Michigan Wolverines at Iowa Hawkeyes - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (9-0) at Iowa Hawkeyes (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Kinnick Stadium)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes +22 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines will travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten college football game on Saturday night.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-4 (3-3) this season after losing to Penn State by a score of 41-14 in their last game. Iowa has been disappointing this season and is tied for 4th in the Big Ten West standings. The Iowa offense is averaging 26.6 points per game with 152.6 rushing yards and 182.9 passing yards per game. C.J. Beathard is completing 59.9% of his passes for 1584 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Iowa. Akrum Wadley has rushed for 664 yards and 8 touchdowns, while LeShun Daniels has rushed for 642 yards and 6 scores for the Hawkeyes. Riley McCarron has caught 34 passes for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Akrum Wadley has added 23 catches for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns for Iowa. The Iowa defense is giving up 21.3 points per game with 176.6 rushing yards and 225.4 passing yards per game. Josey Jewell has led the Hawkeyes defense with 87 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and .5 sacks, while Brandon Snyder has added 62 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions. Keith Duncan has gone 6-7 on field goals, with a long of 41 yards.
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The Michigan Wolverines are 9-0 (6-0) this season after beating Maryland by a score of 59-3 in their last game. Michigan has been rolling over opponents this season and is sitting in 1st place of the Big Ten East standings. The Michigan offense is averaging 48 points per game with 251.7 rushing yards and 245.8 passing yards per game. Wilton Speight is completing 64.5% of his passes for 2053 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Michigan. De’Veon Smith has rushed for 564 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Chris Evans has added 456 yards and 3 scores for the Wolverines. Amara Darboh has caught 42 passes for 741 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Jake Butt has added 34 catches for 421 yards and 4 touchdowns for Michigan. The Michigan defense is giving up 10.7 points per game with 107.4 rushing yards and 138.9 passing yards per game. Ben Gedeon has led the Michigan defense with 74 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks, while Delano Hill has added 36 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 3 interceptions. Kenny Allen has gone 10-14 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.
Michigan is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 6-0 in Michigan’s last 6 road games. Iowa is 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on turf. The over is 5-1-1 in Iowa’s last 7 November games. The underdog is 10-3 ATS in these two teams last 13 meetings.
Iowa comes into this game not playing very well, while Michigan comes in as the 3rd ranked team in the nation. Michigan has been dominant on both sides of the ball, but will be on the road for this game. Iowa plays well at home and has a pretty good defense, but their offense has been inconsistent this season. I like Michigan to keep rolling here.