Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9-9-23 NCAAF Prediction, Analysis, and Odds

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9/9/23 – The college football landscape is buzzing with excitement as we inch closer to a classic matchup between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones. Both teams are starting off with a 1-0 record and are ready to clash at the Jack Trice Stadium. Starting quarterbacks Cade McNamara for the Hawkeyes and Rocco Becht for the Cyclones will command their offenses in a game that’s expected to have serious implications for both programs. If you’re searching for the best Canadian NCAAF picks, then this is a contest you don’t want to miss.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Location: Jack Trice Stadium


Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones 9/9/23 Betting Odds

Iowa -190-4 (-105)36 over (-110)
Iowa State +165+4 (-115)36 under (-110)

Iowa Hawkeyes Analysis

The Hawkeyes’ offense, led by quarterback Cade McNamara, is a mixed bag of experiences. McNamara brings to the table a 56.7% completion rate, decent but not extraordinary. His performance suggests that while he is adept at making key throws, his overall consistency is yet to reach peak levels. His 191 passing yards and two touchdowns give a solid but unspectacular impression. McNamara has, however, shown flashes of excellent deep-ball accuracy. This was particularly evident in his longest pass, which covered a distance of 36 yards. As McNamara grows more comfortable in the pocket, we can expect to see more long-yard completions. It’s also worth noting that McNamara has yet to throw an interception this season, which bodes well for his decision-making skills.

Running back Kaleb Johnson complements McNamara’s air game with a ground attack that has been reasonably effective but has room for improvement. With 19 rushing attempts, Johnson is evidently a workhorse for the team, but his 3.3 yards per rush indicate that there’s a need for better blocking upfront or more elusive running from Johnson himself.

Wide Receiver Seth Anderson adds another layer to the Hawkeyes’ offense. Though Anderson’s sample size is small with only two receptions, his staggering 20.5 yards per catch average indicates he can be a game-changer with increased targets.

Iowa State Cyclones Analysis

Rocco Becht, the man under center for the Cyclones, has a smaller sample size but a more eye-catching set of stats. With only 13 passing attempts, Becht has managed a completion rate of 76.9%. While this is likely to regress to the mean over a larger sample size, it’s a promising start. His passer rating of 200.7 further emphasizes his ability to efficiently manage the game.

Running back Cartevious Norton provides a somewhat balanced offensive approach for the Cyclones. Averaging 4.5 yards per carry on 11 attempts, Norton has been able to find holes and exploit them, albeit without the fireworks of a touchdown thus far.

Wide Receiver Jayden Higgins has been a less significant factor in the offense, but the Cyclones could look to change that. His 15 yards per reception suggest potential, and as the season progresses, his role might become more prominent.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones Against the Spread

Here are some tips for the bettors:

Moneyline: Iowa 

Given Iowa’s strong SU record, especially against Iowa State, the safer bet seems to be on Iowa at -190.

Spread: Iowa 

Iowa has consistently beaten the spread and dominated this matchup. At -4, they look poised to cover again.

Total: 36 under (-110)

Considering the strong UNDER trends for both teams and the relatively low total of 36, betting the UNDER seems like the wise move.

Prediction: 14-20 Iowa Hawkeyes win

The Iowa vs Iowa State matchup promises to be a thrilling affair for both fans and bettors alike. With each team boasting their strengths and weaknesses, the game is ripe for multiple betting opportunities. For those interested in live betting, keep a close eye on how the quarterbacks perform in the first quarter, as their efficiency could dramatically impact the game’s outcome. Always remember to check the latest odds and trends as we approach kickoff. Happy betting!