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Iowa vs Stanford: Rose Bowl Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes were four points away from making the college football playoff, but instead will square off against the Stanford Cardinal in the Rose Bowl. Iowa has struggled to cover against Pac-12 opponents, with the Hawkeyes going just 2-6 ATS in their past eight games against the conference.

Shark Bites
  • Iowa is 7-2 SU in their last nine games after a loss.
  • Stanford is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
  • McCaffery leads the Cardinal in rushing yards and receiving yards.

Iowa’s defense has been stellar this season as they have allowed just 18.5 points and 334 yards per game. Opponents have only allowed two of their opponents to score more than 20 points this season. Quarterback C.J. Beathard has been great at protecting the ball this season, only giving up one interception in the past six games, which allows the defense to put the offense in good positions.

Stanford comes into the game with one of the premier offensive weapons in the game. Christian McCaffery broke Barry Sanders 27-year old record for most all-purpose yards in a season, while the running back tallied nearly 1,100 more yards than anyone else in the nation. Stanford also has senior quarterback Kevin Hogan who has six touchdowns and no picks in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Stanford Cardinal here saw them at Bovada as -6.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 35-33 win for the Cardinal on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Stanford Cardinal Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Stanford Cardinal sport a record of 11-2 and 9-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 12-1 and 7-5-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 7-6 for the Cardinal and 7-6 for the Hawkeyes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Stanford vs Iowa injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 14-rated Stanford Cardinal and the No. 22-rated Iowa Hawkeyes in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Stanford's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 37.23 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 15 this week at 18.46 PPG. The Stanford aerial game is averaging 210.92 yards per game, less than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 219.31 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Iowa Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 112.8 yards per game. Stanford, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Tevaun Smith did much of the damage, producing 110 receiving yards but Iowa managed to defeat the Hawkeyes 16-13 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

In their last game, Stanford got a 207-yard performance from Christian McCaffrey as a key part of its 41-22 win over Southern Cal.