Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Odds
Coming off a near-miracle victory over Northwestern on Saturday Michigan will try to stay in the hunt for the Big Ten title when it hosts 4-6 Iowa Saturday afternoon at the Big House (noon ET, ESPN).
The 7-3 Wolverines are tied with Nebraska atop the Legends Division but do not own the tie-breaker, while the Hawkeyes have lost their last four games.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Wolverines at No. 28 and the Hawkeyes at No. 92 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 34-21 result in favor of the Wolverines.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 57-ranked offense (29.7 PPG) against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 29 at 22 PPG. The Wolverines passing attack has averaged 189.2 yards per game, less than the Hawkeyes give up through the air (225.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 71-rated road run defense, allowing 178 yards per game. Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Iowa, they were a 27-24 loser as they battled Purdue at home. Iowa failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 11 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-24 score against Purdue.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 38-31 winner as they battled Northwestern at home. Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 8.5-point favorite, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Last time out, Northwestern could not slow down Roy Roundtree, who managed 139 receiving yards in the Wolverines 38-31 victory over the Wildcats Saturday.
Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Hawkeyes at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
Iowa is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Michigan is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Iowa home to Nebraska, Friday, November 23
Michigan at Ohio State, Saturday, November 24