Iowa at Northwestern College Football Picks & Parlay 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Ryan Field to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The Hawkeyes are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0.
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Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
09/30/17 RB James Butler Elbow out indefinitely
09/13/17 OL Ike Boettger Achilles out for season
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
10/15/17 WR Jalen Brown Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/15/17 DB Trae Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/18/17 DB Brian Bullock Leg out for season
09/18/17 DB Roderick Campbell Undisclosed out for season
09/03/17 CB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
08/31/17 DE Xavier Washington Suspension out indefinitely
08/23/17 DT Jake Saunders Undisclosed out for season
08/23/17 WR Solomon Vault Lower Body out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 69th in the country in points scored with 173. They have run 398 plays this year for 2,135 yards, which ranks them 81st in Division 1 in total offense. The Hawkeyes average 5.4 yards per play, which is 84th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this season, ranking them 101st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa has run for 832 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 227 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 32 times for 262 yards so far this year, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. Nathan Stanley has passed for 1,285 yards this year. He's completed 97 throws while attempting 168 passes for a completion percentage of 57.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 149.1. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Iowa is 24th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 112. They have given up a total of 2,341 yards on D, which is 61st in D-1. The Hawkeyes are 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 137 throws on 236 attempts against the Iowa Hawkeyes defense this season, ranking them 108th and 117th in the nation. The Iowa pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,456 yards in the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 194 attempts for 885 yards this season, putting them in 53rd place in the country against the run. The Hawkeyes have had 42 penalties for 379 yards on defense this year. That places them 79th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa is 82nd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 73 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 42nd in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 328 yards on special teams, which puts them 74th in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 22 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,536. The Iowa Hawkeyes have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 94th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Iowa Hawkeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,106 yards on 28 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 99th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats have run for 812 yards as a team, which ranks 100th in college football. They've run 221 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Northwestern Wildcats have been penalized on offense 35 times for 353 yards so far this season, which has them 86th in the country in penalties. They are 84th in the nation in points scored with 165. They have run 460 plays this season for 2,418 yards, which ranks them 49th in Division 1 in total offense. Northwestern averages 5.3 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this year, placing them 54th overall as an offensive unit. Clayton Thorson averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 137 passes on 227 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 119.4. He has thrown for 1,496 yards this season.
The Northwestern Wildcats rush defense has allowed 221 attempts for 760 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in D-1 against the run. Northwestern has committed 27 penalties for 242 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in college football. They are 55th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 153. They have surrendered a total of 2,258 yards on D, which is 54th in the country. The Wildcats are ranked 40th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 129 passes on 225 attempts against the Northwestern defense this season, placing them 92nd and 104th in Division 1. The Northwestern Wildcats pass defense has also given up a total of 1,498 yards through the air, which is 85th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Northwestern Wildcats have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 82nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Northwestern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,314 yards on 31 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average. Northwestern is ranked 115th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 9 punt return yards and average 1.8 yards per return, which is 124th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 307 yards on special teams, ranking 82nd in kick return yardage. The Northwestern Wildcats average 18 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,734.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +1 and under 48.5 total points
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