First look: Iowa at Iowa State odds and lines, a tight battle for the Cy-Hawk
The Cy-Hawk Trophy is up for grabs on Saturday when the IowaHawkeyes (1-0) and Iowa State Cyclones (1-0) square off at Jack Trice Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at Iowa at Iowa State odds and lines; check back for our college football picks and predictions.
Both teams are ranked in the USA TODAY AFCA Coaches Poll entering the 68th edition of this in-state rivalry. The preseason No. 18 Hawkeyes looked dominant in its debut, beating No. 17 Indiana 34-6 last week behind a defense that allowed just 233 total yards and saw DB Riley Moss return two interceptions for touchdowns.
No. 8 Iowa State looked rustier in its tune-up last week. They were a 29-point favorite against FCS opponent Northern Iowa but squeaked by in a 16-10 win. This is a consensus top-10 Cyclone team that won six of its last seven games in 2020 and might have been caught looking ahead to this in-state showdown.
Iowa at Iowa State odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Iowa +160 (bet $100 to win $160) | Iowa State -200 (bet $200 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Iowa +4.5, -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Iowa State -4.5, -108 (bet $108 to win $100)
- Total (Over/Under): 44.5, O: -117 (bet $117 to win $100) | U: -103 (bet $103 to win $100)
2020 betting stats:
- ML: Iowa 6-2 | Iowa State 9-3
- ATS : Iowa 5-2-1 | Iowa State 7-5
- O/U : Iowa 3-5 | Iowa State 4-8
Iowa at Iowa State head-to-head
Iowa holds the series lead, 45-22, and has won each of the last five games They have also won 12 of the last 17 dating back to 2003. The last three games have all been close-2017's matchup went to overtime, 2018's game ended 13-3 and the 2019 version was a 19-18 thriller. Iowa and Iowa State didn't play each other in 2020 since the Big Ten played a conference-only schedule.
Iowa covered five of their last six games in 2020, while Iowa State went 7-5 ATS last season.
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