It is a matchup of Iowa’s great defense against Heisman Trophy contender Denard Robinson. Iowa is a 3.5 point favorite in college football betting odds at the Sbg sportsbook.
Iowa is 4-1 this season and 1-0 in the Big 10. Michigan is 5-1 and 1-1 in the conference. If Iowa wins this game it will likely be because their defense stops Robinson. It won’t be easy though as Robinson has 991 yards on the ground this season. He has thrown for 1,223 yards.
Iowa defense vs. Robinson – Iowa has held four of its five opponents to seven points or less. The defense has allowed just 37 points all season. They are the only defense in the country that has not allowed a rushing TD this season. They will get a real test in this game against Robinson. He is second in the country in rushing and total offense. He has nine rushing TDs in the last five games. Last week he struggled against Michigan State and the Wolverines lost.
Great Iowa Numbers – When you look at the trends you will seem some great numbers for Iowa. The Hawkeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road favorite. The Hawkeyes are 13-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Hawkeyes are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Bad Michigan Numbers – As good as Iowa’s trends are, Michigan’s are just as bad. The Wolverines are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Wolverines are 4-17 ATS in their last 21 conference games. The Wolverines are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October.
The Total – The Under is 4-1-1 in the Hawkeyes last 6 games as a favorite. The Under is 23-7-1 in the Hawkeyes last 31 road games. The Under is 5-2 in the Hawkeyes last 7 conference games.
This game on Saturday should be fun to watch. It is a matchup of a great offensive player against a great defense. The Hawkeyes are slight favorites in college football odds but Michigan has Robinson and he gives them a chance.