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    The Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1) will host the Michigan State Spartans (2-2) on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET.

    The Hawkeyes are double-digit favorites (currently -11.5) in their matchup versus the Spartans, with the over/under at 36.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Hawkeyes are -457 and the Spartans are +346.)

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    Game Info for Iowa vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
    • Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa vs Michigan State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Iowa -11.5 -111 -109 36.5 -110 -110 -457 +346

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • Iowa has covered the spread twice in four games this season.
    • Iowa has a 1-1 record against the spread when favored by 11.5 points or more this season.
    • One of Iowa’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • Iowa has been a bottom-25 offense this year, ranking fourth-worst with 245.5 yards per game. The defensive side of the ball is ranked 36th in the FBS (313.8 yards allowed per game).
    • Iowa is putting up 21.3 points per game on offense this season (106th in the FBS), and is allowing 17 points per game (26th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Iowa has struggled in the passing game, ranking eighth-worst in the FBS (127 passing yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 24th-best on the other side of the ball, surrendering only 180 passing yards per game.
    • Offensively, Iowa ranks 105th in the FBS with 118.5 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 72nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (133.8).
    • Iowa ranks 11th-worst in third-down percentage (30.8%), but has played better on defense, ranking 52nd with a 36.6% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Iowa has the 22nd-worst turnover margin in college football at -4, forcing three turnovers (110th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (88th in the FBS).

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Cade McNamara has racked up 459 yards (114.8 ypg) on 43-of-85 passing with four touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has carried the ball 25 times for a team-high 173 yards on the ground.
    • Jaziun Patterson has racked up 104 yards on 21 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Luke Lachey’s team-high 131 yards as a receiver have come on 10 receptions (out of 17 targets).
    • Erick All has put together a 116-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 10 passes on 15 targets.
    • Seth Anderson has a total of 68 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing four throws and scoring one touchdown.
    • Deontae Craig paces the team with one sack, and also has two TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Iowa’s top-tackler, Jay Higgins, has 41 tackles this year.
    • Xavier Nwankpa has a team-high one interception to go along with 10 tackles and one pass defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Michigan State is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 11.5-point underdogs.
    • Michigan State has gone over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Michigan State ranks 81st in the FBS (377 total yards per game) and 76th on the other side of the ball (371.8 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Michigan State is compiling 23 points per contest on offense this season (93rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 23.3 points per game (64th-ranked) on defense.
    • Michigan State is posting 266 passing yards per contest on offense this season (44th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 243.3 passing yards per game (92nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Michigan State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 111 rushing yards per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 63rd with 128.5 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Michigan State’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks fifth-best in the FBS with a 24.5% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is compiling a 41.2% third-down rate, which ranks 65th.
    • Michigan State owns a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, 22nd-worst at -4.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has thrown for 897 yards on 56.4% passing while collecting six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Nathan Carter has run for 369 yards on 73 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Jalen Berger has run for 31 yards across 10 carries, scoring one touchdown.
    • Jaron Glover paces his squad with 203 receiving yards on nine receptions.
    • Christian Fitzpatrick has caught seven passes and compiled 166 receiving yards (41.5 per game).
    • Tre Mosley’s 23 targets have resulted in 13 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown.
    • Aaron Brule has two sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Michigan State’s top-tackler, Dillon Tatum, has 27 tackles this year.
    • Angelo Grose leads the team with one interception, while also recording 21 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended.

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