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    The Michigan State Spartans (2-2) are in action on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET at Kinnick Stadium versus the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1).

    The Hawkeyes are double-digit favorites (currently -12.5) in their game against the Spartans, with the over/under at 36.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Hawkeyes are -467 and the Spartans are +352.)

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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 -12.5 -110 -110 36.5 -110 -110 -467 +352

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • Iowa is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 12.5-point favorites this season, Iowa is 1-1 against the spread.
    • One of Iowa’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • While Iowa ranks 36th in total defense with 313.8 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been a little worse, ranking fourth-worst (245.5 yards per game).
    • Offensively, Iowa ranks 106th in the FBS with 21.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 26th in points allowed (313.8 points allowed per contest).
    • 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 defensively, allowing only 180 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, 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).
    • While Iowa’s third-down defense ranks 52nd with a 36.6% third-down conversion rate allowed per game, the offense has been less successful, ranking 11th-worst with a 30.8% third-down conversion rate.
    • 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 thrown for 459 yards (114.8 ypg) to lead Iowa, completing 50.6% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has 173 rushing yards on 25 carries.
    • Jaziun Patterson has carried the ball 21 times for 104 yards (26 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Luke Lachey’s leads his squad with 131 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 10 receptions (out of 17 targets).
    • Erick All has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 116 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Seth Anderson has been the target of 10 passes and racked up four catches for 68 yards, an average of 17 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Deontae Craig has one sack to lead the team, and also has two TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Jay Higgins, Iowa’s tackle leader, has 41 tackles this year.
    • Xavier Nwankpa leads the team with one interception, while also recording 10 tackles and one pass defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State is 2-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Michigan State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 12.5 points or more this year (0-1).
    • One of Michigan State’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • Michigan State is compiling 377 total yards per game on offense this season (81st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 371.8 total yards per game (76th-ranked).
    • With 23 points per game on offense, Michigan State ranks 93rd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 64th, giving up 23.3 points per game.
    • Michigan State is posting 266 passing yards per game 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 bottom-25 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 allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 65th in the FBS with a 41.2% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks fifth-best by giving up a 24.5% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -4 is 22nd-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim leads Michigan State with 897 yards on 66-of-117 passing with six touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Nathan Carter is his team’s leading rusher with 73 carries for 369 yards, or 92.3 per game. He’s found the end zone four times on the ground, as well.
    • Jalen Berger has run for 31 yards across 10 carries, scoring one touchdown.
    • Jaron Glover has registered nine catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 203 (50.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 17 times.
    • Christian Fitzpatrick has recorded 166 receiving yards (41.5 yards per game) on seven receptions.
    • Tre Mosley’s 23 targets have resulted in 13 catches 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 tackle leader, Dillon Tatum, has 27 tackles this year.
    • Angelo Grose leads the team with one interception, while also putting up 21 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
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