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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Week 5 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

The Michigan State Spartans will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Spartan Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Iowa Hawkeyes in Week 5 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Michigan State Spartans in this game found them listed as -3-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 27-25 result in favor of the Spartans early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans are 2-1 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Iowa Hawkeyes, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 2-1-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Michigan State go 1-2 and the Iowa Hawkeyes go 1-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Iowa injuries news.

The game pits the Michigan State Spartans, currently No. 66 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Iowa Hawkeyes, who rate No. 59 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 37 this week at 19.75 PPG. The Michigan State aerial game is averaging 252 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 249.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Iowa Hawkeyes own the league's No. 45-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 120 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 39 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 21-19 score against Penn State.

Brian Lewerke's 340-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Notre Dame earned a 38-18 win over Michigan State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 17-6-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Illinois, Saturday, October 7th
Michigan State at Michigan, Saturday, October 7th