Kickoff for the Wolverines and Hawkeyes matchup on Saturday, December 2nd is set for 8:00 ET. This week 14 CFB showdown will be televised on FOX. In a matchup between two Big Ten teams, the Wolverines are 22.5 point favorites on the road. See if we think the Wolverines have what it takes to cover?
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes +22.5
This game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium at 8:00 ET on Saturday, December 2nd.
WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 30-8 in favor of Michigan.
- Even though we have Michigan winning straight-up, we like Iowa at +22.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 35.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 38 points.
Can the Wolverines Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
Michigan’s current record is 12-0 as they prepare for this week’s game. This year, they’ve played five road games and seven matchups.
Having been favored in all of their games so far, the Wolverines have a 6-5-1 vs. the spread. Michigan’s average scoring margin for the season is +27.3 points per game.
Michigan has put together an over/under record of 7-5 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 47.8 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 48.5 points.
The Wolverines’ heads into the game, averaging 170.8 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 52nd in rushing yards and 52nd in passing yards at 224.8 yards per contest. Michigan is averaging 37.6 points per game, which is 12th in the nation.
In terms of passing yards allowed per game, Michigan’s defense is ranked 190th. Opponents, on average, attempt 25.6 passes against the Wolverines. They are allowing 10.2 PPG, which places them 47th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 12th in the NCAA.
Can Iowa Pull Off a Home Win?
This season, the Iowa Hawkeyes are currently 10-2. So far this season, they have played five road games and seven at home.
Iowa has gone into nine games as the favorite this season and three games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 6-5-1.
In 12 games played, the average over/under line for Iowa’s games has been set at 34.7 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 30.2 points, resulting in an OU record of 2-10.
Iowa comes into the game with an offense averaging 18, which places them at 97th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 127th nationally, with an average of 123.4 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 98th in the nation, with 418 rushing attempts per game for the season.
Iowa’s defense ranks 51st in points allowed, with 12.2 points given up per game. Teams have been averaging 174.3 passing yards against them (25th nationally). On the ground, they’ve conceded 109.2 rushing yards, putting them 28th in college football.