NCAAF

Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes

Michigan State
Spartans
11 - 1
Iowa
Hawkeyes
12 - 0
December 05, 2015, 8:17 PM EST
 | Lucas Oil Stadium

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Michigan State
Spartans
11 - 1
Iowa
Hawkeyes
12 - 0
December 05, 2015, 8:17 PM EST
 | Lucas Oil Stadium
  • The Big Ten Championship, and a likely spot in the playoffs, are up for grabs when Michigan State and Iowa meet at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday. Iowa has been a good bet in their games against the Spartans, with the Hawkeyes going 9-3 ATS in their past 12 against Michigan State.

    Shark Bites
    • Michigan State is 24-2 in their last 24 within the Big Ten.
    • The UNDER is 5-1 in Iowa’s past six games in December.
    • Michigan State is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in their last eight following an ATS win.

    Yes, Iowa is perfect. Yes, people are more sceptical of Iowa than any other team in the country. Hawkeyes opponents this season have a combined winning percentage of 46.2 percent with seven of their 12 opponents finishing under .500. If Iowa beats the Spartans they will be an undefeated team in a Power Five conference and it will be next to impossible to not include them in the playoffs.

    The Spartans were not letting anyone question them with a 55-16 dismantling of Penn State last week. Connor Cook eliminated any doubts that could be raised as he completed 73 percent of his passes while throwing three touchdowns after returning from a shoulder injury.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The home Iowa Hawkeyes were 4-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at Sportsbook earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

    Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-28 result in favor of the Hawkeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at 12-0 (7-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Michigan State Spartans are currently 11-1 (5-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Iowa is 7-5 OU, and Michigan State is 6-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Michigan State injuries news.

    The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Iowa Hawkeyes at No. 22 and the Michigan State Spartans at No. 24 heading into this contest.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa Hawkeyes No. 41-ranked offense (33.67 PPG) against a Michigan State Spartans defense that ranks No. 24 at 21.08 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 200.58 yards per game, less than the Michigan State Spartans give up through the air (231 YPG on average).

    In comparing defenses, the Michigan State Spartans own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 97.2 yards per game when on the road. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Penn State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Spartans as Michigan State blasted them 55-16 in Week 13 action.

    Nebraska was unable to contain Jordan Canzeri in its last action Friday and the result was a 28-20 Week 13 loss against the Hawkeyes.

    Betting Trends
    • Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
    • Michigan State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
    • Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Iowa
    • Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
    • Iowa is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Michigan State
    • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games when playing Michigan State
Power Ranking
Michigan State 123
Iowa 76
Betting Odds Preview

Michigan State Spartans at Iowa Hawkeyes

The Big Ten Championship, and a likely spot in the playoffs, are up for grabs when Michigan State and Iowa meet at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday. Iowa has been a good bet in their games against the Spartans, with the Hawkeyes going 9-3 ATS in their past 12 against Michigan State.

Yes, Iowa is perfect.

Smart Chart
  • MICHST
  • 24.42
  • 27.42
  • -3.00
  • 236.58
  • 113.00
  • 229.83
  • 178.58
  • 0.33
  •  
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Passing Yards
  • Rush Yards
  • Passing Yards Allowed
  • Rushing Yards Allowed
  • Turnover Differential
  • IOWA
  • 17.69
  • 13.31
  • 4.38
  • 147.15
  • 94.54
  • 158.23
  • 101.31
  • -0.46
Head to Head Summary

