN BOUNCE BACK FROM A LOSS?
The Michigan Wolverines are still unbeaten at 12-0 as they get ready for this week’s game against Iowa. They defeated Ohio State 30–24 in their most recent match. The Wolverines are 6-5-1 against the spread after having been favored in each of their first three games. This season, Michigan has averaged +27.3 points per game in scoring margin. The average over/under for Michigan’s games this season has been 48.5 points. Before this week’s game, the Wolverines had an over/under record of 7-5.
Against Ohio State, the passing game for the Wolverines produced 21 pass attempts for 182 yards and one touchdown. They scored two rushing touchdowns and averaged 4.2 yards per carry in the running game. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy finished with a QB rating of 114.17 in the victory over Ohio State, completing 16 of 20 passes for 148 yards. In addition, he scored one touchdown during the contest.
Against Ohio State, Michigan’s defense allowed 378 yards of offense. They gave up 107 yards on the ground and 271 yards in the passing game. With an average of 10.2 points per game, the Michigan defense is ranked 47th in the country for points allowed heading into this week’s matchup. They rank 16th nationally in terms of passing yards gained by opponents per game, with 155.3. With 91.4 running yards allowed against the run, they rank 12th in college football.
IOWA PREVIEW: WILL IOWA BOUNCE BACK FROM A LOSS?
Iowa’s record has improved to 10-2 as they get ready for this week’s matchup with Michigan, having defeated Nebraska 13-10. Iowa has an ATS record of 6-5-1 due to their season-average scoring differential of +5.8. Nine times the Hawkeyes have been the favorite and three times they have been the underdog. The average over/under line for Iowa’s opponents during a 12-game stretch is 34.7 points. With an average total score of 30.2 points across these games, OU has a 2–10 record.
Iowa’s offense finished with 264 yards of offense after scoring one touchdown on the ground against Nebraska. They completed 8.5 of their 28 passing attempts for an average of yards per completion on third down, going 6/18. During Iowa’s victory over Nebraska, Deacon Hill completed 28 passes for 94 yards. While he didn’t throw for a touchdown during the game, he did manage to run his legs into the end zone.
The Hawkeyes’ defense performed admirably against Nebraska, allowing just 10 points on 264 yards allowed. With 189 yards, Nebraska’s passing game came to an end. Iowa conceded 2.5 yards per attempt up front. The Hawkeyes defense leads the nation in quarterback rushes and has recorded 22 sacks. Teams are now scoring 12.2 points per game (ranked 51st) against them. They allow 174.3 passing yards per game, which puts them in 25th place in the NCAA for pass defense. In addition, Iowa’s run defense gives up 109.2 rushing yards per game.
MICHIGAN VS IOWA BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Michigan is now the proud owner of the head-to-head record against Iowa, having defeated them 27–14 in their most recent meeting. Michigan completed passes for 155 yards on average during the contest. Michigan ran for 172 while Iowa only managed 35.
Michigan was initially set as 22-point road favorites, but the odds have since moved in their favor; they are currently at -22.5. Michigan now has a 99% implied victory probability and a moneyline payout of -7039 when looking at the moneyline odds. Conversely, the Hawkeyes have a moneyline of +1465 and an assumed win probability of 6%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Michigan is 8-2 away from home against the spread.
- Iowa has a 3-2 record against the spread in their last five home games.
- In their last ten games as underdogs, Iowa has a 5-4-1 record.
- In its past ten games as a favorite, Michigan is 6-3-1 against the spread.
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