Michigan vs. Iowa- 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan vs. Iowa
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:01 AM (Michigan Stadium)
MICH -3.5 O/U 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes are set to visit Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a Big Ten clash against the Michigan Wolverines. The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this matchup with a 4-0 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, 48-3. QB Nate Stanley had a big game for the Iowa Hawkeyes as he connected on 17 of his 25 pass attempts for 276 yards and 2 TDs. RB Toren Young had a good game on the ground for Iowa as he ran for 131 yards on 11 carries.
The Iowa Hawkeyes were very good on the defensive side of the ball against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders as they held them to 3 points and a total of 216 yards of offense. Senior LB Kristian Welch led the way for the Iowa Hawkeyes with 9 tackles while also contributing half a TFL. Sophomore DT Daviyon Nixon was able to get into the Middle Tennessee State backfield a handful of times as he pitched in 7 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and a sack.
The Michigan Wolverines come into this matchup with a 3-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 52-0. QB Shea Patterson had an efficient game through the air for the Michigan Wolverines as he connected on 17 of his 23 pass attempts for 276 yards, 1 TD, and an interception. Sophomore WR Ronnie Bell was the top target for Patterson and the Wolverines as he hauled in 6 catches for 83 yards.
The Michigan Wolverines were very good on the defensive side of the ball against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as they held them scoreless and to a total of 152 yards of offense. Senior LB Khaleke Hudson led the way for the Michigan defense with 7 tackles. Junior DL Kwity Paye was able to get into the Rutgers backfield a handful of times as he contributed 6 tackles, 3.5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks. The Wolverines were only able to come up with one turnover which will need to improve against Big Ten teams.
The underdog has dominated the number between the Michigan Wolverines and Iowa Hawkeyes as they have covered the spread in 11 of their last 14 meetings. The Iowa Hawkeyes have been dominating teams this season and they proved that they play on both sides of the ball with blowout and shutout wins. The Michigan Wolverines struggled deeply against the Wisconsin Badgers, and my concerns are still valid for the Wolverines especially against the ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes have traditionally been good on the defensive side of the ball, and they will look to force a turnover-prone QB in Shea Patterson into mistakes.