College football betting fans are running to their online sportsbooks to place their Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern bets and predictions, and here at Cappers Info, we are making our Saturday football picks for this encounter.
Week 9 College Football Picks: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, September 27th, 12:00 ET
Location: Ryan Stadium, Evanston, IN
CFB Betting Odds: Northwestern -5
Iowa vs. Northwestern Live TV: ESPN2
Over 70% of the betting public is backing the Wildcats in this game, and probably for awfully good reason. Northwestern has a dynamic team with the combination of RB Venric Mark and Do-It-All Kain Colter. The defense at times can be shoddy for sure, but the offense more than makes up for it. The only shot that Iowa has in this game is by running the ball and playing stout defense, something that has happened a heck of a lot easier over the course of the last few games. Last week’s game against Penn State was one for sore eyes though, and it wasn’t the best performance of the year for the Hawkeyes. This Iowa outfit is just far too inconsistent for our eyes, and in the end, it should end up getting covered against for the fourth time in five years and the sixth time in eight years.
Iowa @ Northwestern Pick: Northwestern -5
Iowa @ Northwestern Score Prediction: Northwestern 31 – Iowa 20