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Wisconsin Vs Iowa NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends | 10/30/2021

The Heartland Trophy is up for grabs when the Wisconsin Badgers (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) and the No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) clash. The Badgers, listed at -3.5 on the spread, welcome the Hawkeyes, with +141 moneyline odds to win, on October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. Bookmakers have set a total of 37 points for the game.

Take a look at this article before you place a bet on this game for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from team and player stats to key metrics, betting insights and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 27, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Wisconsin Vs. Iowa Betting Odds

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Wisconsin Offense Vs. Iowa Defense

Badgers Offense Stats (Rank) Hawkeyes Defense
21.1 (110) Points/Gm 14.6 (3)
363.6 (88) Yards/Gm 301.1 (14)
146.0 (122) Pass Yards/Gm 211.4 (52)
217.6 (18) Rush Yards/Gm 89.7 (6)
6.3 (111) Yards/Pass 5.8 (8)
4.6 (50) Yards/Rush 2.7 (6)
27.8% (126) 3rd Down % 37.4% (52)
12 (113) Turnovers 15 (1)
3 (12) Sacks 12 (18)

Iowa Offense Vs. Wisconsin Defense

Iowa Offense Stats (Rank) Wisconsin Defense
28.0 (74) Points/Gm 18.4 (17)
310.9 (115) Yards/Gm 223.9 (2)
194.3 (99) Pass Yards/Gm 169.7 (13)
116.6 (101) Rush Yards/Gm 54.1 (1)
6.5 (107) Yards/Pass 6.0 (10)
3.1 (116) Yards/Rush 1.9 (1)
38.6% (77) 3rd Down % 26.8% (4)
9 (84) Turnovers 5 (101)
8 (68) Sacks 9 (54)

When Wisconsin Has The Ball

  • The Hawkeyes have forced 15 turnovers (most in the FBS), and the Badgers have committed 12 turnovers (15th-most in college football).
  • Wisconsin’s offense ranks 110th in the FBS at 21.1 points per game. It will be facing Iowa’s defense which gives up 14.6 per game (third in college football).
  • The Hawkeyes defense gives up 5.8 passing yards per attempt (eighth in the FBS). They will attempt to shut down the Badgers’ passing attack, which has the No. 111 yards-per-pass average in college football (6.3 per attempt).
  • Wisconsin is successful on 27.8% of its third-down plays (126th in college football). Iowa’s defense gives up third-down conversions at a 37.4% clip (52nd).

When Iowa Has The Ball

  • The Hawkeyes are 116th in the FBS in yards per rush (3.1), and will be up against the No. 1 defense in that category, as the Badgers give up 1.9 yards per rush attempt.
  • Wisconsin gives up 223.9 yards per game (second-fewest in college football), and Iowa gains 310.9 per game to rank 115th.
  • The Hawkeyes have the 101st-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (116.6 yards per game). They face the Badgers’ first-ranked rushing defense, which gives up 54.1 on the ground per game.
  • Wisconsin’s defense allows 6.0 yards per pass attempt (10th in the FBS). Iowa’s offense averages 6.5 yards per pass (107th in college football).

Wisconsin Betting Trends And Insights

  • Wisconsin has compiled a 3-4-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • When playing as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, the Badgers have an ATS record of 3-3.
  • Wisconsin’s games have hit the over three out of seven times this season.
  • Wisconsin’s games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 37 points four times.
  • The Badgers have gone 4-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.1% of those games).

Iowa Betting Trends And Insights

  • Iowa has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover twice.
  • The Hawkeyes have covered the spread when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs in their only opportunity this season.
  • So far this season, two of Iowa’s games have gone over the point total.
  • Iowa’s games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 37 points in six of seven outings.
  • The Hawkeyes won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Wisconsin Players To Watch

  • Graham Mertz leads his team with 945 passing yards (135.0 per game) and has a 55.9% completion percentage (85-of-152), throwing two touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
  • Chez Mellusi has churned out a team-best 692 rushing yards (98.9 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • Braelon Allen has 428 yards on 58 carries (71.3 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Danny Davis III has grabbed 18 passes for a team-high 241 yards. He averages 60.3 yards per game.
  • Kendric Pryor has also contributed with 18 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown.
  • Jake Ferguson has racked up 202 yards on 22 receptions, averaging 28.9 yards per game.

Iowa Players To Watch

  • This year, Spencer Petras has collected 1,333 passing yards (190.4 yards per game) while going 119-for-200 (59.5% completion percentage) and throwing nine touchdowns and six interceptions.
  • Tyler Goodson has churned out a team-high 586 rushing yards (83.7 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns. He has added 18 catches for 178 yards (25.4 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown.
  • So far this year Ivory Kelly-Martin has rushed for 191 yards on 43 carries (27.3 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season Sam LaPorta has 28 receptions for a team-high 332 receiving yards (47.4 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Nico Ragaini has also contributed with 17 catches for 234 yards and one touchdown this year. He averages 33.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Keagan Johnson has caught six passes for 187 yards and one touchdown, averaging 62.3 yards per game this year.

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