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Betting line favors Hawkeyes over Chippewas

Central Michigan ChippewasIowa Hawkeyes
Sep 22, 12:00 PM | Turf of Kinnick Stadium

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Chippewas on Saturday when they take on the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium in Week 4 action.

They bring a 2-1 record (0-2-1 ATS) to the Week 4 battle against the 1-1 Chippewas, who are 0-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Iowa go 0-2 so far and the Chippewas go 0-0-1.

View Central Michigan vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Hawkeyes in this one will find them as 17-point favorites. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 38 (Hawkeyes) and the No. 56 (Chippewas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 25-10 result in favor of the Hawkeyes is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa's No. 112-ranked offense, averaging 17 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 98 this week at 34 PPG. The Hawkeyes aerial game is averaging 197.7 yards per game, less than the Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 221 YPG per game.

Central Michigan was a 41-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. Central Michigan didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Spartans as Michigan State blasted them 41-7 in Week 2 action.

Iowa won its last outing, a 27-16 result against Northern Iowa on September 15. Since it involved a non-board school, there was no point spread or total on the game. Mark Weisman tore up the turf for 113 rushing yards in the latest Hawkeyes game, a 27-16 win over the Panthers at Kinnick Stadium.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Chippewas at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Central Michigan is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Iowa is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Iowa is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, September 29
Iowa home to Minnesota, Saturday, September 29