Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Michigan Wolverines take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 18.5 point favorites. This season the Wolverines are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-2-0. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
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Wilton Speight finished with 362 yards through the air for Michigan last week. He completed 19 passes out of 24 attempts for a 79% completion percentage. The Wolverines were led in rushing by De'Veon Smith, who finished with 114 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jehu Chesson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 112 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Michigan got a total of 31 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 660 yards for the game. The Wolverines ran for 273 yards on 39 attempts.
C.J. Beathard finished with 204 yards passing for Iowa last week. He went 18 for 26, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led on the ground by Akrum Wadley, who finished with 28 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jerminic Smith led the team in receiving with 85 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Iowa had 14 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 52 total plays for 234 yards for the contest. The Hawkeyes ran for 30 yards on 26 carries as a team.
Michigan scores 48 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.4 passes on 28.2 attempts for a 65.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 245.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 51st in college football. The Wolverines run for an average of 251.7 yards per game on 45.6 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the nation. They also run 73.8 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 497.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 20th overall this season. The Wolverines average 24.7 first downs per game which ranks them 21st in the country. They accumulate 45.4 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Michigan allows 138.9 passing yards per game, ranking 1st in D-1, and they allow 10.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 1st. They give up 10.8 completions on 24.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 44.1. The Wolverines allow 107.4 rushing yards per game on 34.6 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 9th in the country. Michigan allows 246.3 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 46 yards per game, ranking them 28th among D-1 teams.
Iowa averages 26.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 79th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.7 passes per game on 26.1 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They throw for 182.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 106th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 152.6 yards per game on 35.1 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 93rd on the ground. They also run 61.2 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 335.4 yards per game, ranking them 118th in the country on offense. The Hawkeyes get an average of 17.4 first downs per game, which ranks 118th in the nation. They average 43.7 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 111th in college football.
Iowa allows an average of 225.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 30.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 176.6 rushing yards per contest on 41.1 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 71st in the country. Iowa allows 402 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 62nd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 38.6 yards in each contest, ranking 4th in the nation.
Michigan Betting Trends
Michigan is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 WR Grant Perry Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/06/16 WR Jack Wangler Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/06/16 LB Jared Wangler Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/03/16 OL Grant Newsome Knee out for season
09/26/16 CB Jeremy Clark Knee out for season
09/26/16 RB Kareem Walker Academics out for season
09/28/16 DL Jake Hulett Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Matt VandeBerg Foot out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa +18.5
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