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Hawkeyes vs Wildcats Betting Matchup Report

Northwestern WildcatsIowa Hawkeyes
Oct 15, 7:00 PM | Turf of Kinnick Stadium

Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

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Northwestern visits Iowa on Saturday, hoping to send the Hawkeyes to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Kinnick Stadium.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawkeyes are 2-3 ATS. Northwestern is 3-2 against the total, while Iowa is 3-1 versus the number.

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Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Wildcats listed as 5.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Hawkeyes sit at No. 87 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wildcats are at No. 80 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawkeyes will win this game 36-27.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa's No. 51-ranked offense (30.8 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.8 PPG. The Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 258.8 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (263.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 189 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, ranks No. 90 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Northwestern was a 42-24 loser at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (66) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Iowa, they were a 13-3 loser as they battled Penn State on the road. Iowa failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 16 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing Iowa
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northwestern's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing Northwestern
Iowa is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Iowa is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Northwestern home to Penn State, Saturday, October 22
Iowa home to Indiana, Saturday, October 22

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