Western Michigan Broncos vs Iowa Hawkeyes 9-16-23 Prediction

Western Michigan Broncos vs Iowa Hawkeyes 9/16/23 NCAAF Week 3 Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Western Michigan Broncos (1-1) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0)


Western Michigan Broncos vs Iowa Hawkeyes 9/16/23 – As Week 3 of the NCAAF season beckons, Western Michigan Broncos take on Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium at 3:30 PM ET on September 16th 2023 at 3:30. BTN will broadcast this matchup that promises exciting storylines between 1-1 Broncos and undefeated 2-0 Hawkeyes.


Western Michigan Broncos are led by Jalen Buckley, who has amassed 281 rushing yards in 38 attempts and Kenneth Womack who has received for 121 yards across 8 receptions – both players will play vital roles in breaking through Iowa’s defense.


Iowa Hawkeyes boast a strong running game led by Kaleb Johnson despite only averaging 2.7 yards per rush, while Luke Lachey has had an incredible impact in their passing game with over 100 receptions for 131 receiving yards over 10 receptions. Both will likely play pivotal roles against Broncos. If you’re looking for the free reliable NCAA football picks, consider their matchups carefully.


Western Michigan Broncos vs Iowa Hawkeyes Game Info


When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Kinnick Stadium
Stream: Sofascore


Jack Salopek QB vs Cade McNamara QB


Jack Salopek of Western Michigan Broncos has shown exceptional accuracy thus far this season with a 68.8% completion rate and 5.8 yards per pass attempt; this accomplishment was however marred by only 280 passing yards, relatively low 5.8 yards per attempt and a passer rating of 116.3. Under pressure Salopek has struggled mightily; having already thrown two interceptions and been sacked four times for 35 yards loss resulting from four separate sacks by Iowa defense players; thus his ability to protect the ball and make sound decisions will ultimately determine his team’s offensive effectiveness against them in this game.


Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara offers a mixed performance. While he has amassed more passing yards at 314, his completion rate of 55.8% is significantly lower and his passer rating almost equal to Salopek at 115.3. McNamara has shown some resilience by restricting interceptions to just one while still managing six yards per pass attempt and only suffering two sacks which resulted in 13 yards lost under pressure; yet one must wonder whether he can exploit Western Michigan defense and deliver more explosive plays to help secure Iowa victory?


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Iowa Hawkeyes Moneyline -8878, Total Odds: 42.5 under -115


Iowa Hawkeyes betting odds favor them with an enormous spread and moneyline of -28.5, and 42.5 total with the under favored at -115; these expectations suggest Iowa will likely dominate this matchup.


Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends


The Broncos have performed admirably against the spread in their last seven games, going 5-2 against it overall and 5-1 ATS against Big Ten opponents; however, total has gone UNDER in each of those eight contests, including all five road contests; September hasn’t been kind either with only an 1-4 mark in that department.


Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends


The Hawkeyes have posted an impressive 6-2 ATS record over their last eight games and 7-1 straight-up mark during that span, boasting 14-4 straight up records at home over their last 18 matches, including an outstanding 6-0 mark against Mid-American conference teams; their total has also gone UNDER in 9 of their 10 September matches played so far.


Western Michigan Broncos vs Iowa Hawkeyes 9/16/23 Betting Picks


Analyzing both teams, their key players, and betting trends from previous matches has revealed Iowa as the overwhelming favorite to prevail in this contest as evidenced by its significant point spread and moneyline odds. However, Iowa’s offensive prowess should generate enough points to cover its 28.5 point spread and make betting worthwhile on under 42.5 points. Given their solid defense that keeps opponents’ scores low enough to provide value in betting against Iowa. Since both teams tend to keep the total under, this could be an astute bet. Furthermore, looking into prop bets such as “first team to score” could add some spice and favor Iowa due to their superior offensive prowess.


Western Michigan offers those seeking higher risk and greater rewards an attractive moneyline option at +1832, though with much lower odds. Their 1-1 record and past performances indicate they should not be discounted as Big Ten powerhouse Iowa comes to town. But, for those preferring safer bets, Iowa on their moneyline at -8878 may provide the more secure solution as data suggests they should win but the game may end closer than expected, so taking Western Michigan to cover their 28.5 point spread could provide bettors a solid middle-ground option between Western Michigan and Iowa moneylines and Iowa moneylines at +1832 and taking Iowa on moneyline should provide safer option when facing off against Iowa on Saturday. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some VIP online sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Iowa 38, Western Michigan 7.



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