Undefeated Iowa may have gotten the worst of it from the College Football Selection Committee this Tuesday. Iowa is ranked ninth. A lot of things are going to have to break their way for Iowa to get into the Top 4. First thing’s first. Iowa has to beat Indiana on the road this Saturday. The Hoosiers, as Ohio State will attest to, aren’t an easy out. The college football week 10 spread favors Iowa by 7-points to beat Indiana.
A Closer Look At How To Bet #10 Iowa Hawkeyes Vs Indiana Hoosiers College Football Week 10 Seven-Point Spread
What: No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes (8-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-4)
When: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Bloomington, IN
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Weather: 54° F | Partly Cloud
Spread: Iowa -7
Moneyline: Iowa -286 vs Indiana +210
Game Total: 60.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Iowa vs Indiana
Why Bet On #9 Iowa (-6.5) to Beat Indiana
Iowa’s defense will shut down Indiana’s offense.
Iowa has an excellent offense. The Hawkeyes go for 405 yards per game. They score 32.6 points per game. The balance on the offense is exceptional since Iowa passes for close to 204 yards and runs for 201 yards per matchup.
But Iowa’s real talent lies on the defensive side where the Hawkeyes have been awesome in 2015. Opponent’s average 287.6 yards and a paltry 15.2 points versus the Hawkeyes’ D. The Hawkeyes have allowed only two opponents to score 20 points or more against them in 7 games this season.
Indiana has a great offense, but if Iowa plays defense the way it usually does, the Hoosiers could be searching for points in this.
Why Bet On Indiana to Beat #9 Iowa (-6.5)
Indiana steps it up against tougher competition.
At times, Indiana can fall flat on its face. Losing 7 to 29 to a somewhat lackluster Penn State squad is an example of that. But, at other times, Indiana can step it up.
The Hoosiers were terrific in their 27 to 34 loss to Ohio State. Indiana kept coming back against the Buckeyes in a game where the Hoosiers had a chance to tie it on the very last play. Ohio State did end up winning that game, but it shows how Indiana can be effective, especially at home, against tougher competition.
Unfortunately for Indiana, Iowa is not Ohio State. The Hawkeyes have balance on offense. They won’t push unless they need to. Iowa’s defense is much better than Penn State’s. This has the makings of a blowout Hawkeyes win. My final score prediction is Iowa 35, Indiana 10.