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Michigan vs. Iowa Predictions, Odds and Spreads: 2022 Week 5 College Football Picks, Best Bet from Proven Models

On Saturday afternoon, the eyes of the Big Ten are on Kinnick Stadium. The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines visit the Iowa Hawkeyes for a conference battle. This is his first inter-program matchup in Iowa City since 2016. Michigan is 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten this season. Iowa starts the 2022 campaign 3-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Kickoff is at noon ET in Iowa City. The Caesars Sportsbook lists the Wolverines as his 10.5-point road favorite, but the over/under, or total number of points they think Vegas will get, is 42 in the latest Michigan vs. Iowa odds. Before making your Iowa vs Michigan pick, check out college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine Projection Model.

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The model now has its sights set on Michigan vs. Iowa, anchoring picks and CFB predictions. Visit SportsLine today to see our model recommendations. Here are the Iowa vs Michigan college football odds and betting lines:

  • Michigan vs. Iowa Spread: Michigan -10.5
  • Michigan vs. Iowa Over/Under: 42 Points
  • Michigan vs. Iowa moneyline: Michigan -440, Iowa +335
  • MICH: The Wolverines are 2-2 against Spread in their last four games.
  • Iowa: The Hawkeyes are 2-1 against the spread in their last three games.
  • Michigan vs. Iowa Picks: Check SportsLine’s Picks

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Why Michigan Has You Covered

Michigan’s defense has allowed fewer than 16 points per game since the start of the 2021 season, a friendly matchup for the Wolverines on that side of the ball. Michigan also lights up the scoreboard on offense, averaging 50.0 points per game. That mark ranks him second in FBS this season, and Michigan has his 17 rushing touchdowns, which puts him in line for the top spot in FBS. Led by Blake Callum and a group of deep running backs, Michigan is generating 234.3 rushing yards per game and 6.0 yards per carry, and the Wolverines are also converting his 46.3% of third-down chances. Corum leads the nation with nine rushing touchdowns, and his brilliant start was headlined by a 243-yard, two-touchdown performance against Maryland a week ago.

In the air, JJ McCarthy averages 10.0 yards per pass attempt and Michigan has just nine penalties in four games. McCarthy has completed 80% of his passes, 5 touchdowns, no interceptions, and has a passer rating of 204.5. With Iowa scoring just 17.0 points per game and producing his 232.5 yards per game the FBS worst, Michigan has a two-way advantage in this matchup.

Why Iowa Has You Covered

Iowa’s defense is excellent across the board heading into the 2022 season. The Hawkeyes lead the FBS in scoring defensively, with just 5.8 points per game. No opponent has scored 10 or more points against Iowa this season. Iowa’s defense has produced as many touchdowns (two) as they can afford in 2022, and their opponents are struggling in some key areas. Iowa leads the nation by giving up only 236.3 total yards per game and gaining just 4.6 yards per pass attempt.

The Hawkeyes have already recorded five interceptions and 12 sacks this season, with five players on Kirk Ferenc’s team with at least 1.5 sacks. Iowa is also tough on runs, and no opponent rushes for a touchdown this season. The Hawkeyes have allowed only 2.2 yards per carry and 73 rushes per game this season. In fact, Iowa has won his last four games against the Wolverines at Kinnick Stadium.

How to make an Iowa vs. Michigan pick

SportsLine’s model is skewed across the board, predicting a total of 49 points. It also generated a reverse spread pick that hit almost 60% of the simulations. Model’s Picks are only available at SportsLine.

So who wins Michigan vs. Iowa? And which side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see over $3,100 up in FBS College Football Picks over the past 6+ years See which side of the spread jumps from the advanced model.