Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Kinnick Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (+13.5)
Kinnick Stadium is the venue where Spencer Petras and the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) will play the Michigan Wolverines (2-4) on Saturday. Michigan opens this matchup as 13.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 53.5.
In their last outing, the Michigan Wolverines went up against the Penn State Nittany Lions and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-17. Hassan Haskins paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 59 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for this game. He racked up a total of 101 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.9 yards per run. Ronnie Bell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 40 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 10.0 yards per catch in this contest. Cade McNamara went 12/25 with 91 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Michigan Wolverines are averaging 28.3 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 131.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 97th in college football. The Wolverines have earned 2,288 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring, Michigan has amassed 9 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. The Wolverines are ranked 110th in the country regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 34.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 178.8 rushing yards per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have given up 1,073 rushing yards through 6 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Wolverines have given up 1,533 yards which puts them in 58th in college football. In their 6 games, they have conceded 255.5 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.1%. For the year, they have given up 434.3 yards per game which has them sitting 104th in college football.
For his career, McNamara has passed for a total of 425 yds with 5 TD's and 0 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the ball 5 different times totaling 7 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 134.1 with a TD percentage of 7.0%. He is throwing for 106.3 yards per game. Cade McNamara has connected on 43 of his attempted career 71 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%.
In their last contest, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the Wisconsin Badgers and earned the win by a score of 28-7. Spencer Petras went 14/25 with 211 yards via the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Tyler Goodson led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 80 yards and he added 1 TD in this contest. He scurried for 106 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 9.6 yards per carry. Ihmir Smith-Marsette was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 140 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 20.0 yards per reception for the game.
Regarding how much they score, the Hawkeyes are sitting 41st in the nation holding an average of 31.8 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Hawkeyes currently sit at 1,581 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 197.6 passing yards per game, which is ranked 95th in the nation. They maintain an average of 173.1 run yards per game and have run for 1,385 yards in total. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 370.8 yards/contest which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are giving up 16.0 points per game, which has them sitting 19th in Division 1. In total, they have allowed 128 total points. Iowa has allowed a total of 861 yards rushing (107.6 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns rushing this season. They have allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns through the air and 206.1 yards per outing, which has them ranked 48th in college football.
Petras has passed for 9 touchdowns while tossing 5 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 3.5% and his interception percentage is 2.0%. He has rushed for -3 yds on 33 attempts. He is averaging 144.9 yards per contest through the air with a 117.0 quarterback rating. In the 11 contests in his college career, Spencer Petras has completed 146 of 256 attempts for a total of 1,594 yds.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -13.5
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