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    Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois is the setting for the Iowa Hawkeyes’ (6-2) matchup against the Northwestern Wildcats (4-4) on November 4, 2023, starting at 3:30 PM ET, airing on Peacock.

    The Hawkeyes are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5), against the Wildcats. The over/under for this game is 31 points.

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    Game Info for Iowa vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Peacock
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Iowa vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Iowa -5 -110 -110 31 -109 -111 -205 +170

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • Iowa has posted a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Iowa has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was favored by 5 points or more this season.
    • Iowa has gone over in two of eight games with a set total (25%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • Iowa has struggled on offense, ranking worst in the FBS (232.4 yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 20th-best in the nation, allowing only 313.8 yards per game.
    • Iowa has struggled offensively, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS (19.5 points per game) this season. The defense, however, ranks sixth-best, allowing just 14.5 points per game.
    • While Iowa ranks third-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 116.5 passing yards per game, it’s been a different situation with the defense, which ranks 21st-best (189.3 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Iowa has been a bottom-25 run offense this year, ranking 24th-worst with 115.9 rushing yards per game. Defensively, the Hawkeyes are ranked 42nd in the FBS (124.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Iowa owns the 17th-best third-down defense this season (31.4% third-down conversion rate allowed), but ranks third-worst on the offensive side of the ball (26.4% third-down percentage).
    • Iowa has forced 11 total turnovers (69th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (90th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 85th-ranked in college football.

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Cade McNamara has thrown for 505 yards (63.1 ypg) to lead Iowa, completing 51.1% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has racked up 472 yards on 86 carries while finding paydirt one time as a runner.
    • This season, Kaleb Johnson has carried the ball 74 times for 278 yards (34.8 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Erick All’s 299 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 37 times and has totaled 21 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Luke Lachey has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 131 yards so far this campaign.
    • Diante Vines has racked up 10 catches for 125 yards, an average of 15.6 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Joe Evans leads the team with three sacks, and also has seven TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Iowa’s top-tackler, Jay Higgins, has 88 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Sebastian Castro leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 36 tackles, five TFL, and three passes defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern has a 4-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 5 points or more, the Wildcats have a 3-3 record against the spread.
    • Northwestern has gone over in five of their seven games with a set total (71.4%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern ranks 13th-worst in total yards per game (307.4), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 51st in the FBS with 351.4 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 107th in the FBS with 21.8 points per game on offense, and it ranks 71st with 26 points given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Northwestern has been excelling on pass defense, allowing only 187.1 passing yards per contest (20th-best). On offense, it ranks 95th in the FBS by putting up 207.6 passing yards per game.
    • Northwestern’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking 11th-worst in the FBS with 99.8 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, giving up 164.3 rushing yards per contest (96th-ranked).
    • From an offensive standpoint, Northwestern is putting up a 40% third-down conversion rate (67th-ranked). It ranks 86th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (40.2% third-down rate allowed).
    • At +3, Northwestern sports the 36th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (93rd in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (eighth in the FBS).

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has compiled 926 yards (115.8 ypg) while completing 59% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter has carried the ball 93 times for 346 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • Brendan Sullivan has run for 136 yards across 59 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Bryce Kirtz has hauled in 474 receiving yards on 30 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Cam Johnson has recorded 385 receiving yards (48.1 yards per game) and one touchdown on 31 receptions.
    • Joseph Himon II’s 13 targets have resulted in 11 receptions for 203 yards and one touchdown.
    • Xander Mueller leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has five TFL, 47 tackles, and one interception.
    • Bryce Gallagher is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s amassed 62 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Coco Azema leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 32 tackles and one pass defended.
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