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Team Record
Michigan State Spartans
All Last 3 vs Conf
Record11-13-07-1
Home7-02-04-0
Away4-11-03-1
ATS5-73-05-3
ATS Home3-42-03-1
ATS Away2-31-02-2
Offense33.4232.0033.50
Defense21.0812.3321.25
Diff12.3319.6712.25
Team Record
Iowa Hawkeyes
All Last 3 vs Conf
Record12-03-08-0
Home7-02-04-0
Away5-01-04-0
ATS7-51-24-4
ATS Home2-50-20-4
ATS Away5-01-04-0
Offense33.6736.0031.62
Defense18.6725.0019.12
Diff15.0011.0012.50
Head to Head Detail
Search NCAAF DatabaseTeamsPoints ScoredRush YardsPass YardsTotal YardsTurnovers
Oct 5, 2013MICHST261352774121
IOWA14232412642
Oct 13, 2012IOWA191231342571
MICHST161491793281
Nov 12, 2011MICHST371552884430
IOWA21872623493
Oct 30, 2010MICHST6312272583
IOWA371621903520
Oct 24, 2009IOWA151381382760
MICHST13852253100
Oct 4, 2008IOWA131511583093
MICHST16911842751
Oct 27, 2007MICHST271603084681
IOWA34230532830
Oct 2, 2004MICHST162042454491
IOWA381243404641
Sep 27, 2003IOWA101071582654
MICHST20452182630
Oct 12, 2002MICHST16551942495
IOWA441271572841
Betting Odds Trends
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Injuries
Michigan State Spartans
  • Jarrett Jackson DL Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Tyneil Hopper TE Is out indefinitely, Leg
  • Tre Mosley WR Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Upper Body
  • Jacoby Windmon LB Is out for season, Undisclosed
  • Semar Melvin CB Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Maverick Hansen DT Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Brandon Wright RB Is OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Marqui Lowery CB Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Darius Snow S Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Dre Butler DT Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Noah Kim QB Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Joseph Martinez WR Is out for season, Undisclosed
  • Khary Crump DB Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Jalen Berger RB Is out for season, Undisclosed
  • Armorion Smith S Is out for season, Undisclosed
  • Charles Brantley CB Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Ma'a Gaoteote LB Is out for season, Undisclosed
  • Khalil Majeed S Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Geno VanDeMark OL Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Dillon Tatum DB Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Jaron Glover WR Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Bai Jobe DL Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Brennan Parachek TE Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Jaelon Barbarin RB Is out for season, Undisclosed
  • Sam Leavitt QB Is "?" Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
  • Brandon Lewis DB Is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Penn State, Undisclosed
Injuries
Iowa Hawkeyes
  • No Injuries
Last 5 Games
Michigan State Spartans
Date OPP Score SU Line ATS Off. Rush Off. Pass Off. Total Def. Rush Def. Pass Def. Total TO Location
Nov 28, 2015PENNST55-16W-7.5/43.5W/O188248436122296418-3Home
Nov 21, 2015OHIOST17-14W14.5/52W/U2039129486461322Away
Nov 14, 2015MARYL24-7W-14.5/54W/U141121262107182289-2Home
Nov 7, 2015NEBR38-39L-4/56L/O143348491179320499-1Away
Oct 24, 2015INDIAN52-26W-14.5/59W/O14239854081308389-1Home
Iowa Hawkeyes
Date OPP Score SU Line ATS Off. Rush Off. Pass Off. Total Def. Rush Def. Pass Def. Total TO Location
Nov 27, 2015NEBR28-20W-2.5/57.5W/U15397250137296433-3Away
Nov 21, 2015PURDUE40-20W-24/54.5L/O1742133871372684050Home
Nov 14, 2015MINN40-35W-8.5/47L/O2722345061333014340Home
Nov 7, 2015INDIAN35-27W-7/59W/O234233467227180407-1Away
Oct 31, 2015MARYL31-15W-17.5/50L/U11018329316774241-3Home
Offensive Comparison

No data available.

Defensive Comparison
Michigan State Spartans
Iowa Hawkeyes

Scoring Allowed

Points Allowed

27.42 13.31

Last 3 Games

12.33 25.00

Yards Per Point

14.46 14.20

Overall Yards Allowed

Total

408.41 259.54

Passing

229.83 158.23

Rushing

178.58 101.31

On Road vs. At Home Yards Allowed

Total

No data available.

Passing

No data available.

Rushing

No data available.

Supergrid
Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense24.429213.312
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense17.6912327.4276
Recent Form

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Power Stats
  • MICHST
  • 14.46
  • 15.19
  • -0.73
  •  
  • 11
  • 11.54
  • -0.54
  •  
  • 3.76
  • 4.29
  • -0.53
  • Yards Per Point
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Pass
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Rush
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • IOWA
  • 14.2
  • 20.34
  • -6.14
  •  
  • 9.96
  • 8.4
  • 1.56
  •  
  • 2.9
  • 2.83
  • 0.07
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