Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Michigan State Spartans face the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Big Ten Championship game. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52.5.
Connor Cook finished his last game with 248 yards through the air for Michigan State. He completed 19 passes out of 26 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. Gerald Holmes led the Spartans in rushing with 64 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 12 rushing attempts for the game. Aaron Burbridge led the team in receiving. He had a total of 75 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Michigan State had 436 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 14 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 24 first downs on the game. The Spartans rushed for 188 yards by way of 38 carries.
C.J. Beathard finished his last game with 97 yards through the air for Iowa. He completed 9 passes out of 16 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. Jordan Canzeri led the Hawkeyes in rushing with 140 yards. He averaged 8 yards per carry on his 17 rushing attempts for the game. George Kittle led the team in receiving. He had a total of 35 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 18 yards per catch in the game. Iowa had 250 total yards on 44 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 3 passing, and 4 by way of penalty for a total of 11 first downs on the game. The Hawkeyes rushed for 153 yards by way of 28 carries.
Michigan State is averaging 33.4 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 17.3 passes per game on 30.6 attempts for a 56.7 percent completion percentage and average 239 yards in the passing department per game. The Spartans are averaging 160.4 rushing yards per game on 40.1 attempts per contest for an average of 4 yards per carry. They are also running 70.7 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 399.4 yards per contest. The Spartans manage 22 first downs per contest and they average a total of 40.6 penalty yards on 5.1 penalties.
Michigan State gives up 21.1 points per contest and an average of 231 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 18.9 completed passes on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.5. The Spartans allow 118.2 rushing yards per game on 32.5 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Michigan State gives up 349.2 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties per game that total 48.4 yards as a unit.
Iowa is putting 33.7 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 15.7 passes per game on 25.8 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage and average 200.6 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Hawkeyes rush for an average of 203.7 yards per contest on 42.2 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry for the season. They also run 67.9 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for an average of 404.3 yards in each contest. The Hawkeyes are gaining 21.1 first downs per contest and they average 49 penalty yards on 5.1 penalties per game.
Iowa surrenders 18.7 points per game and 221.7 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 19.8 completed passes per game on 36.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 54. The Hawkeyes allow 110 rushing yards per contest on 32.4 carries for a 3.4 average per rush. Iowa gives up 331.7 total yards per game including an average of 4.8 per play. They create an average of 2.1 turnovers per game and 5.9 penalties for 56.2 yards each game.
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 7-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/30/15 FB Trevon Pendleton Leg injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Iowa
10/19/15 OL Dennis Finley Fibula out for season
10/18/15 DB Jalen Watts-Jackson Hip out for season
10/17/15 DB R.J. Williamson Bicep out indefinitely
10/02/15 DE Montez Sweat Suspension out indefinitely
09/19/15 CB Vayante Copeland Neck out for season
09/07/15 DB Mark Meyers Suspension out indefinitely
08/13/15 LB Ed Davis Knee out for season
10/11/15 DL Drew Ott Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa
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