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After a 0-2 start in 2020, with both losses coming by four points or fewer, the Hawkeyes went on a six-game tear to end the season with a No. 16 national ranking. With three consecutive seasons now finishing in the top-25 nationally, expectations are high in 2021 for the Hawkeyes.
With three four-star recruits set to join the offensive line, along with the return of leading rusher Tyler Goodson, expect more smash-mouth Hawkeye football this season. See all of the Hawkeyes odds, as well as their full schedule, key injuries, depth charts, against-the-spread record and props above.
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa lived up to expectations for spread bettors in 2020, paying off for its backers at a 71% clip. “Covering” a spread for a favorite means they win by more points than sportsbooks expect, while for an underdog to cover, they just have to lose by less than that amount. Here’s one example:
- Iowa -12 (-110)
- Nebraska +12 (-110)
The favored team always has the minus sign before their odds (underdogs get the plus sign), and since the Hawkeyes won this game by only six, Nebraska covered despite losing the game. For Iowa to cover, they needed to win by 13 or more, while a 12-point margin of victory would have been a tie, or “push,” and bets would have been refunded.
A dominant run game and stifling defense tend to lead to low-scoring games, and that’s exactly what the Hawkeyes brought to the table in 2020. This was a boon for the Hawkeye fans who bet the under on over/unders bets.
Since both teams' scoring is added up on an over/under — also known as a totals bet — both sides of the ball must be taken into consideration. For example, if the Iowa vs. Northwestern game has a 43 total, and the Hawkeyes win 21-20, the combined scoring (41) is under the total. Had you bet on the over, you would need 44 or more points scored to win the bet.
Another popular (and straightforward) way to bet on Iowa football is a moneyline wager. Moneylines are all about the winner of the game; the margin of victory or total points scored don't matter. Instead of spotting one team a few points, oddsmakers adjust the payouts between the favorite and the underdog.
For example, Iowa as a -120 favorite requires $120 to be risked for $100 in profit. On the other hand, if the Hawkeyes were +120 underdogs, risking $100 would give you a $120 profit. Thinking in terms of $100 bets usually makes things easier here.
Confident that RB Tyler Goodson and the Hawkeyes line will pile up the yards? Put your money on the line betting on his rushing yards prop. Proposition, or prop, bets are wagers on the box-score performance of a specific player for a game.
Along with rushing yards, you could bet on QB Spencer Petras' completions, WR Charlie Jones' receiving touchdowns or many more, taking the over or under as you please.
Sportsbooks are pegging the Hawkeyes' win total at 9.5 in the futures market for 2021. Futures are bets on, well, the future. More specifically, they're wagers on final season results for a team or player. Other Hawkeyes futures include their odds to win the division and various statistical and awards markets for key players.