Iowa vs Penn State Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 6
- Strong defenses on each side will tell the story of the game
- The outcome will be decided in the final minutes
- Both offenses will struggle, but Iowa will score just enough to get the win
- Let the battle of elite defenses begin!
Neither of these teams are known for their top-tier offenses like Alabama or Ohio State, but their defenses have led them to undefeated seasons heading into Week 6. Both defensive units rank in the top five in points allowed and have come up with turnovers in clutch situations. Expect this to be a hard-nosed low scoring game.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: Iowa -1.5, Penn State +1.5
- MoneyLine: Iowa -125, +110
- Total: 41
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Iowa vs Penn State Prediction: Spread
This game is going to be competitive. Some sportsbooks have Iowa listed as 1.5 point favorite while others have them at 2.5.
We fully expect this matchup to come down to the wire as evidenced by the 1.5 spread. The home-field advantage should be enough to lead the Hawkeyes to the victory. However, expect the Nittany Lions to hang around and fight until the final whistle blows.
- Free Prediction: Iowa -1.5
Iowa vs Penn State Prediction: MoneyLine
As long as Iowa limits offensive turnovers they will win this game. If they can keep control of the ball and move the chains at a decent rate, they will have the opportunity to put some points on the board. If they can score at least one or two touchdowns with a field goal or two, their top five defense will take care of the rest.
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Penn State’s offense has labored through the first five weeks of the season. The rushing game has been subpar and they have just a 36% third-down conversion rate. With these factors in mind, the Nittany Lions’ defense would have to be near perfect to give them a shot of upsetting the odds and winning this game.
- Free Prediction: Iowa -135
Iowa vs Penn State Prediction: Total
As you know by now, these two defenses are elite. The original betting over/under on this game is 41, but we would not be surprised to see it end up even lower. Bet the under on the 41.
My prediction for the final score of this matchup is Iowa winning 20-17.
- Free Prediction: 37
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