NCAAF 2021 Regular Season - Colorado State vs Iowa Betting Preview

NCAAF 2021 Regular Season – Colorado State vs Iowa Betting Preview

Written by on September 23, 2021

So far, the Iowa Hawkeyes have impressed more than any team in college football. In 3 games, the Hawkeyes are 3-0 straight up and against the spread. A couple of the victories were against ranked teams. Colorado State finally got their first victory on Sep. 18. Will the Rams carry momentum into this game? Or will Iowa find a way to cover the spread? Check out NCAAF odds, analysis, and a free pick for Colorado State at Iowa.  

College Football Odds and Predictions – Colorado State Rams vs Iowa Hawkeyes

Colorado State Rams at #5 Iowa Hawkeyes Game Odds & Info

  • When: Saturday, Sep. 25 at 3:30 pm ET 
  • Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
  • TV / Streaming: FSI / Fox Sports 
  • ATS Odds: Iowa -23 (-115)  

Why bet on Colorado State versus #5 Iowa?

In their first couple of games, the Rams struggled. But another look reveals Colorado State played at least one Top 25 team. Losing to Vanderbilt, an SEC squad, at home makes some sense. San Diego State, who beat Colorado State 42-23 in the Rams’ first game, is one of the better teams on the west coast. CSU shouldn’t win this on the moneyline. But they have a big chance of providing a cover victory. 

Colorado State Rams Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 409.3
  • Passing Yards: 228.7
  • Rushing Yards: 180.74
  • Points Scored: 22.0
  • Turnovers: 2

Colorado State Rams Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 366.3
  • Passing Yards: 244.0
  • Rushing Yards: 122.3
  • Points Scored: 24.0
  • Takeaways: 0

Why bet on #5 Iowa versus Colorado State?

The Hawkeyes haven’t just beaten teams. They’ve dominated. In their first game, Iowa blasted Indiana 34-6 as a -3.5 favorite. Then in their second, the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 27-17 on the road as a +4 underdog. The 30-7 win over Kent State was another that shows how talented this team is. On their field, Iowa should have no trouble covering the spread versus an overmatched Mountain West team.

Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 298.0
  • Passing Yards: 154.3
  • Rushing Yards: 143.7
  • Points Scored: 30.3
  • Turnovers: 3

Iowa Hawkeyes Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 278.7
  • Passing Yards: 197.7
  • Rushing Yards: 81.0
  • Points Scored: 10.0
  • Takeaways: 6

Relevant Trends for Colorado State Rams at #5 Iowa Hawkeyes

  • Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games
  • Colorado State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games
  • Over is 4-1 in the Rams last 5 games
  • Hawkeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite
  • Iowa is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games
  • Under is 5-1 in Hawkeyes last 6 games on turf 

#5 Iowa versus Colorado State Final Betting Prediction

The Hawkeyes are one of those defense first Big Ten squads. Iowa doesn’t run a spread offense. Instead, they rely on a giant offensive line to move the pile.

Then, when their opponents have the ball, the Hawkeyes play defense as well as any team in the nation. The Hawkeyes aren’t flashy, which means there’s an outside chance the Rams cover.

But Iowa faces a team that doesn’t score a ton of points. Vanderbilt allows 28.3 per. The Rams scored 21 in a home loss to the Commodores.

It’s doubtful Colorado State scores more than 3 to 7 in this. If that happens, Iowa will cover because the Hawkeyes should score at least 35.  

NCAAF Week 4 Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes

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