Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9-9-2023 NCAAF Week 2 Tips, Picks, and Odds

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9/9/2023 NCAAF Week 2 Tips, Picks, and Odds

Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (1-0)

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9/9/2023As college football fever builds, this weekend promises an exhilarating showdown between two undefeated in-state rivals: Iowa Hawkeyes (1-0) and Iowa State Cyclones (1-0). Scheduled to face-off on September 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET at Jack Trice Stadium and broadcast live by FOX, this matchup promises an engaging display of skill, strategy, and intense rivalry.


Hawkeyes have showcased their strengths both offensively and defensively during their inaugural game of their season, showing prowess on both fronts. Running back Kaleb Johnson made an immediate impactful statement with an impressive touchdown run after only amassing 63 rushing yards; tight end Luke Lachey provides reliable options to quarterback Cade McNamara while providing solid field position at tight end with 7 receptions totalling 73 yards; although neither have found the endzone just yet.


Iowa State Cyclones also opened up their season with a win, yet some questions still remained about them. Cartevious Norton showed great potential against Iowa defense with 49 rushing yards in his opening game, averaging 4.5 yards per carry, and showing his explosive capabilities by scoring a 36-yard touchdown. Tight end Benjamin Brahmer should also be mentioned here due to one reception turned into a 36-yard touchdown, demonstrating the explosive capabilities of his explosiveness and showing potential game-changer for Cyclones. For more insights, check out our free NCAAF picks.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Jack Trice Stadium
Stream: Sofascore

Cade McNamara QB vs. Rocco Becht QB

Iowa and Iowa State’s quarterbacks Cade McNamara and Rocco Becht are center pieces in this matchup’s drama. McNamara provided Iowa with 191 passing yards, 56.7% completion rate, and two touchdowns during their initial game together, providing more traditional play while still relied upon both air and ground games to score goals with 132.1 passer rating showing steady support from key players like Kaleb Johnson and Luke Lachey as vital resources to his cause.


Iowa State’s Rocco Becht made his presence felt by posting an impressive 76.9% completion rate and 200.7 passer rating in his debut game despite throwing for only 113 yards (93 total yards of offense). Becht’s higher yards per pass attempt (8.7) indicates his intent when throwing passes, suggesting substantial gains could come his way from each throw attempt. While Becht may not yet have faced equal competition yet, his statistics and efficiency make him an exciting quarterback battle that could decide the outcome of this high-stakes matchup!


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Iowa Hawkeyes -180, Total Odds: 36

Iowa stands as an overwhelming favorite with betting odds of -3.5 spread and moneyline of -180, total points are set at 36 and the over/under odds for either outcome have been established at -115/105 respectively.


Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends

Iowa’s impressive betting trends should not be discounted. They have posted five straight wins against Iowa State while going 6-1 ATS against them over that span and five road victories at five victories against them both (SU wins are counted as straight-up victories). Hawkeyes excelled on both fronts on their travels; having gone 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in those seven games while going unbeaten SU during that span versus Iowa State alone! They also excelled on their road play: going 5-1 both ATS and straight up victories during that span against them both opponents!


Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends

Iowa State’s betting trends, on the other hand, are less impressive: they have gone just 2-4 ATS over their last six games and posted just 2-8 in terms of scoring underdog. Their recent history against Iowa was equally dismal – an 0-5 home record against them since 2015.


Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9/9/2023 Betting Picks

After considering all available data and trends as well as key player analysis, Iowa Hawkeyes should be considered a safe bet in covering the -3.5 spread. Their proven SU and ATS track records against Iowa State make them a strong statistical pick.


Given both teams’ historical propensities to keep the score below 36 points, this game should be a low-scoring affair. A tight defense from Iowa may limit offensive bursts from Cyclones while efficient offensive play may provide just enough scoring action for an edge over 36-point total score. For more insights, check out our free sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Iowa Hawkeyes 24, Iowa State Cyclones 17


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