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    At 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans (2-2) play at the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1).

    The Hawkeyes are double-digit favorites (currently -10.5) in their matchup versus the Spartans, with the over/under at 36.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Hawkeyes are -413 and the Spartans are +317.)

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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 -10.5 -110 -110 36.5 -110 -110 -413 +317

    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 10.5 points or more this season.
    • One of Iowa’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • While Iowa ranks 37th 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).
    • On offense, Iowa ranks 105th in the FBS with 21.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 27th in points allowed (313.8 points allowed per contest).
    • While Iowa ranks eighth-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 127 passing yards per game, it’s been a different situation with the defense, which ranks 24th-best (180 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Iowa ranks 105th in run offense (118.5 rushing yards per game) and 71st in run defense (133.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Iowa has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this year, ranking 11th-worst with a 30.8% third-down conversion rate. Defensively, the Hawkeyes rank 54th in the FBS (36.6% third-down percentage allowed).
    • Iowa has forced three total turnovers (110th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over seven times (82nd in the FBS) resulting in a turnover margin of -4, the 21st-worst in college football.

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Cade McNamara has thrown for 459 yards (114.8 ypg) to lead Iowa, completing 50.6% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has racked up 173 yards on 25 carries.
    • Jaziun Patterson has racked up 104 yards on 21 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Luke Lachey has hauled in 10 catches for 131 yards (32.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
    • Erick All has caught 10 passes for 116 yards (29 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Seth Anderson’s four receptions have turned into 68 yards and one touchdown.
    • Nick Jackson leads the team with one sack, and also has three TFL and 33 tackles.
    • Jay Higgins is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 41 tackles.
    • Xavier Nwankpa leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 10 tackles and one pass defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Michigan State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 10.5 points or more this season (0-1).
    • One of Michigan State’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Michigan State is compiling 377 total yards per game (81st-ranked). It ranks 76th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (371.8 total yards surrendered per game).
    • Michigan State ranks 94th in the FBS with 23 points per game on offense, and it ranks 63rd with 23.3 points given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Michigan State is accumulating 266 passing yards per game on offense this season (44th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 243.3 passing yards per game (93rd-ranked) on defense.
    • Michigan State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 111 rushing yards per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 63rd with 128.5 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 63rd in the FBS with a 41.2% third-down conversion rate, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks fifth-best by giving up a 24.5% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has forced four turnovers this season and have turned it over eight times, leading to a -4 turnover margin that is 21st-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has thrown for 897 yards on 56.4% passing while recording six touchdown passes with 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 paydirt four times on the ground, as well.
    • Jalen Berger has collected 31 yards (on 10 carries) with one touchdown.
    • Jaron Glover has hauled in 203 receiving yards on nine receptions to pace his team so far this season.
    • Christian Fitzpatrick has seven receptions (on 11 targets) for a total of 166 yards (41.5 yards per game) this year.
    • Tre Mosley has racked up 157 reciving yards (39.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Aaron Brule paces the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Michigan State’s tackle leader, Dillon Tatum, has 27 tackles this year.
    • Cal Haladay leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 24 tackles, three TFL, and one pass defended.
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