Iowa Hawkeyes vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (-11.5)
Spencer Petras and the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) are headed to Nissan Stadium on Wednesday, December 30 where they'll meet the Missouri Tigers (5-5) in the Music City Bowl. Iowa opens this contest as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 52.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes took the field against the Wisconsin Badgers and earned the win by a score of 28-7. Spencer Petras went 14/25 with 211 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Tyler Goodson led the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 80 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for 106 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 9.6 yards per carry. Ihmir Smith-Marsette led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 140 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch in this outing.
The Hawkeyes have attained 2,949 total yards for the year. Offensively they're averaging 171.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 60th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Iowa has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 18 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning scoring, the Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 31.8 points per game. In terms of passing yards, the Hawkeyes have allowed 1,649 yards which ranks them 61st in D-1. For the year, they have allowed 313.8 yards per contest putting them at 23rd in D-1. The Hawkeyes sit in 20th in D-1 regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 16.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt and 107.6 yards on the ground per contest on the season. In their 8 games played, they are conceding 206.1 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.8%. Overall, they have allowed 861 yards via the running game in 8 games.
Spencer Petras has connected on 146 of his attempted career 256 tosses for a completion percentage of 57.0%. He is throwing for 144.9 yards per outing. For his college career, Petras has thrown for 1,594 yds with 9 TD's and 5 picks. His quarterback rating is 117.0 with a TD percentage of 3.5% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 33 different times totaling -3 rushing yds.
In the last game they played, the Missouri Tigers faced the Mississippi State Bulldogs and took the loss by a score of 51-32. Connor Bazelak went 22/38 with 225 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He gave away 3 interceptions on the day. Larry Rountree III paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 18 yards and he notched 2 TD's for this outing. He ran for a total of 121 yards by way of 25 carries which meant he was running for 4.8 yards per tote. Keke Chism was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 64 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 10.7 yards per catch in this game.
When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Tigers are sitting 79th in the country maintaining an average of 26.7 points per game. For the year thus far, the Tigers have a total of 2,668 yards through the air along with an average of 266.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 32nd in the nation. They average 135.2 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,352 yards overall. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 402.0 yards/outing which has them sitting 60th in the nation. The Tigers are giving up 32.3 PPG, which puts them 97th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 323 total points. Missouri has allowed the opposition a total of 1,622 yards via the ground game (162.2 yards per game) and 19 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 21 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 245.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 93rd in D-1.
During the 13 games in his career, Connor Bazelak has completed 233 of his 345 attempts for 2,510 yards. He averages 193.1 passing yards per game with a 131.9 quarterback rating. Bazelak has thrown 7 TD's while tossing 6 picks in his career. He has run for 22 yds on 51 tries. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 2.0% and his interception percentage is 1.7%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -11.5 and under 52 total points
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