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Iowa vs Iowa State Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 2

Iowa vs Iowa State Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 2

by Rebecca CrilleySeptember 8, 2021
  • Iowa State will move up in the AP coaches poll
  • Iowa State will be the victors of the Cy-Hawk trophy
  • Iowa’s defense will improve but not be enough to stop Iowa State

It’s an in-state rivalry this week in the battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy. Number 9 Iowa State looks vs number 10 Iowa both are in the hunt to climb the AP poll this season to make a playoff spot. They could not meet up last season due to the teams playing conference only games. So the anticipation of this rivalry game is even more exciting.

Iowa and Iowa State have a history of playing against each other with Iowa winning 12 of the last 17. But, this season Iowa State is looking to make a serious run this season for a playoff spot and a win against Iowa is key.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Iowa: +4.5 (-112) Iowa State -4.5 (-108)
  • MoneyLine: Iowa: (+106) Iowa State: (-200)
  • Total: 44.5 Over: (-117) Under: (-113)

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Iowa vs Iowa State Prediction: Spread

This is an in-state rivalry game this week for Iowa State as they take on Iowa for the Cy-Hawk trophy. Due to the NCAA changing the rules to conference only play these two teams could not meet last year. Iowa State’s quarterback Brock Purdy will look to his top running back Breece Hall to make major plays in this upcoming game.

Breece Hall had an impressive sophomore season in 2020. He was named the Big 12 offensive player of the year. He ran for over 100 yards in eight games last season alone. Hall had a total of 1,572 yards including 21 rush touchdowns and 23 catches for more than 180 yards. Iowa State’s offense had a shaky start last game but look for them to cover the spread.

  • Free Prediction: Iowa State -4.5

Iowa vs Iowa State Prediction: MoneyLine

Iowa State is looking to use home crowd advantage into play this Saturday against Iowa. The crowd didn’t have the chance to see these two teams last season so the excitement will for sure be there making the stadium atmosphere that much better.

Iowa State is looking to break Iowa’s streak and take home the trophy on their turf. A win for Iowa State could mean a chance at increasing their ranking and they look to do that this season with wins. Their offense will look to outscore and outplay Iowa and prove that they have what it takes to make a decent run for the college playoffs.

  • Free Prediction: Iowa State’s First Half MoneyLine

Iowa vs Iowa State Prediction: Total

In the last 5 of 6 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference Iowa State has been under the total. The total has gone under in Iowa’s last 12 of 16 games when playing in September. In this matchup, the defenses will come into play as they both did in each week one game.

With college football only allowing four teams to make the playoffs both teams are looking to make a push for a top spot. It will be a defensive game making the total under 44.5.

  • Free Prediction: Under 44.5
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