5* Big Ten Blue Chip High Roller Top Play

5* Big Ten Blue Chip High Roller Top Play

Iowa vs. Minnesota, 09/28/2013 15:30 EDT, Score: 23 - 7

Point Spread: -1½/-115 Iowa

Sportsbook: BETONLINE

Result: Win

5* Big Ten Blue Chip High Roller Top Play

---Iowa Hawkeyes -1.2---

This is a very favorable line for the Hawkeyes, as they should have no trouble beating the Golden Gophers on Saturday. Minnesota comes in with a 4-0 record, but haven't played anyone. Their 51-23 win over UNLV and 43-24 victory last week against San Jose State are very misleading. Both of those game were a lot more competitive than the final score would indicate.

Last year Minnesota came into Iowa City with a 4-0 non-conference record and the Hawkeyes won 31-13 as a six-point favorite. I came into the season saying Iowa was one of the most improved teams in the country and they haven't disappointed. Prior to that win over the Golden Gophers last year Iowa had just lost at home to Central Michigan 31-32. This time they come in off a 59-3 beatdown of Western Michigan. Iowa has also proved they can win on the road, going into Ames and beating Iowa State convincingly in a huge in-state rivalry matchup.

In order for Minnesota to have success offensively they have to be able to run the football. They come into this game ranked 118th in the country averaging just 105.3 ypg through the air. Iowa is built to stop the run. They rank 12th in the country, giving up just 91.5 ypg and most importantly are giving up just 3.4 yards/carry. Iowa's defense should dominate this game and get more than enough from their high-powered rushing attack to win and easily cover this spread. BET THE HAWKEYES!

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