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Point spread favors Hawkeyes in battle with Hoosiers

Iowa HawkeyesIndiana Hoosiers
Nov 3, 3:30 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD3-5

The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Indiana and Iowa on Saturday, with the host Hoosiers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

The Hoosiers sit at 3-5 (5-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawkeyes are currently 4-4 (2-5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana is 5-2 OU, and Iowa is 2-5 OU.

View Iowa vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Hoosiers here saw them open at 5Dimes as 2.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 86 (Hoosiers) and the No. 66 (Hawkeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 31-26 result in favor of the Hoosiers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 34.2 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 21.1 PPG. The Hoosiers aerial game is averaging 286.6 yards per game, more than the Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 196.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 215 yards per game. Indiana, meanwhile, ranks No. 109 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Iowa was a 28-17 loser on the road against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Damon Bullock ran through the Northwestern defense for 107 yards in Iowa's last game, but the Hawkeyes still lost a 28-17 decision at Ryan Field.

Indiana was a 31-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Hoosiers grabbed a Week 9 victory over the Fighting Illini in their last game, winning 31-17 at Memorial Stadium.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 1-9

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

Next up:
Iowa home to Purdue, Saturday, November 10
Indiana home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 10