Free Week 4 Prediction: Nittany Lions vs Hawkeyes Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 4
(3-0) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0)
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State -12.5
NCAA Betting Total: 52.5
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Penn State has looked pretty good early on. Definitely good enough to repeat as champs though the competition is about to get a lot stiffer.
Iowa is 3-0. They never seem to dominate but every once in a while they put up a gaudy record and win games they probably shouldn’t. If this is one of those season the Lions better be careful.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State has pitches shutout against Akron and Georgia Southern but don’t get the wrong idea it is the offense that is driving this program.
Others may have more yards but Saquon Barkley is probably the best back in college football. His numbers would be a lot better if he was playing full games but they have yet to have a need to do so.
The defense has been impressive but especially so because the PSU offense puts pressure on teams to score. Iowa is not exactly an offensive machine so this should not be too tough a matchup.
The Hawkeyes have had their moment in the first month. Their OT win against Iowa State was very exciting and in the opener they shut down hype machine QB Josh Adams of Wyoming.
If they are going to have a chance against Penn State they are going to have to crank up the offense and convert. They will want to lean on the ground game to shorten things up but they will also have hit a few big plays.
They got rolled in this matchup a year ago as PSU put up 599 yards of offense. The defense offered no resistance on the ground or through the air. They will have to limit at least one of those on Saturday.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Nittany Lions are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games.
- Nittany Lions are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Nittany Lions are 6-0-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 6-1 in Hawkeyes last 7 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 5-1 in Hawkeyes last 6 home games.
- Under is 5-1 in Hawkeyes last 6 games in September.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
This is the first Big Ten game for both teams. It should be a good atmosphere at Kinnick on Saturday evening.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State -12.5
I think this line could be a little generous but I expect the PSU offense to shine and put this game out of reach by halftime. I just hope we don’t get backdoored.
The first drive of the game is going to mean everything for Iowa. If they can get a major maybe this one is in doubt. This is another great teaser spot to get Penn State below -7.
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 38 – Iowa 17
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