Windy Weather Forecasted for Iowa vs. Nebraska, West Virginia vs. TCU Friday CFB Matchups
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- Windy weather is expected for Friday's Iowa vs. Nebraska (2:30 p.m. ET) and West Virginia vs. TCU (4:15 p.m. ET) matchups.
- Learn about the full forecasts for each of these college football games.
This weekend’s college football slate is loaded with ugly weather. At the time of writing there are 12 games expected to have average winds of at least 15 mph and eight with a better than 50% chance to see precipitation.
While most of this weather won’t hit until Saturday, there are two Friday college football games that are forecasted to see heavy winds, one of which should also see rain and even a chance of ice.
Let’s look at the Iowa vs. Nebraska and West Virginia vs. TCU weather forecasts, and what they mean for college football bettors.
Iowa vs. Nebraska
2:30 p.m. ET | Big Ten Network
- Wind speeds: 13-14 mph
- O/U open to current: 44.5 to 45
Not only are double-digit winds expected in Lincoln throughout the game, but there’s also a chance of rain and ice affecting this matchup.
While the Iowa vs. Nebraska Over/Under has actually ticked up one-half point since opening, winds of at 13 mph are a huge advantage for college football unders.
Per our Windy Unders Pro College Football System, games played in winds this strong have finished under the closing total 57% of the time since 2005.
Throw in the added chance of precipitation and this total should drop from now through kickoff as long as the current forecast holds true.
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West Virginia vs. TCU
4:15 p.m. ET | ESPN
- Wind speeds: 14 to 16 mph
- O/U open to current: 45.5 to 43.5
Unlike the game above, the market has taken note of the forecast in Fort Worth as the West Virginia vs. TCU total has dropped two points since opening.
While the winds appear to be a steady 15 mph throughout the game, the National Weather Service is calling for gusts of “only” 20 mph, so the breezes should be relatively consistent.
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As I mentioned above, there are a plethora of college games expected to be affected by windy weather, including four matchups that could see average winds of at least 20 mph.
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