Iowa Hawkeyes vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners had designs on a national title, but instead focus on Iowa in the Insight Bowl.
The Sooners went just 3-3 SU (2-4 ATS) in the second half of their schedule after starting 6-0
Season-ending injuries to WR Ryan Broyles and RB Dominique Whaley made things even worse in Oklahoma, which faces an Iowa team that upset Michigan in Big Ten action.
Of note, the OVER is 8-1 past 9 Insight Bowls. Oklahoma was favored by 2 TDs earlier this month, check out the latest Insight Bowl odds at TopBet and check out more Insight Bowl preview information here as well.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Sooners in this one will find them as 15.5-point favorites. The total was sitting around 47.5 at most sportsbooks such as BetOnline this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 40.2 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 42 this week at 23.2 PPG. The Sooners aerial game is averaging 365.1 yards per game, more than the Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 228.1 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 76-rated road run defense, allowing 185.2 yards per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, ranks No. 44 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Iowa was a 20-7 loser on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
Oklahoma lost its last outing, a 44-10 result against Oklahoma State on December 3. Oklahoma failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 54 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in December are 4-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When an underdog on the road are 3-7
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in December are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 9-1
When favored at home are 9-1
A few Hawkeyes at Sooners trends to consider:
Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
Oklahoma is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games