Michigan vs Iowa Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Kinnick Stadium — Iowa City, Iowa, UT
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes Big Ten battle between the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines and Iowa Hawkeyes with an early kickoff Saturday.
This is a rematch of last seasons Big Ten Championship game when Michigan trounced Iowa 42-3. Michigan is undefeated after holding off Maryland last week 34-27 while Iowa also won their Big Ten opener with a road win at Rutgers, 27-10.
Michigan vs Iowa Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MICH: (-420) | IOWA: (+320)
Spread: MICH: -10.5 (-105) | IOWA: +10.5 (-115)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Michigan opened a -9 point favorite Sunday in Las Vegas, and the spread has been bet up to -10.5 with the favored Wolverines moneyline -420. The total has nudged up to 42.5.
Michigan vs Iowa Prediction & Pick
Michigan has been surging on both sides of the ball, and QB J.J. McCarthy has taken the lead role at quarterback for the highest-scoring power conference team in the country (50.0 points per game). Both teams defenses are strong with Michigan No. 4 in the country vs FBS opponents allowing 245 yards per game (YPG) and Iowa 275. But the Iowa offense is averaging just 255 yards per game vs three FBS opponents compared to Michigan's 489, and only one other Power 5 team has averaged less YPG vs FBS opponents.
Michigan RB Blake Corum is among the leading rushers in the country with 478 yards. He tops all Big Ten running backs averaging a robust 7.5 yards per rush, and his 9 rushing touchdowns leads NCAA football.
Iowa's win last week included a defensive touchdown, so the offense continues to struggle except in their game against a weak Nevada team and defense when they scored just 1 TD in three quarters on their way to a 27-0 win. The Hawkeyes scored just 7 points in their opening 2 games including against FCS South Dakota State when they gained just 116 yards including 57 rushing on 36 carries. In the following week's loss to Iowa State 7-3, the Hawkeyes managed just 150 yards offense including 58 rushing on 25 carries. How is QB Spencer Petras and the Iowa offense going to move the ball on Michigan's top-tier defense?
Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 31 | Iowa: 10
Michigan vs Iowa Betting Trends
- Michigan is 9-1 straight up (SU) in their last 10 games.
- Michigan is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games vs. Iowa.
- Michigan is 1-5 SU in their last six games on the road at Iowa
- Iowa is 11-2 SU in their last 13 home games.
- The total has gone Under in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games.
Michigan vs Iowa Tech Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Iowa is 11-2 SU at home in their last 13 games, but did lost to Purdue last season 24-7 as an 11-point favorite. Michigan is at another level, and the Wolverines offense has by far the most balanced and strength that the Hawkeyes have faced. Iowa will need to create turnovers to hang tough, but the Wolverines are just too tough and strong on offense and defense and have the Big Ten's top kicker in senior Jake Moody - an honorable mention All American last season.