Fashion the mess of the Big Ten West. While the East Division flashes powerful Michigan the East should be renamed the Least. Extending that is Northwestern. In this situation the Wildcats lead the division by default. Most of all the rest of the West has stumbled. In fact, Iowa was a betting on college football favorite to contend. But the Hawkeyes can’t get out of their own way. Consider last week’s loss at Purdue. Granted a bad interference call at the end hurt the Hawks. Simultaneously sloppy play was the ultimate culprit.
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Date and Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Northwestern||+10 (-110)||47½ (-110)|
|Iowa||-10 (-110)||47½ (-110)|
Northwestern vs. Iowa TV Coverage: Check Listings
Iowa is 6-3 both straight up and vs. the odds with six games going over the total. Last week the Hawkeyes lost a 36-38 heartbreaker at Purdue. Above all the Hawkeyes have lost two Big Ten games in a row to fall out of the race. Increasingly bad offense has done the most damage. Iowa ranks 77th in the nation for total offense. The reverse of that is a defense that ranks eighth in the country.
Northwestern is now 5-4 straight up and 4-3-2 against the spread. Along the same lines the Wildcats have gone over the total five times. Last Saturday the Cats lost a non-conference home game to Notre Dame 31-21. By contrast to Iowa Northwestern ranks 110th in the country for offense. Defensively the Wildcats standing is 51st in the country. Consequently, a case could be made that Northwestern is winning with mirrors. By reason of a close call win at Rutgers and a loss to Akron do doubts mount. Quarterback Clayton Thorson has 11 touchdowns but 10 interceptions.
Stats to Consider
Northwestern has been a red-hot betting on college football play as a road dog lately. To show the Cats have covered seven consecutive games getting points on the road. Six of their last eight in that role have also gone over the total. Balanced against that is Iowa’s strong value as a home chalk. The Hawkeyes have covered six of their last seven laying points at Kinnick Stadium. And seven of their last nine in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Northwestern has been the superior offshore betting value lately in this West Division rivalry. For example, the Wildcats have won and covered the spread in the last two meetings. Three of the last four between the Cats and Hawkeyes have gone over the total. However, at Kinnick Stadium Iowa has had a strong edge. The Hawkeyes have paid in three of their last four home games against Northwestern. Additionally, three of those four games have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley gives Iowa a betting on college football matchup advantage. Stanley has 17 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. Despite the fact Iowa’s offense is not great Northwestern’s is truly terrible. Equally important is Iowa’s frustration level. As a consequence, the Hawkeyes should come out with fire.
Northwestern vs. Iowa Betting on College Football Picks
As was previously noted Iowa holds the edge at home over Northwestern.
Northwestern vs. Iowa Betting on College Football Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes
Northwestern vs. Iowa Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Hawkeyes 27, Wildcats 10
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