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Iowa Faces Michigan in Big Ten Championship Game Betting

2021 Big Ten Championship Game Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Information

On the whole, the Iowa Hawkeyes had another successful season.  Iowa reached the height of being ranked 2nd in the nation after a 23-20 home win over Penn State.  That success was built on a rock-ribbed defense that covered for a cumbersome plodding offense.  Following the College football betting win over Penn State, Iowa was exposed for being half a team in a 24-7 home loss to Purdue.  At that point, any chance for a College Football Playoff berth was nuked.  For several years Iowa has lacked a credible offense.  However, their defense is nasty good.

2021 Big Ten Championship Game

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Information

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV Coverage: FOX

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Odds

Iowa +10½ ( -110 ) 43½ ( -110 ) +325
Michigan -10½ ( -110 ) 43½ ( -110 ) -400
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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines CashBet Odds Analysis

Bargain hunters will like Iowa and all of those Bitcoin sportsbook points.  By contrast, the masses will go with Michigan.  Of course, the Wolverines are a top brand.  And their win over Ohio State was epic.

Hawkeyes Soar with Defense and Fundamentals

Last week, Iowa beat Nebraska 28-21 as a 2-point home favorite.  The Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers game went over the Betting on college football total of 41.5.  As a result, Iowa has a record of 10-2 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under.  Overall, Iowa ranks 123rd for total offense and 87th for scoring offense.  While defensively, the Hawkeyes rank 13th overall and 10th for points allowed.  Due to Wisconsin’s flop at Minnesota, the Hawkeyes backed into Saturday’s championship game.

Spencer Petras ran for a 2-yard touchdown with 2:58 left to give the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes their first lead.  Accordingly, Iowa came back from a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to beat Nebraska 28-21 on Friday.  The Hawkeyes won their seventh game, decided by 10 points or less.

As a result, Iowa won the border battle for the seventh straight year, along with the Heroes Trophy.  But not before Jermari Harris intercepted Logan Smothers’ pass at the Iowa 2 with 43 seconds to play.

Namely, Tyler Goodson ran for 156 yards on 23 carries to become Iowa’s first 1,000-yard rusher since Akrum Wadley in 2017.

Early in his Iowa career from 2002 through 2004, coach Kirk Ferentz led the Hawkeyes to three consecutive top-8 in the nation’s final rankings.  But in those years and a couple that followed his program had a criminal element that the Iowa administration found distasteful.  Ferentz began to dial back on recruiting and focus on “safer” choices.  And Iowa has been a good but not great program ever since.

Michigan Plays Like Men in Powerful Win over Ohio State

Last week Michigan routed Ohio State 42-27 as a 6.5-point home dog.  The game went over the bet on NCAAF total of 63.5.  As a result, Michigan is 11-1 straight up, 10-2 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under.  Overall, Michigan ranks 20th for total offense and 13th for scoring offense.  Defensively, the Wolverines rank 14th overall and 8th for points allowed.

Hassan Haskins matched a school record with five rushing touchdowns.  And then Aidan Hutchinson had three sacks to break a single-season program mark.  Overall, Haskins had 169 yards rushing on 28 carries.  He scored a go-ahead touchdown late in the second half and four more after halftime to pad Michigan’s lead.

Further, Blake Corum returned from a two-plus game absence to run six times for 87 yards.  Thus, the Wolverines gained a total of 297 yards on the ground.  Correlate that Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara was 13 of 19 for 159 yards with an interception.

Ohio State had a school-record winning streak in the rivalry, taking 15 of 16.  But they were emasculated this time.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, we have two hard-nosed throwback teams.  Thus, taking the Betting on NCAAF points makes the most sense.

Iowa vs. Michigan CashBet Best Bet: 

Iowa Hawkeyes


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