Iowa at Michigan 10/5/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date & Time: 10/5/2019, 4:00 PM UTC
Location: Michigan Stadium
Latest Odds: MICH -6.5 Total 47

Two top 20 ranked teams face off on Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan when the No. 14 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes visit the No. 20 ranked Michigan Wolverines. Iowa improved to 4-0 with a rout of Middle Tennessee State 48-3. Nate Stanley passed for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Toren Young rushed for 131 yards in the lopsided win by the Hawkeyes.

Michigan improved to 3-1 on the season following its 52-0 blowout of Rutgers. The Wolverines were led by quarterback Shea Patterson who accounted for three of their touchdowns during the first half and rushed for a fourth during the third quarter in the romp over the Scarlet Knights. Michigan improved to 1-1 in Big Ten play with the win. 

Nate Stanley leads Iowa with 965 yards passing and eight touchdowns. The leading rusher for the Hawkeyes is Mekhi Sargent with 299 yards and two touchdowns. The top receiver for Iowa is Ihmir Smith-Marsette with 254 yards and three touchdowns. Kristian Welch leads Iowa in tackles with 31.

Shea Patterson has thrown for 905 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. The leading rusher for the Wolverines is Zach Charbonnet with 218 yards and three touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Ronnie Bell with 263 yards. Nico Collins has 206 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Khaleke Hudson leads Michigan in tackles with 41. 

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Iowa is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 on the road against an opponent with a winning record at home
  • The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Hawkeyes last 9 on the road
  • Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 Big Ten games
  • The OVER has cashed in 10 of the Wolverines last 12 on fieldturf
Free NCAA Football Pick: OVER 47

While Michigan has turned its slow start around and will win at home, the play here is the OVER. The OVER has cashed in each of Michigan’s last 5 at home versus an opponent with a winning record on the road and in 35 of Michigan’s last 51 overall. Iowa has seen the OVER cashed in 8 of the last 9 played on the road. The Michigan offense behind Shea Patterson will move the ball easily against Iowa’s defense. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win, but our best play is OVER 38-17.


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