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TaxSlayer Bowl College Football Betting Line Favors Tennessee over Iowa

Iowa Hawkeyes


Tennessee Volunteers
Friday, January 02, 2015 3:20 PM ET
EverBank Field

The Tennessee Volunteers will be looking for just their fourth SU postseason victory since 2000 when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Tennessee will be making their first bowl game appearance since 2010 and is a dismal 3-10 SU in their last 13 postseason outings.

The Hawkeyes have been a solid bowl game bet in recent years, going 5-1 ATS in their last six, but following a fast 6-2 start this season Iowa finished 1-3 SU in their last four, 2-2 ATS, with the total finishing OVER in five of their last seven. Conversely, the UNDER went a strong 5-1-1 in the last seven Gator Bowls.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Tennessee Volunteers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Tennessee Volunteers as -3-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest.

Computer Prediction: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Tennessee Volunteers Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 30-26 result in favor of the Hawkeyes 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 Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Tennessee Volunteers have seen them go 6-6 and 6-6 ATS so far this season, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are at 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-5-1, while the Tennessee Volunteers are 5-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Iowa injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 68-rated Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 42-rated Iowa Hawkeyes in this matchup.

How Iowa Hawkeyes vs Tennessee Volunteers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee's No. 76-ranked offense, averaging 27.58 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 41 this week at 24 PPG. The Tennessee aerial game is averaging 228 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 175.75 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Iowa Hawkeyes own the league's No. 56-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 172 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 110 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 14 losers coming out on the wrong end of 37-34 score against Nebraska.

The Volunteers grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Commodores in their last game, winning 24-17 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Odds Trends

Iowa is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Iowa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games