Table of Contents

    The Citrus Bowl will see the Tennessee Volunteers and the Iowa Hawkeyes take the field on Monday, January 1, 2024. The matchup starts at 1:00 PM ET and airs on ABC.

    The Volunteers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), versus the Hawkeyes. The over/under for this game is 35.5 points.

    Create your Pick’em Pool with the Internet’s #1 pool creation and hosting platform. Get 15 friends together and play for free!
    Start here >

    Game Info for Tennessee vs. Iowa

    • Game Day: Monday, January 1, 2024
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Stadium: Camping World Stadium
    Tennessee vs Iowa Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Tennessee -5.5 -111 -109 35.5 -111 -109 -230 +186

    Tennessee Pick Insights

    • Tennessee has posted a 6-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, Tennessee is 4-2 against the spread.
    • Tennessee games have hit the over on six of 11 occasions (54.5%).

    Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Tennessee ranks 39th in total defense this year (348.7 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 453.5 total yards per game.
    • Tennessee is totaling 31.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them 38th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 35th, allowing 22 points per game.
    • Offensively, Tennessee ranks 46th in the FBS with 251 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 83rd in passing yards allowed per contest (234.9).
    • Tennessee has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (13th-best with 202.5 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (23rd-best with 113.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • On offense, Tennessee ranks 37th in the FBS with a 43.3% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 65th in third-down percentage allowed (113.8).
    • With 15 forced turnovers (96th in the FBS) against 12 turnovers committed (15th in the FBS), Tennessee’s +3+3 turnover margin ranks 40th in college football.

    Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Joe Milton has 2,814 passing yards for Tennessee, completing 64.8% of his passes and collecting 20 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 299 rushing yards (24.9 ypg) on 78 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
    • Jaylen Wright has carried the ball 137 times for a team-high 1,013 yards on the ground and has found the end zone four times as a runner.
    • Jabari Small has racked up 475 yards on 95 attempts, scoring two times.
    • Squirrel White has hauled in 65 receptions for 765 yards (63.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Ramel Keyton has put together a 591-yard season so far with six touchdowns, hauling in 32 passes on 59 targets.
    • McCallan Castles has been the target of 33 passes and hauled in 21 receptions for 265 yards, an average of 22.1 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
    • James Pearce Jr. paces the team with 8.5 sacks, and also has nine TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Elijah Herring, Tennessee’s tackle leader, has 69 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Kamal Hadden leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 18 tackles and three passes defended.

    Iowa Betting Insights

    • Iowa’s ATS record is 6-7-0 this season.
    • Iowa has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of Iowa’s 13 games with a set total, two have hit the over (15.4%).

    Iowa Pick Insights

    • On offense, Iowa is a bottom-25 unit, generating only 240.2 total yards per game (worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 274.2 total yards per contest (fifth-best).
    • Iowa ranks fourth-worst in points per game on offense (16.6), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the defensive side of the ball, ranking third-best in points allowed per game (13.2).
    • While Iowa’s pass offense has been stuck in neutral, ranking fourth-worst with 123.2 passing yards per game, its defense ranks sixth-best with only 172.2 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Iowa has been thriving on run defense, surrendering just 101.9 rushing yards per contest (12th-best). Offensively, it ranks 108th in the FBS by compiling 117.1 rushing yards per game.
    • Iowa ranks 10th-worst in third-down conversion rate (30.7%), but at least it has been playing well on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in third-down rate surrendered (31.6%).
    • With 15 forced turnovers (96th in the FBS) and 19 turnovers committed (77th in the FBS) this season, Iowa ranks 99th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -4.

    Iowa’s Best Players

    • Deacon Hill leads Iowa with 1,096 yards on 115-of-233 passing with five touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Leshon Williams has carried the ball 164 times for 804 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Kaleb Johnson has run for 429 yards across 110 carries, scoring three touchdowns.
    • Erick All paces his squad with 299 receiving yards on 21 receptions with three touchdowns.
    • Nico Ragaini has put up a 252-yard season so far. He’s caught 29 passes on 70 targets.
    • Addison Ostrenga’s 39 targets have resulted in 29 receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Joe Evans has racked up five sacks to pace the team, while also picking up eight TFL and 40 tackles.
    • Iowa’s top-tackler, Jay Higgins, has 141 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Sebastian Castro has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 59 tackles, six TFL, and three passes defended.
    Previous

    Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Betting Preview

    Next

    LSU Tigers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Picks & Preview | NCAAFB ReliaQuest Bowl

    About Author

    Data Skrive

    Data Skrive is revolutionizing the way content is created, whether it’s news, blog posts, tweets, images, or videos. We translate raw data into digestible content – perfect for sports fans

    NFL Football Pools Online

    NFL Pick'em

    Featured

    Run a Golf Pool for The Masters

    Golf Pick'em

    Featured

    College Bowl Confidence Pools

    NCAAF Pick'em

    Featured

    FIFA World Cup Challenge Pools

    Soccer Pick'em

    Featured

    NFL Football Survivor Pools

    NFL Pick'em

    Featured

    Weekly 'Pick X' NASCAR Pool

    NASCAR Pick'em

    Featured

    Check Also