Minnesota vs Iowa Prediction - College Football Picks 10/21/23
Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Kinnick Stadium)
Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -3.5 -- Over/Under: 31 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Kinnick Stadium.
Minnesota Has Been Disappointing
Minnesota sits with a 3-3 record overall and there has to be some concern if they can even get enough wins to make a bowl game. In the last game against Michigan, Minnesota only scored 10 points while the defense gave up 52 points. Athan Kaliakmanis was supposed to be the answer at quarterback, but so far he hasn’t been that. He completed only 5 of his 15 passes for 52 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Minnesota is averaging 21.7 points while their defense is giving up 26.7 points per game. The Gophers need to find a way to get the offense going in this game.
Minnesota Betting Trends
- Minnesota has won five of its last six matches as an underdog when playing with a rest advantage.
- Minnesota has failed to cover the spread in each of its last four games against AP-ranked teams.
- Six of Minnesota's last seven October games against AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.
Iowa Continues to Win Their Way
Iowa sits with a 6-1 record overall and they continue to win games their way. In the last game against Wisconsin the defense gave up only six points and even though the offense only scored 15 points, it was still a comfortable victory. Iowa is averaging 20.9 points while their defense is giving up 14.9 points per game. This is a run first offense and in the last game Deacon Hill only threw for 37 yards. In this game, they need to try and find a little more success through the air.
Iowa Betting Trends
- Iowa has won each of its last seven games against non-AP-ranked teams.
- Iowa has failed to cover the spread in each of its last five matches at Kinnick Stadium when playing with a rest disadvantage.
- Iowa has won the first half in four of its last five games against conference opponents at Kinnick Stadium.
- Ten of Iowa's last 12 October games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
Shane’s Free Pick
The last game for Iowa only had 21 points scored in it, and I expect this game to be even lower. Hill isn’t the answer under center for Iowa and he’s going to really struggle here. The Iowa defense however is going to be good, and Minnesota is going to struggle to even kick a field goal here. Both offenses are going to really struggle here, and this game is going to stay under the total.