Free Week 9 Prediction: Wildcats vs. Hawkeyes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(1-0) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1)
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Hawkeyes -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 47.5
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The Northwestern Wildcats got off to the best start possible in week 1 with a 43-3 win over Maryland, but they must now travel to Iowa for a game against the Hawkeyes who will cause many more problems for the Wildcats than the Terrapins did.
The Hawkeyes, on the other hand, got off to the opposite of a good start, as they lost a close one to the Boilermakers by a score of 24-20. Iowa now comes home and is instilled as a small home favorite by the bookmakers, as they look to avenge that week 1 loss.
Northwestern was great in week 1, but after having watched that game against Maryland I was left questioning just how bad Maryland, as opposed to thinking, wow this Wildcats team looks incredible. That was there only game of the season, so it is very hard to tell whether or not that result had more to do with the Terrapins or Wildcats, but that will make this contest even more interesting.
If the Wildcats get the job done here they will need senior QB Peyton Ramsey to step-up, as I do not think they will be able to lean on the running game here against this Iowa Hawkeye front 7.
Despite losing the first game of the season, I do like what I see of this team and can see them bouncing-back in a big way here on Saturday. There is a big question mark for this team, however, and that is just how good Spencer Petras is, as I do not think we got to many definitive answers in that week 1 game.
The Wildcats are a solid team, so this will be a great test for him, but in the end I think it will be the Hawkeyes defense who will decide this game in the end.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 13-5 in Wildcats last 18 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Under is 7-1-1 in Hawkeyes last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
I think the Hawkeyes get the job done here, but I do like the under quite a bit here. I like the Hawkeyes defense a lot, but I am not ready to trust their QB, so I feel more comfortable with the under as opposed to the side.
I also really do not think the Wildcats will have much success rushing the ball and that could lead to plenty of problems for them offensively on Saturday.
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