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    At Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-4) play the Northwestern Wildcats (1-6).

    The Wildcats are expected to lose by at least two scores (currently +11.5) versus the Hawkeyes (with an over/under of 37.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Iowa vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
    • Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
    Hawkeyes vs Wildcats Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Hawkeyes -11.5 -108 -113 37.5 -110 -110 -441 +330

    Iowa Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Northwestern is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 11.5 points or more this season.
    • Northwestern hase gone over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • Iowa has struggled offensively, ranking worst in the FBS (227.3 yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks seventh-best in the nation, allowing only 278.3 yards per game.
    • Iowa has the 10th-best defense this season in terms of points allowed (16.1 points allowed per game), but rank third-worst on the offensive side of the ball (14.0 points per game).
    • Iowa has the 12th-best pass defense this season (174.0 passing yards allowed per game), but ranks 10th-worst on offense (145.9 passing yards per game).
    • While Iowa ranks fifth-worst in the FBS in rushing offense with 81.4 rushing yards per game, it’s been a different situation on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best (104.3 rushing yards per game allowed).
    • Iowa has the 25th-best third-down defense this season (31.5% third-down percentage allowed), but ranks sixth-worst on offense (26.6% third-down conversion rate).
    • Iowa has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing 12 turnovers (43rd in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (89th in the FBS).

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Spencer Petras has thrown for 989 yards (141.3 ypg) to lead Iowa, completing 53.1% of his passes and collecting two touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has carried the ball 73 times for a team-high 267 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times as a runner.
    • Kaleb Johnson has been handed the ball 61 times this year and racked up 260 yards (37.1 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Sam LaPorta’s 333 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 60 times and has registered 36 receptions.
    • Luke Lachey has put up a 163-yard season so far with one touchdown, reeling in 10 passes on 15 targets.
    • Nico Ragaini has a total of 159 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 14 passes.
    • Joe Evans has racked up 3.0 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 2.0 TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Iowa’s tackle leader, Jack Campbell, has 45 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Cooper DeJean has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 30 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Northwestern is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 11.5-point underdogs.
    • In Northwestern’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Northwestern Stats & Insights

    • With 389.1 total yards per game on offense, Northwestern ranks 74th in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 96th, allowing 408.4 total yards per contest.
    • Northwestern has not been getting things done offensively, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with 18.6 points per game. It has been more effective on defense, allowing 28.1 points per contest (79th-ranked).
    • In terms of passing, Northwestern ranks 45th in the FBS (262.1 passing yards per game) and 57th on the other side of the ball (220.9 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Northwestern’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, surrendering 187.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 101st with 127.0 rushing yards per contest.
    • Northwestern’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, ceding a 44.1% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 83rd with a 44.1% third-down rate.
    • Northwestern has compiled 10 forced turnovers (67th in the FBS) and committed 18 turnovers (127th in the FBS) this season for a -8 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ryan Hilinski has thrown for 1,551 yards (221.6 yards per game) while completing 57.4% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Evan Hull has rushed 125 times for a team-high 547 yards (78.1 per game) with three touchdowns. He also leads the team through the air, as his 40 receptions this season are good for 436 yards, and he’s scored two touchdowns in the passing game.
    • Cam Porter has collected 197 yards (on 60 carries) with two touchdowns.
    • Malik Washington has hauled in 448 receiving yards on 40 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Donny Navarro has racked up 224 reciving yards (32.0 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Adetomiwa Adebawore has racked up 4.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 3.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Northwestern’s leading tackler, Bryce Gallagher, has 66 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Xander Mueller has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 47 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
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