Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1)
NCAA Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 7:30 pm ET (Kinnick Stadium)
MoneyLine: Penn State (-167), Iowa (+140)
Spread: Penn State -3.5 (100), Iowa +3.5 (-121)
Total: Over 40.5 (-150), Under 40.5 (+125)
Free NCAA Football Pick Iowa Hawkeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions
This week, the Nittany Lions head to Kinnick Stadium to take on fellow Big 10 team, the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Penn State is first in the Big 10 East with a record of 5-0. They are also 2-0 in their conference. The Nittany Lions are on a roll as they remain undefeated this season. They have beat teams such as the Idaho Vandals, the Buffalo Bulls, the Pittsburgh Panthers and more. Most of their wins have been blowouts, with their largest being 72 points. Last week’s game was business as usual, as they beat Purdue 35-7.
In this game, Sean Clifford completed 20 of his 29 passes, as he threw for 264 yards. He threw three touchdowns and had one interception. Noah Cain led the team in rushing with 105 yards, as the Nittany Lions ran for 201 yards. Penn State kept its impressive season going with the win over Purdue, but they will have more of a challenge with the Hawkeyes.
The Hawkeyes are looking to recover from last week’s loss against the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines beat the Hawkeyes 10-3.
Their loss against Michigan marks Iowa’s first loss of the season. They beat teams such as the Miami RedHawks, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
Nathan Stanley threw for 260 yards but completed only 23 of his 42 pass attempts. Stanley also threw three interceptions. Despite a rough game, Stanley is his way to throwing for more than 2,400 yards. This would mark his third season of doing so.
Stanley did not throw any touchdowns, but the offense as a whole did not play well. The Hawkeyes did not score in any quarters except for a field goal in the second. If the Hawkeyes want to win this game, they will need a much better performance.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Penn State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Iowa.
Penn State is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Iowa is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State.
Iowa is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big 10 conference.
Free NCAA Football Pick Penn State Nittany Lions vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Penn State has been impressive on both ends, as their defense leads the nation with five sacks per game. They are also in the top five in both scoring defense and rushing defense. They also average 192 rushing yards per game. If the Hawkeyes play like they did last week, Penn State has this game won. The Nittany Lions will not only keep their winning streak of the season alive but their streak over the Hawkeyes.
Pick: Penn State -3.5