We're not quite sure if it's a one-state version of the Super Bowl, but this week's Cy-Hawk game is getting some extra love on the sports wagering front.
At least one vendor is offering proposition bets numbering in the double digits for this Saturday's 3 p.m. game on FS1 that has garnered nationwide attention.
Vendor William Hill, which operates at Iowa casinos in Osceola, Altoona, Waterloo and Bettendorf and is one of two mobile wagering operators for sports betting in the state, has 10 bets beyond the typical money line, point spread and game total that bettors would see at any sportsbook nationwide.
For example, Iowa is currently favored by 2½ points, and the projected point total is set at 44½. Want to bet simply on the winner? Iowa currently stands as a -135 favorite, meaning that you'd have to bet $135 to win $100 on your wager, for example, and receive $235 in total. (Or $13.50 for $10 back, if you set your sights more reasonably.)
Iowa State is a +115 underdog, meaning that if you bet $100 on the Cyclones to win, you'd receive $115 as your prize for a $225 reward.
That preface will help you understand the odds on some of these prop bets. Wander to Prairie Meadows in Altoona, then, and here's what you could bet on.
(Two reminders: Team-based prop bets in Iowa are legal; prop bets on individual players are not. And these odds are as of 1 p.m. Friday and are subject to change.)
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Alternate point spreads
Iowa -7½, +180; Iowa State +7½, -210
Iowa -10½, +290; Iowa State +10½, -350
Iowa State -4½, +230; Iowa +4½, -270
Iowa State -7½, +360; Iowa +7½ -440
Alternate point totals
Over 38½, -240; Under 38½, +200
Over 52½, +200; Under 52½, -240
Hawk Central Huddle of Sept. 11, looking ahead to Hawkeyes' faceoff against the Cyclones at Jack Trice. Des Moines Register
Will there be a safety?
Yes +425; No -550
Will there be a successful 2-point conversion?
Yes +300; No -360
Will the game go to overtime?
Yes +500; No -700
Will one team have three unanswered scores (not including extra points and 2-point conversions)?
Yes -175; No +155
Total field goals made
Over 3, -105; Under 3, -115
Who will score first?
Iowa, -120; Iowa State, Even
How long will the longest touchdown be?
Over 43½ yards, -110; Under 43½ yards, -110
(Note: The bet is refunded if there are no touchdowns scored.)
What will the first score of the game be?
Touchdown, -145; Field goal or safety, +125
Cyclone's Scuttlebutt recap from Sept. 11. Des Moines Register