Nevada at Iowa - 9/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (2-1)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Kinnick Stadium)

Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -23.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nevada Wolf Pack will play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a non-conference game on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Nevada Wolf Pack are 2-1 this season after losing to Incarnate Word by a score of 55-41 last week. The Nevada defense gave up 616 yards in this game and allowed 46 points in the last three quarters. The Nevada offense is averaging 34 points per game with 174.7 passing yards per game and 163 rushing yards per game. Nevada is trying to figure out their quarterback situation, but Nate Cox has thrown for 372 yards and two touchdowns for the Wolf Pack. Toa Taua has rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns, while Jamaal Bell has caught 14 passes for 97 yards for Nevada this season. The Nevada defense is giving up 27 points per game and 400.3 yards per game.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-1 this season after they lost to Iowa State by a score of 10-7 in Week 2. Iowa really struggled on offense and only gained 150 yards in the game. The Iowa offense is averaging 7 points per game with 100.5 passing yards per game and 57.5 rushing yards per game. Spencer Petras has thrown for 201 yards and two interceptions for the Hawkeyes this season. Leshon Williams has rushed for 106 yards and one score, while Arland Bruce IV has caught six passes for 77 yards for Iowa. The Iowa defense is giving up 6.5 points per game with 216.5 yards per game.

Nevada is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Big Ten. The over is 5-1 in Nevada’s last 6 games. Iowa is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 6-0 in Iowa’s last 6 non-conference games.

Iowa has really struggled on offense this season, but will be facing a very bad Nevada defense. The Iowa defense has been very good this season and will give Nevada a lot of trouble. I like Iowa to get back on the right track here against a poor defense and expect their offense to score 30+ points. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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