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Penn State at Iowa Picks & Betting Tips – Iowa To Win Big Top Four Showdown

  • Penn State at Iowa tips for Saturday, October 9
  • Matchup gets underway at 16:00 ET at Kinnick Stadium
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Penn State at Iowa Picks & Betting Tips


Iowa can win this crucial clash between two top-four ranked teams.

Penn State are a well-balanced team and should push the Hawkeyes to the limit in a close game.

Iowa’s defense can be the difference though. It is a rock solid and opportunistic unit that leads the nation in takeaways.

We could see them find a back-breaking turnover here as the Hawkeyes edge out the visitors.

  • Iowa have won 6 of their last 7 at home
  • Iowa have won 8 of their last 9 games as the favorite
  • Iowa are 4-1-0 ATS so far this season
  • Iowa are 2-0-0 ATS against ranked teams this season
  • Iowa rank #2 nationally for average points allowed per game (11.6)
  • Iowa rank #1 nationally for turnover margin (+8) & total turnovers (16)
  • Iowa & Penn State have not allowed more than 20 points in a game this season

Head To Head


  • Penn State leads the all-time series 17-13-0
  • Iowa won 41-21 when the teams last met in 2020
  • Penn State have won 6 of the last 7 meetings

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Penn State have climbed from #19 to #4 in the rankings thanks to a five-game win streak.

The Nittany Lions opened with a 16-10 win at #12 Wisconsin before downing Ball State 44-13.

A 28-20 win over #22 Auburn followed, and that was backed up by a 38-17 win over Villanova and 24-0 shutout of Indiana.

Sean Clifford has thrown for 1,336 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions through five games. He has shown his running ability too, rushing for 136 yards and a TD.

Jahan Dotson has been the star of the offense, hauling in 35 catches for 446 yards and six TDs.

Parker Washington and Keandre Lambert-Smith have combined for 555 yards receiving and three scores.

In the run game, Noah Cain leads the team in touches, rushing for 187 yards and three scores off 59 carries.

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Iowa started the season ranked #18. They have surged all the way up to #3 with five straight wins.

The Hawkeyes opened with a commanding 34-6 win over #17 Indiana and followed it up with a 27-17 win over #9 Iowa State.

Since then they have faced three unranked teams and made straightforward work of two of them.

Iowa have sandwiched a 24-13 win over Colorado State with routine wins over Kent State (30-7) and Maryland (51-14).

QB Spencer Petras is 85/137 for 943 yards, seven touchdowns and a pick, but he is not the key to this offense.

RB Tyler Goodson has racked up 430 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 4.3 yards per carry. He has made an impact in the passing game too with 146 yards and a TD.

Goodson is one of only three players to have over 100 yards receiving. Sam Laporta (263 yards, two TDs) is the only man over 200 yards.

Over on defense, Iowa rank #2 in the nation in average points allowed per game and #7 in average yards allowed per game.

They have been racking up takeaways too, recording 16 so far to rank #1 nationally for total takeaways and for turnover margin (+12).

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Verdict

This could be a close, low-scoring game that goes right down to the wire.

Iowa’s defense can be the decisive factor. It is not easy to score on and it leads the nation in takeaways.

Best Bet: Iowa Moneyline @-131.58 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Under 41.5 Total Points @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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