Iowa State vs. Iowa Betting Odds & Preview: Did Market Overreact to Cyclones’ Week 1 Struggles?


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Sep 14, 2019, 02:05 PM EDT
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Iowa at Iowa State, Betting Odds & Pick

  • Odds: Iowa -1.5
  • Over/Under: 43
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Ames, Iowa

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A classic September college football tradition — the CyHawk rivalry. And for the first time ever, College GameDay is headed to Ames for it.

The Hawkeyes have dominated this series of late, winning four straight, including a perfect 3-0 record against Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell. However, this rivalry has been close (for the most part) in recent years with five of the past eight meetings being decided by one possession.

Market Report for Iowa vs. Iowa State

Iowa State opened as a favorite, but that didn’t last long. In fact, it only took until Sunday night — hours after it opened — for the line to shift across the fence to Iowa -1.

From there the action was all Iowa for much of the week, getting the Hawkeyes to -2.5. A couple books even hit -3 on Tuesday night, but that number lasted only minutes.

Since that point, Iowa State has seen a bit of love which has dropped its line to +1.5. While bettors are virtually split (52% on Iowa), 62% of money has landed on the Cyclones.

As for the total, it’s been all about the under. Seventy percent of bets accounting for 79% of dollars have hit the under, dropping the opening total of 47 down to 43. — Danny Donahue

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