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Indiana vs Iowa Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 1
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Indiana vs Iowa Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 1

by Ryan BurksSeptember 2, 2021
  • Indiana will keep the momentum that began a season ago
  • For our Indiana vs Iowa Prediction, defense will dominate this matchup.
  • Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will be the difference-maker.

The Iowa Hawkeyes host the Indiana Hoosiers for a key Big Ten Conference battle in Week 1 of the regular season. For this Indiana vs Iowa Prediction and match-up, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are the clear favorites to win this conference, both Indiana and Iowa are strong contenders.

Indiana enters the season ranked 17th in the country, and Iowa is right behind them at 18th. The Big Ten Conference is once again expected to be one of the best in the land, and this is a great way to kick things off.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Indiana +3.0 Iowa -3.0
  • MoneyLine: Indiana +145 Iowa -170
  • Total: 45

*All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Indiana vs Iowa Prediction: Spread

With both teams right next to each other in the preseason AP Poll, it is clear that there is not much separation between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Iowa Hawkeyes. You won’t see many spreads as small as three points all weekend long, but a conference battle plays a role in that.

Hosting this game at Kinnick Stadium has played a role in making the Hawkeyes a slight three-point favorite. Big Ten Conference games tend to go back and forth, and that will take place on Saturday as well.

Indiana has the more talented roster, and simply playing on the road should not be enough to make them an underdog. Take the points that are being given to Indiana as they are the better team in this matchup.

Free Prediction: Indiana +3.0

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For this Indiana vs Iowa Prediction and match-up, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are the clear favorites to win this conference, both Indiana and Iowa are strong contenders.

Indiana vs Iowa Prediction: MoneyLine

Iowa can’t afford to lose a home game if it wants to reach the Big Ten Championship Game, but hosting Indiana Week 1 is not an easy task. The Hawkeyes are going to feature a terrific defense, but they have some serious questions on offense.

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is one of the best players in the Big Ten Conference, and that offense can score points in a hurry. The Hoosiers have some athletes on the defensive side of the ball as well, and they are going to get a key stop to secure the win.

Free Prediction: Indiana +145

Indiana vs Iowa Prediction: Total

The Big Ten Conference is known as a great defensive league, and these two teams should be two of the best. Playing at Iowa has been a nightmare for opposing offenses, and even Indiana won’t be able to find a ton of success.

Iowa wants to win games with its defense, and they don’t have an offense that is going to do a ton of scoring. That is going to play a big role in helping this betting total go under the 45 total points.

Free Prediction: Under 45

 

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