Northwestern at Iowa - 10/29/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Iowa Hawkeyes (3-4) vs Northwestern Wildcats (1-6)

Game Info: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Kinnick Stadium)

Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -10.5 -- Over/Under: 35.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northwestern Wildcats and Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Saturday in a Big Ten college football showdown at Kinnick Stadium. When these two teams faced off last November it was Iowa that secured the 17-12 victory. 

Northwestern comes into this game with a 1-6 record and they have gone 3-4 against the spread. In the last game against Maryland, they were at least competitive, but they still ended up losing 31-24. Under center for Northwestern is Brendan Sullivan and he completed 18 of his 24 passes for 143 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Northwestern is averaging 18.6 points while their defense is giving up 28.1 points per game. In this game, the offense needs to find a way to get the job done. 

On the other side of this matchup is Iowa and they sit with a 3-4 record and they have gone 3-4 against the spread. In the last game against Ohio State, they were defeated 54-10. Seven of the ten points were scored by the defense. Iowa continues to start Spencer Petras and in the last game, he completed 6 of his 14 passes for 49 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Sam LaPorta was the top receiver catching six passes for 55 yards. Iowa is averaging 14 points while their defense is giving up 16.1 points per game. 

The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings played between Iowa and Northwestern. The favorite is 7-3-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings played between Iowa and Northwestern. The under is 4-0 in Iowa’s last four home games. Iowa is 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. 

This total has moved up, but I think the line is moving in the wrong direction. Iowa’s offense is terrible, and they are going to struggle in this game. I don’t see Iowa scoring more than 10 points, and that is going to be the difference as this game stays well under the posted total. Back the under. 

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

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