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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Northwestern Wildcats Underdogs vs Hawkeyes at Iowa

Northwestern Wildcats


Iowa Hawkeyes
Saturday, November 01, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Kinnick Stadium

After both teams enjoyed byes in Week 9, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Northwestern Wildcats return to action on Saturday afternoon in a battle between Big Ten West rivals. The Hawkeyes will be looking to bounce back from 38-31 loss to Maryland two weeks ago which ended the team's three-game winning streak, SU and ATS. The Hawkeyes are a solid 4-1 SU in their last five at home but have struggled ATS, covering in just one of their last six.

The Wildcats will be aiming to end a two-game losing streak, SU and ATS, when they take on the Hawkeyes. Northwestern has struggled overall this season, posting a 3-4 record SU, and are just 2-5 ATS and have failed to cover in all three games in which they were favored. However, the Wildcats have enjoyed recent success against Iowa, going 4-2, SU and ATS, in their last six meetings with the Wildcats.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Northwestern Wildcats in this one found them as 6-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

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Computer Prediction: Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Hawkeyes to win this game on Saturday 38-30. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-2 overall and 3-4 ATS against the spread, while the Wildcats are 3-4 and 2-5 ATS. As for the totals, Iowa is 3-4 on the OU, and Northwestern is 1-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Northwestern injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Iowa Hawkeyes at No. 29 and the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 75 heading into this contest.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa Hawkeyes No. 85-ranked offense (27 PPG) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that ranks No. 23 at 20.43 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 242.43 yards per game, more than the Northwestern Wildcats give up through the air (216.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Northwestern Wildcats feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 85.5 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, ranks No. 97 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Justin Jackson went over the 100-yard mark (128) in his team's latest effort, but Nebraska still defeated Northwestern by a score of 38-17.

Jake Rudock's 317-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Maryland earned a 38-31 win over Iowa on Saturday at Byrd Stadium.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games
Northwestern is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northwestern's last 7 games
Northwestern is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Iowa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 6 games
Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Michigan, Saturday, November 8th
Iowa at Minnesota, Saturday, November 8th