NCAA College Football Picks: Michigan State vs. Iowa Vegas Odds: Week Nine of the NCAA college football predictions season features a Big Ten match-up that will have BCS Bowl implications as #5 Michigan State (8-0) travels to #18 Iowa (5-2). Vegas odds maKers have picked Iowa as a -6(-110) point college football picks favorite at home.
Iowa lost last week to the Wisconsin Badgers 31-30, their first home loss to a team other than Northwestern since 2007. The Hawkeyes boast a strong defense, ranked 11th in the nation in scoring defense at 15.7 per college football picks contest, and an offense that, while not flashy, can score points, averaging 33.7 per game. The 30 points last week were not enough, despite Ricky Stanzi’s three touchdown passes and Adam Robinson’s 114 yards rushing.
Iowa gave-up 142 yards rushing against Wisconsin and must be prepared for more of the same against the undefeated Spartans. Michigan State loves to run the ball with Edwin Baker and Le’Veon Bell, who have combined for 1,353 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Spartans also have a legitimate threat in the passing game in Kirk Cousins with 14 touchdown passes and 1,948 yards passing. MSU is also stingy on defense, averaging just under 18 points against per college football picks contest.
This week 9 college football picks contest should be a tightly-played defensive battle, though both teams possess quarterbacks who can toss the ball. Iowa represents the last ranked team that Michigan State must play during the regular season and the Hawkeyes know they can play spoiler. MSU, though, has just enough ammo to cover the spread set by Vegas odds makers and post the surprise college football picks win on the road in an upset special involving two evenly matched teams.
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