Star running back Toa Taua and the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-1) face the Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET, at Kinnick Stadium.
The Hawkeyes are expected to come out on top by at least two touchdowns (currently -23) versus the Wolf Pack. The over/under for this game is 39 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for Iowa vs. Nevada
- Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BTN
- Location: Iowa City, Iowa
- Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
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Iowa Betting Insights
- Iowa compiled a 7-6-1 record against the spread last season.
- Iowa did not cover the spread last season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 23-point favorites.
- Iowa and its opponent combined to go over the point total in six of 14 contests last season.
Iowa Stats & Insights
- Iowa put up 23.4 points per game last year, 3.1 fewer than Nevada gave up per contest (26.5).
- When Iowa put up over 26.5 points last year, it went 6-1 against the spread and 7-0 overall.
- When Nevada limited opponents to fewer than 23.4 points last year, it had a 6-0 record against the spread and a 5-1 record overall.
- Iowa collected 103.0 fewer yards per game (303.7) than Nevada gave up per matchup (406.7) last season.
- Iowa was 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when the team totaled over 406.7 yards last year.
- When Nevada kept its opponents to fewer than 303.7 yards last season, it had a 2-0 record ATS and a 2-0 record overall.
- Last year Iowa piled up 123.6 rushing yards per game, 62.6 fewer than Nevada allowed per contest (186.2).
- When Nevada limited its opponents to fewer than 123.6 yards on the ground last season, it was 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
- Last year Iowa had 19 turnovers, eight fewer than Nevada had takeaways (27).
Iowa’s Best Players
- Last season Spencer Petras recorded 1,880 passing yards (134.3 per game), a 57.3% completion percentage, 10 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
- Last year Tyler Goodson took 256 carries for 1,151 yards (82.2 per game) and scored six touchdowns. When it comes to receiving, he also caught 31 passes for 247 yards (17.6 per game) and collected one TD.
- Gavin Williams ran for 305 yards on 65 carries (21.8 yards per game) last year.
- Sam LaPorta hauled in 53 catches for 670 yards (47.9 per game) while being targeted 84 times. He also scored three touchdowns.
- Keagan Johnson also impressed receiving last year. He had 18 receptions for 352 yards and two touchdowns. He was targeted 56 times.
- Nico Ragaini hauled in 26 passes on 50 targets for 331 yards and one touchdown, compiling 23.6 receiving yards per game.
- Last season Lukas Van Ness stacked up 8.0 sacks, 9.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
- Jack Campbell went to work last year, collecting 102 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
- Dane Belton collected five interceptions while adding 35 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and five passes defended last year.
Nevada Betting Insights
- Nevada compiled an 8-4-0 ATS record last year.
- Nevada and its opponent combined to go over the point total eight out of 12 times last year.
Nevada Stats & Insights
- Nevada put up 35.7 points per game last season, 16.5 more than Iowa surrendered (19.2).
- Nevada was 8-3 against the spread and 8-3 overall last year when the team scored over 19.2 points.
- Iowa had a 7-5 record against the spread and a 10-2 record overall in games when it allowed fewer than 35.7 points last year.
- Nevada racked up 95.5 more yards per game (424.4) than Iowa gave up per contest (328.9) last year.
- Nevada was 8-4 against the spread and 8-4 overall when the team amassed over 328.9 yards last year.
- Iowa had a 7-4-1 record ATS and a 10-2 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 424.4 yards last season.
- Nevada rushed for 77.4 yards per game last year, 37.0 fewer than the 114.4 Iowa allowed per outing.
- Nevada had a 3-0 ATS record and a 3-0 overall record when the team rushed for more than 114.4 yards last season.
- Last season, Iowa was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall when holding opponents to less than 77.4 yards on the ground.
- Nevada turned the ball over 10 times last year, 20 fewer times than Iowa forced turnovers (30).
Nevada’s Best Players
- Carson Strong completed 70% of his passes to throw for 4,186 yards and 36 touchdowns last season.
- Taua racked up six rushing touchdowns on 56.3 yards per game last season. Taua was also efficient in the passing game, tallying 39 catches and one touchdown over the course of the year.
- Devonte Lee rushed for 331 yards and five touchdowns last season.
- Romeo Doubs averaged 85.3 receiving yards and collected 11 receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
- Cole Turner caught 62 passes last season on his way to 677 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns.
- Tory Horton averaged 54.9 receiving yards per game on 5.8 targets per game a season ago.
- Tristan Nichols proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 10.5 sacks, 9.0 TFL and 21 tackles.
- Daiyan Henley had a stellar defensive performance last season with 58 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and four interceptions.