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Speight of hand: Michigan Wolverines vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The Michigan Wolverines will be the favorites of people betting on college football against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, November 12th at Kinnick Stadium. These are the NCAA football betting odds for the game:

Michigan -21 (-110) -1400
Iowa +21 (-110) +925

The Wolverines (9-0) made turtle soup out of the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Michigan QB Wilson Speight went 19 of 24 for career-best 362 yards with two TDs, and ran for 16 yards on three carries for another score. Meanwhile, running back De’Veon Smith rushed for a season-best 114 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns. Defensively, defensive end Chase Winovich took out Maryland QB Perry Hills, and safety Delano Hill had five solo tackles and two interceptions. The Wolverines won 59-3.

The Hawkeyes (5-4) lost a second straight game on Saturday, a 14-41 defeat to the Penn State Nittany Lions. Iowa QB C.J. Beathard threw 18 of 26 for 204 yards with two TDs and one interception, and was sacked four times. Both wide receiver Jerminic Smith and running back Akrum Wadley scored on receptions. The Hawkeyes’ two-pronged attack consisting of Wadley and LeShun Daniels was limited to 46 yards. Iowa converted only 2 of 10 third downs.

And for people of the betting on college football persuasion; Michigan’s Speight has completed 64.5% of his passes for 2053 yards, with 15 scores and three picks. Jake Butt and Amara Darboh combine for 1162 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Jehu Chesson has 25 catches. The Wolverines average 251.6 rushing yards per game. Smith has run for 564 yards and eight TDs. Michigan is yielding 10.7 points and 246.3 yards per game. Ben Gedeon has 69 tackles, Taco Charlton has 4½ sacks, and Channing Stribling has three interceptions. The Wolverines are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games after an ATS win, 5-0 against the spread in their last five games on the road versus a team with a winning home record, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven encounters with Iowa.

Still not converted to the betting on college football way of thinking? The Hawkeyes’ Beathard has completed 59.9% of his passes for 1584 yards, with 13 touchdowns and five picks. Riley McCarron and George Kittle have 667 receiving yards and five TDs. Matt VandeBerg has 19 receptions. Iowa averages 152.5 rushing yards per game. Wadley has run for 664 yards and eight touchdowns. The Hawkeyes are yielding 21.3 points and 402 yards per game. Josey Jewell has 87 tackles, Jaleel Johnson has 5½ sacks, and Brandon Snyder has two interceptions. Iowa is 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 games at home and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall.

All things considered, the Wolverines appear headed toward their first win in Iowa since 2005, while the Hawkeyes seem on a course to a third straight loss – unless they can slow down Michigan’s offense, which looks highly unlikely seeing as how Iowa has allowed more than 500 yards per game in their last three games.

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