Week 11 College Football Betting Lines: Michigan At Iowa

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,November 10, 2016 4:54, EST in

The second-ranked Michigan Wolverines will look to remain unbeaten when they visit an Iowa Hawkeyes team that is desperate to find the consistency they’ve been lacking all season long.

Now, let’s find out where the value lies in this Big Ten battle as well as the latest online college football odds.

A Closer Look At The Week 11 College Football Betting Lines: Wolverines At Hawkeyes

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Kinnick Stadium
TV: ABC
Live Stream: ABC Live Stream
NCAF Odds: Michigan -19.5

 

 

Michigan Wolverines

No. 2 Michigan (9-0 SU, 5-4 ATS) will look to remain unbeaten after pounding Maryland 59-3 last weekend. The Wolverines are averaging stellar 46.6 points per game behind blossoming quarterback Wilton Speight who is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,053 yards with15 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Receivers Amara Darboh and Jake Butt have combined for 1,162 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while running back De’Veon Smith has rushed for a team-high 564 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan Wolverines is limiting the opposition to a nation’s best 10.7 points per contest.

Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa (5-4 SU, 3-6 ATS) has lost two straight and got routed by streaking Penn State 41-14 last weekend. The Hawkeyes are averaging 28.1 points per game with quarterback C.J. Beathard completing 59.9 percent of his passes for 1,584 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Receivers Riley McCarron and George Kittle have combined for 667 receiving yards and five touchdowns while running back Akrum Wadley has rushed for a team-high 664 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is limiting the opposition to 21.3 points per contest.

 

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Expert Prediction and Pick

With the way Michigan is putting points on the board, combined with the awful football that Iowa is playing, I think a pick for the Wolverines to cover the high spread is the way to go.

The Wolverines may be just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win, but they’re also 5-0 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record.

Conversely, the Hawkeyes are just 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. Last but not least, the Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Hawkeyes.

Pick: Michigan -19.5 Points