http://www.milonic.com/beginner.phpblah
d
Sign up for Free Picks
Email Address:

Top Sportsbooks

Click Here for Reduced Juice wagering only at 5 Dimes Sportsbook

Iowa Hosts Michigan in Prime Time Affair

Betting Line Favors Hawkeyes by 8

10/10/09

Iowa hosts Michigan in a huge Big 10 Football Matchup that will be seen across the Nation on ABC TV. BetUS currently lists Iowa as an 8 point favorite with a total of 47.5.

Both Michigan and Iowa are coming into this game off embarrassing performances. Michigan lost to their in state rival Michigan State for the second straight year, and Iowa barely escaped with a 3 point win over Arkansas State. Michigan got out to a hot 4-0 start including a victory over Notre Dame. They had people thinking they were a legit Big 10 title contender, but then they were beaten by a 1-3 Michigan State team. They still have a chance to prove that they are legit, and a win over the #12 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes would do just that.


But Iowa is also looking for a win to prove to their doubters that they are worthy of being ranked #12. The Hawkeyes are 5-0 on the season with a win over Penn State, but their close wins over Northern Iowa and Arkansas State have people questioning them. A win over a very dangerous Michigan team is a must if Iowa is going to be a contender for the Big 10 title.

THE PRIMETIME MATCHUP


Michiganís Running Backs vs. Iowaís Defense


Itís no secret who makes this Michigan offense go. True Freshman QB Tate Forcier burst onto the national scene after he led Michigan to a hard fought victory over Notre Dame. It looks like Forcier was put onto this earth to run Rich Rodriguezís spread offense. Forcier has been putting up impressive numbers through the air, but what has been lacking with this Michigan offense is their rushing game. If they can start to move the ball well on the ground it will open up the passing game for Forcier. They need a dominate runner kind of like Mike Hart was for them a few years ago. That would go a long way towards Michigan putting big numbers on the scoreboard.


Michigan is 9th in the Big 10 in rushing offense with just 89 yards per game. Michigan has got to get their running game going to take the pressure off Tate Forcier, because if they donít this Iowa defense is going to put him in situations to make mistakes by dropping extra men back into coverage. This Iowa defense is the reason why they are ranked #12 in the nation. Their defense is 2nd in the Big 10 in total defense, and scoring defense. They put their offense in good situations to win, and I donít expect that to change. If this Iowa defense can stop Michiganís running game then key onto QB Tate Forcier they will stay undefeated.

THE FINAL VERDICT

The line may seem inflated at -8, but that's not without good reason. For starters, don't pay too much attention to Iowa's performance against Arkansas State. They were in the classic let down situation. Ark State was a game sandwiched in between Penn State and Michigan. We already saw what happened to Penn State, at home, when they played Iowa. Here we have a situation where Michigan has won 3 straight in this series and 10 of the last 12. So there's a decade worth of payback for Iowa here. Night games, in primetime on National TV are rare for the Hawkeyes and their fans. This has all the makings of a coming out party for Iowa. Michigan's rookie QB will be facing the best defense he's faced all year. Count on him struggling. Iowa -8

 

Looking for more picks? There's no better place to turn. Picks from 75+ of the top Sports Handicapping services in the Nation. Get all the Locks, all the Games of the year and every play that comes down the pike from handicappers that crush the books year after year. Details Here


 

FREE NFL AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS VIA OUR NEWSLETTER THIS FOOTBALL SEASON INCLUDING THE FAMOUS KEY RELEASES!!

Fill out your e-mail address
to receive our Free Picks Newsletters!
Email address:
Select your interests
Free Football Picks:
Free Baseball Picks:
Free Basketball Picks:
Free Hockey Picks:
Sportsbook Promotions:

Capping Tools

College Football Picks Free Football Picks Top Sportsbooks Doc's Football Picks Message Boards Site Map
Predictem NFL Picks Key Releases Black Cat NFL Picks Sports Monitor About Us Consensus
Big 10 Football Preview Super Bowl 45 Odds World Series Odds College Football Lines NFL Futures NFLX Picks
Contact Us Marasoft College Football Picks Football Consensus Picks Free Football Contests Live Odds Monday Night Football Picks

Bettorsworld caters to a worldwide audience. Online Gambling may be illegal in your jurisdiction. We strongly suggest that you check with local, State and Federal Government in your jurisdiction before partaking in online gambling
Support Chat

 
Live Help
 
Enter your name to begin: