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Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Week 8 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes travelling to Northwestern on Saturday to face the Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northwestern Wildcats were sitting as 0-point earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 28-27 result in favor of the Hawkeyes. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Iowa Hawkeyes have seen them go 4-2 and 3-2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 3-2-1, while the Hawkeyes are 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Iowa injuries news.

The Northwestern Wildcats sit at No. 41 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are at No. 32 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 27.5 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 18.67 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 267.67 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 242.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Iowa Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 104 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akrum Wadley went over the 100-yard mark (115) in his team's latest effort as Iowa defeated Illinois by a score of 45-16 on Saturday.

Last time we saw the Terrapins, they had no answer for Justin Jackson as the Wildcats rolled to a 37-21 victory at Maryland Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
  • Iowa is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Iowa is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Northwestern's last 12 games at home
  • Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iowa

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Minnesota, Saturday, October 28th
Northwestern home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 28th