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Penn State Takes Crushing Offense to Iowa

A pair of undefeated squads square off on Saturday night, when the Penn State Nittany Lions visit the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Week 4 matchup at Kinnick Stadium. Penn State is coming off a 56-0 demolition of Georgia State as 38-point home chalk, while the Hawkeyes improved to 3-0 with a 31-14 win over North Texas as 19.5-point home favorites.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Iowa’s last six games in September.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of Penn State’s last eight games on the road.
  • Penn State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road after consecutive home games.

The Nittany Lions have smothered opposing offenses in the early going, outscoring opponents by a 141-14 margin, including shutout wins over the Yellow Jackets and Akron. With those lopsided wins, Penn State is an impressive 11-0-2 ATS in its past 13, including a pair of wins as double-digit road chalk.

Iowa has also opened with three straight victories, but continues to struggle to reward loyal sports bettors, going 1-2-1 ATS in their past four overall. The Hawkeyes have also failed to rise to the occasion as underdogs, going 2-4-1 ATS in their past seven, but have covered in seven of eight as home underdogs.

Penn State has taken three straight from Iowa, including a 41-14 victory last November as 6.5-point home chalk. However, the Hawkeyes are 4-1 SU in their past five home dates with the Nittany Lion, covering in three of those contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Iowa Hawkeyes here saw them at Bovada as 13.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 44-21 win for the Nittany Lions. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-0 so far on the season, and 1-1-1 against the point spread. The Penn State Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 3-0 and 2-0-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have seen Iowa go 1-2 and Penn State go 1-2 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Penn State injuries news.

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit at No. 51 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are at No. 2 on that chart.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Penn State's last outing, Trace McSorley threw for 309 yards to lead the Nittany Lions over Georgia State 56-0 at Beaver Stadium.

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 3 winners, coming out on top of the Mean Green by a score of 31-14.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 11-0-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Penn State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Penn State's last 21 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
  • Iowa is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Indiana, Saturday, September 30
Iowa at Michigan State, Saturday, September 30