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    The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) and the Northwestern Wildcats (4-4) meet at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

    The Wildcats are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+5), against the Hawkeyes (with an over/under of 30.5 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 30.5 -110 -110 -205 +170

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • Iowa’s ATS record is 4-4-0 this season.
    • Iowa is 1-2 against the spread when favored by 5 points or more this season.
    • Out of Iowa’s eight games with a set total, two have hit the over (25%).

    Iowa Stats & Insights

    • Iowa has struggled offensively, ranking worst in the FBS (232.4 yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 19th-best in the nation, surrendering only 313.8 yards per game.
    • Iowa sports the sixth-best defense this season in terms of points allowed (14.5 points allowed per game), but rank 14th-worst on offense (19.5 points per game).
    • Iowa has the 21st-best pass defense this season (189.3 passing yards allowed per game), but ranks third-worst offensively (116.5 passing yards per game).
    • Iowa ranks 24th-worst in rushing offense (115.9 rushing yards per game), but has been better on defense, ranking 42nd with 124.5 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Iowa sports the 17th-best third-down defense this season (31.4% third-down percentage allowed), but ranks third-worst offensively (26.4% third-down conversion rate).
    • With 11 forced turnovers (69th in the FBS) against 13 turnovers committed (88th in the FBS), Iowa’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 85th 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.
    • Kaleb Johnson has piled up 278 yards on 74 attempts, scoring two times.
    • Erick All’s team-leading 299 yards as a receiver have come on 21 receptions (out of 37 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Luke Lachey has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 131 yards so far this campaign.
    • Diante Vines’ 10 receptions are good enough for 125 yards and one touchdown.
    • Joe Evans leads the team with 3.0 sacks, and also has 7.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Jay Higgins is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 88 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception.
    • Sebastian Castro leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 36 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and three passes defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern’s ATS record is 4-3-0 this year.
    • When it has played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, Northwestern is 3-3 against the spread.
    • Northwestern games have gone over the point total in five out of seven opportunities (71.4%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern has been sputtering on offense, ranking 13th-worst with 307.4 total yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, surrendering 351.4 total yards per contest (51st-ranked).
    • Northwestern ranks 107th in the FBS with 21.8 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 71st with 26.0 points allowed per game on defense.
    • Northwestern’s pass defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 20th-best in the FBS with 187.1 passing yards surrendered per game. In terms of offense, it is posting 207.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 94th.
    • Northwestern ranks 11th-worst in rushing yards per game (99.8), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 95th in the FBS with 164.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • With a 40.0% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Northwestern ranks 66th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 86th, surrendering a 40.2% third-down rate.
    • After forcing nine turnovers (93rd in the FBS) and turning the ball over six times (eighth in the FBS) this season, Northwestern has the 37th-ranked turnover margin of +3.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has compiled 926 yards (115.8 ypg) while completing 59% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
    • Cam Porter has rushed for 346 yards on 93 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
    • Brendan Sullivan has run for 136 yards across 59 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Bryce Kirtz has totaled 30 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 474 (59.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 49 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Cam Johnson has totaled 385 receiving yards (48.1 yards per game) and one touchdown on 31 receptions.
    • Joseph Himon II’s 13 targets have resulted in 11 grabs for 203 yards and one touchdown.
    • Xander Mueller leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL, 47 tackles, and one interception.
    • Northwestern’s top-tackler, Bryce Gallagher, has 62 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Coco Azema has a team-high one interception to go along with 32 tackles and one pass defended.

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