Northwestern at Iowa Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/28/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
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The struggling offense of the Northwestern Wildcats (3-4) will be facing the very good defense of the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2) on Saturday. The Hawkeyes were able to pull off a 17-10 overtime win over the Wildcats last season.
Two weeks ago, Northwestern lost their second game in a row when they were beaten 38-17 to Nebraska at home. They had 234 rushing yards in that game and their defense held Northwestern to just 290 total yards.
The Wildcats have had a tough time scoring this season, but their defense has done well to hold opponents to just 20.4 points per game. Their best offensive player has been running back Justin Jackson, who has rushed for 630 yards with four touchdowns so far this season. Quarterback Trevor Siemian has thrown for 1,496 yards with four touchdown passes and six interceptions.
Iowa had their three-game winning streak snapped in their last game when they were beaten 38-31 by Maryland on the road. They did outgain Maryland 433-418 in that game, but they also turned the ball over three times.
The Hawkeyes are only averaging 27 points per game, but their defense has only given up 21.9 points per game. Senior running back Mark Weisman only has 427 rushing yards this season, but he has also rushed for 10 touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Rudock has thrown for 1,325 yards this year with nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
Northwestern Wildcats are 2-5-0 Against the Spread
Northwestern Wildcats are 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/27/14 LB Brett Walsh Suspension out indefinitely
10/26/14 CB Keith Watkins II Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/26/14 WR Miles Shuler Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/24/14 DB Dwight White Kidney out for season
10/18/14 LB Collin Ellis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
08/27/14 DL Sean McEvilly Foot out for season
08/13/14 WR Christian Jones Knee out for season
10/26/14 OL Boone Myers Arm "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/26/14 WR Derrick Willies Muscle Pull "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/26/14 FB Macon Plewa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/26/14 LB Reggie Spearman Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Northwestern
08/27/14 DL Darian Cooper Knee out for season
08/18/14 FB Adam Cox ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa
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