Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (+10.5)
The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2) are welcoming the Michigan Wolverines (11-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday. Michigan is 10.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 43.5.
The Michigan Wolverines come into this game with a record of 11-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Wolverines faced off with the Ohio State Buckeyes and notched a win by a score of 42-27. Cade McNamara connected on 13/19 with 159 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 128.2 and finished the game with 1 interception. Hassan Haskins was the best rusher for the Wolverines with 28 totes for 169 yds (6.0 yards per attempt). The Michigan Wolverines ran the football 41 times and totaled 297 yards, which is an average of 7.2 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 61 plays which converted into 487 yards. Michigan relinquished 34 completions on 49 tries for a total of 394 yds, and a completion percentage of 69.4%. When it came to stopping the run, the Wolverines gave up 64 yds on 30 attempts, which is 2.1 yards per run allowed.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Michigan Wolverines are averaging 37.3 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 224.9 yards via the ground game which ranks them 10th in the nation. The Wolverines have earned 5,414 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Michigan has amassed 18 passing touchdowns and 35 touchdowns via the ground. Michigan has earned 269 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 60 penalties for 502 yards. They have turned the football over 10 different times.
The Wolverines rank 20th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 17.2 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 122.5 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,470 yards on the ground through 12 outings. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Wolverines are allowing 2,356 yards which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They have allowed 196.3 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 56.5%. Overall, they are surrendering 318.8 yards/contest which puts them 26th in the country. They have yielded 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 11 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Hawkeyes head into this game 10-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Hawkeyes took home the win by a final score of 28-21 when they faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Alex Padilla walked away from the game with 76 yards on 6/14 passing while his QB rating was 88.5. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.4. Tyler Goodson carried the football 23 times for 156 yards, finishing the contest with 6.8 yards per carry for Iowa. Iowa ran for 5.0 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 186 yds on 37 attempts. The Hawkeyes finished the contest with a total of 364 yards and they ran 64 plays (5.7 yards per play). The Hawkeyes pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 72.7%, surrendering 198 yards on 16 for 22 passing. Iowa gave up 43 running attempts for 129 yds (3.0 yds per rush).
The Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 299.3 yards per game, ranking them 123rd in D-1. The Iowa offense has 415 yards of penalties on 48 infractions, which ranks 127th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. During the season thus far, the Hawkeyes have thrown for a total of 2,135 passing yards as well as holding an average of 177.9 passing yards per game, ranking them 110th in the nation. In terms of how much they score, the Hawkeyes are 87th in D-1 with 25.7 points per game.
The Hawkeyes are conceding 17.3 points per game, which has them 21st in Division 1. Iowa has allowed a total of 1,270 yards on the ground (105.8 yards per contest) and 10 touchdowns via the rush on the season. In total, they have allowed 208 total points. They have conceded 13 touchdowns through the air and 210.0 yards/contest, ranking them 50th in the country. The Hawkeyes defense has been on the field for 839 plays, which ranks them 100th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines -10.5
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