Iowa vs Stanford Rose Bowl Free Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/9/2015
Friday, January 1st, 2016
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The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, January 1st, 2016 in the Rose Bowl. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 56.5.
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Iowa was led in passing last game by C.J. Beathard, who finished with 216 yards through the air. He went 18 for 26 on the game, good for a 69% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led in rushing by Derrick Mitchell Jr., who finished with 24 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Tevaun Smith led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 110 yards. He had an average of 22 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Iowa totaled 268 yards by way of 51 plays. They rushed the ball 24 times for a total of 52 yards on the game and the Hawkeyes totaled 13 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 6 passing and 2 by penalty.
Stanford was led in passing last game by Kevin Hogan, who finished with 144 yards through the air. He went 9 for 12 on the game, good for a 75% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led in rushing by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 207 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Christian McCaffrey led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 105 yards. He had an average of 26 yards per reception in the contest. Stanford totaled 417 yards by way of 64 plays. They rushed the ball 51 times for a total of 262 yards on the game and the Cardinal totaled 20 first downs by getting 13 rushing, 6 passing and 1 by penalty.
Iowa is scoring 32.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 15.8 passes on 25.8 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 201.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Hawkeyes carry the ball for an average of 192 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season. They run 66.6 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 393.8 total yards each outing. The Hawkeyes get 20.5 first downs per game and they average 48.7 penalty yards via 5.1 penalties each contest.
Iowa gives up an average of 219.3 passing yards and 18.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 19.5 completions per game on 36.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.6. The Hawkeyes give up 114.9 rushing yards per contest on 33.5 carries for a 3.4 average per carry. Iowa allows 334.2 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 58 yards per game.
Stanford averages 37.2 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 15.5 passes per game on 22.8 attempts for a 67.7 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 210.9 yards through the air per game thus far. The Cardinal carry the ball for an average of 225 yards per game on 44.3 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. They run 67.2 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 435.9 total yards per game. The Cardinal are averaging 22.5 first downs per outing and accumulate 44.5 penalty yards via 5.2 penalties each game.
Stanford gives up 228.2 passing yards per outing and 23.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19.2 completions on 33.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.8. The Cardinal give up 146.3 rushing yards per game on 31.9 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Stanford allows 374.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 7-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 7-5-1 this season
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 7-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 9-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/15 RB Jordan Canzeri Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Stanford
10/11/15 DL Drew Ott Knee out for season
12/06/15 DB Ronnie Harris Ankle "?" Friday vs. Iowa
11/26/15 FB Daniel Marx Leg out for season
09/09/15 DL Harrison Phillips Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford
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