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Spartans take on Hawkeyes in Week 11 contest

Michigan State SpartansIowa Hawkeyes
Nov 12, 12:00 PM | Turf of Kinnick Stadium

Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

7-2TEAM RECORD6-3

The Hawkeyes will try to win and cover the spread at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Spartans in Week 11 action.

The Hawkeyes are 6-3 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 7-2 and 5-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Iowa go 5-3 and the Spartans go 3-5 on the totals.

View Michigan State vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Hawkeyes here saw them open as 3-point underdogs 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.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Hawkeyes - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to power ranks. Iowa is rated No. 98 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Spartans sit at No. 13. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 35-33 win for the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa's No. 40-ranked offense (31.7 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 9 at 16 PPG. The Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 235.4 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (145.9 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Spartans feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 113 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 31-24 winner as they battled Minnesota at home. Michigan State failed to cover in the match as a 28-point favorite, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Iowa was a 24-16 winner at home against Michigan. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (40) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Spartans at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games when playing Iowa
Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games at home
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Michigan State

Next up:
Michigan State home to Indiana, Saturday, November 19
Iowa at Purdue, Saturday, November 19

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