Big Ten rivals will clash when the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0) meet the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1).
Michigan vs. Iowa Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with bookmakers listing Michigan as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Michigan has -418 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa is listed at +315 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 42 points.
How to Watch Michigan vs. Iowa Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: FOX
- Location: Iowa City, Iowa
- Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
Michigan has been firing on all cylinders this year, ranking 18th-best in total offense (489.0 yards per game) and ninth-best in total defense (244.8 yards allowed per game). Michigan has been a handful for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (second-best with 50.0 points per game) and scoring defense (seventh-best with 11.0 points allowed per game) this season. Michigan sports the 60th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (254.8 passing yards per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with just 135.8 passing yards allowed per game. Michigan has the 33rd-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (109.0 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 11th-best with 234.3 rushing yards per game. Michigan ranks 36th in third-down conversion rate this season (46.3%), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with a 29.3% third-down conversion rate allowed. Michigan has forced six total turnovers (56th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (ninth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +4, the 19th-best in college football.
Iowa ranks worst in total yards per game on offense (232.5), but at least it has been dominating on defense, ranking sixth-best in total yards allowed per contest (236.3). On offense, Iowa is bottom-25, generating just 17.0 points per game (11th-worst). Fortunately, it is excelling on defense, allowing just 5.8 points per contest (best). On offense, Iowa is a bottom-25 passing attack, putting up only 131.0 passing yards per game (eighth-worst). Fortunately, it is excelling on the other side of the ball, giving up only 163.3 passing yards per contest (14th-best). Offensively, Iowa is a bottom-25 run offense, posting only 101.5 rushing yards per game (16th-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on the other side of the ball, giving up just 73.0 rushing yards per contest (sixth-best). Iowa ranks 10th-worst in third-down conversion rate (28.3%), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 50th in the FBS with a 33.8% third-down rate allowed. Iowa has accumulated seven forced turnovers (32nd in the FBS) and committed five turnovers (49th in the FBS) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks 41st in the FBS.
Michigan vs. Iowa Betting Analysis
Michigan Betting Insights
Michigan has covered the spread in a game two times this season (2-2-0). Michigan has an ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 10.5-point favorites. This season, Michigan games have yet to hit the over once. The Wolverines have been favored on the moneyline a total of three times this season, and they’ve won all of those games. The Wolverines have played three times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -418 or shorter, and claimed a victory in each game.
Hawkeyes Betting Insights
Iowa has covered the spread two times in four games with a set number. Games involving Iowa has hit the over once this year. The Hawkeyes have not played a game this season while listed as the underdog. The Hawkeyes have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +315 moneyline set for this game.
Michigan vs. Iowa Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||63.1||63.1|
|Implied Total AVG||50.0||50.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-0||3-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||38.4||39.8||34.0|
|Implied Total AVG||25.0||26.3||21.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-1||2-1||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
Players to Watch
- As part of the Wolverines’ defensive unit, Mike Sainristil has posted 15 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks in four games.
- As part of the Wolverines’ defensive unit, Junior Colson has registered 1.0 TFL and 30 tackles in four games.
- With seven tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks in four games, Mike Morris has been a significant part of the Wolverines’ defensive unit in 2022.
- A key part of the Wolverines’ defensive unit, R.J. Moten has one interception to go with 14 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in four games.
- As a playmaker on defense, the Hawkeyes’ Cooper DeJean has recorded 16 tackles and three interceptions in four games.
- In four games for the Hawkeyes, Lukas Van Ness has recorded seven tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks.
- Kaevon Merriweather has nine tackles and one interception in four games.
- The Hawkeyes’ Riley Moss has compiled 13 tackles in four games.
Michigan vs. Iowa Predictions and Pick
Michigan vs. Iowa betting card
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Our prediction to win this game is Michigan, and we expect that Iowa will cover the spread (Michigan -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 42 points.