Free Week 2 Prediction: Hawkeyes vs Cyclones Odds
Looking for Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones free picks? Week 2 betting sees the Hawkeyes taking on the Cyclones Saturday September 9th at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Hawkeyes Cyclones free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa State -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 48
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Iowa and Iowa State, meet for their annual in state rivalry game. Last season the game was played in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes won the meeting 42-3. Now, it’s a new year and the teams will clash at Jack Trice Stadium.
Last year’s blowout win, was the biggest win for the Iowa Hawkeyes under head coach, Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeyes were ranked 16th in the country, and had a future pro QB at the helm in CJ Breathard.
This year, we should expect a good game.
Iowa throttled the Cyclones last season by 39 points. The Hawkeyes scored 14 point in each quarter except for the fourth quarter in the contest.
Now, with the game being played in Ames, the Hawkeyes are looking for their first road win of the year.
In week one, the Hawkeyes pounded the Wyoming Cowboys, 24-3. The defense shut down top QB prospect, Josh Allen. Allen was held to 23 of 40 for 174 yards passing and two interceptions in the week one win.
This week at Iowa State, the Hawkeyes are looking to build off last years 42-3 win against the Cyclones. New starting QB. Nate Stanley passed for 125 yards and three touchdowns in last weeks win.
The Hawkeyes were solid in the victory, but need to be better protecting the ball. The Hawkeyes had four turnovers last week.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State remembers last year’s 39 point road blowout loss to the Hawkeyes. This season the teams will face off in Ames, giving the home field to the Cyclones. Iowa State will come into this game confident in getting a win.
The Cyclones are eyeing their second in state rivalry win. The Cyclones beat up other in state rival Northern Iowa in week one.
The Cyclones trailed UNI by seven points early, but then bounced back scoring two straight touchdowns to take the lead and never look back, winning 24-42.
Iowa State generated 405 total yards for the game last week. The defense has to be better in week 2 for Iowa State. They gave up 378 total yards. If the Cyclones want their second home win, they can’t give up big plays.
The rush defense gave up 119 yards on 22 carries to the FCS Northern Iowa Panthers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 6-1-1 in IOWA last 8 games on grass.
- IOWA are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in ISU last 8 games on grass.
- ISU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
- Under is 10-2-1 in ISU last 13 vs. Big Ten.
- Under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings.
- IOWA are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 meetings.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
Both team come into this week two matchup, 1-0. With State bragging rights on the line, both teams will have a little added fuel to the fire, especially the Cyclones. They have not forgotten what last year’s loss felt like.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa +2.5.
The Cyclones look better on paper this year, but bring a suspect defense into this game. If the defense plays anything like they did in week one, expect the Hawkeyes to come away with the Cy-Hawk trophy again this year.
Iowa State’s offense looked good last week, but that was against a weak FCS opponent. Iowa will bring much more talent and physical play to the game than the Cyclones, will be playing Ames.
Take the Hawkeyes +2.5 in this game. They should win outright.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Iowa 24 – Iowa State 17
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