Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Kinnick Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State (+7)
Kinnick Stadium is the site where Spencer Petras and the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-2) will take on the Michigan State Spartans (1-1) on Saturday. Michigan State opens this matchup as 7-point dogs. The O/U is set at 48.5.
In their last outing, the Michigan State Spartans faced the Michigan Wolverines and ended up getting the win by a score of 27-24. Jordon Simmons paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 55 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per tote. Ricky White was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 196 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 24.5 yards per reception for the game. Rocky Lombardi went 17/32 with 323 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
In terms of scoring, the Michigan State Spartans hold an average of 27.0 points per outing. Offensively they maintain an average of 88.0 yards rushing ranking them 99th in the nation. The Spartans have racked up 818 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Michigan State has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 0 touchdowns on the ground. The Spartans sit in 76th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 31.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush on the ground and 129.0 rushing yards per contest so far this year. In total, they have given up 258 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Spartans have conceded 470 yards which has them ranked 30th in the country. In their 2 games played, they are allowing 235.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.2%. Overall, they are giving up 364.0 yards/outing which puts them 44th in D-1.
For his career, Rocky Lombardi has passed for 1,454 yards with 9 TD's and 7 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 54 different times totaling 142 rushing yards. His QB rating is 104.3 with a TD rate of 3.6% and an interception percentage of 2.8%. He is throwing for 111.8 yards per contest. Rocky Lombardi has completed 123 of his career 250 tosses for a completion percentage of 49.2%.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes took the field against the Northwestern Wildcats and went home in defeat by a score of 21-20. Tyler Goodson led the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 15 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He ran for 43 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 3.3 yards per run. Ihmir Smith-Marsette was the receiving yardage leader by earning 84 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 12.0 yards per reception in this contest. Spencer Petras went 26/50 with 216 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 3 picks on the day.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Hawkeyes currently sit at 481 passing yards in addition to an average of 240.5 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 48th in D-1. The Iowa Hawkeyes maintain an average of 376.5 yards per outing which is good for 71st in D-1. They are averaging 136.0 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 272 yards for the season. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Hawkeyes are sitting 88th in Division 1 averaging 20.0 points per game. The Hawkeyes are relinquishing 22.5 points per game, ranking them 40th in Division 1. In total, they have allowed 45 points in total. Iowa has given up a total of 247 yards rushing (123.5 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have given up 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 206.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 44th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +7
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