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Kentucky vs. Iowa – College Football – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Iowa Hawkeyes are the underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), in this year’s Citrus Bowl, where they will meet the Kentucky Wildcats. The contest will kick off from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on January 1, 2022, starting at 1:00 PM ET. The over/under in this contest is 44 points.

Kentucky vs. Iowa Predictions

Kentucky vs. Iowa Odds

Kentucky vs Iowa Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Kentucky -2.5 -118 -102 44 -110 -110

Kentucky vs. Iowa: Last 3 Games

  • Over its past three games, Kentucky has two wins against the spread, and is 3-0 overall.
  • In its past three contests, Kentucky has hit the over twice.
  • The Wildcats total over the last three games is 13.0 points more than the 44 over/under given for this matchup.
  • Iowa has one win against the spread, and is 2-1 overall, over its last three games.
  • Iowa’s past three contests have gone over the total.
  • The Hawkeyes and their opponents have combined to score an average of 41.2 combined points in their last three games, 2.8 less than the 44 over/under in this matchup.

Kentucky vs. Iowa Betting Trends

  • Kentucky is 8-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they were favored in by 2.5 points or more so far this season, the Wildcats have gone 4-2 against the spread.
  • This season, seven of Kentucky’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Wildcats have been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of five times this season, and they’ve won all of those games.
  • Kentucky has not yet played as a moneyline favorite of or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Wildcats’ implied win probability is 0.0%.
  • Iowa is 7-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Hawkeyes are 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • This year, six of Iowa’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Hawkeyes have won two of the four games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Iowa is 7-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by or more on the moneyline.

Kentucky vs. Iowa: Over/Under Trends

  • Nine Kentucky games this season have gone over Saturday’s total of 44 points.
  • This season, six of Iowa’s games have finished with a combined score higher than 44 points.
  • The Wildcats average 33.3 points per game against the Hawkeyes’ 23.9, amounting to 13.2 points over the matchup’s point total of 44.
  • The 41.3 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 2.7 fewer than the 44 total in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Wildcats games is 52.9 points, 8.9 more than the over/under of 44 points for this contest.
  • Hawkeyes games have an over/under of 43.0 points this season, 1.0 point fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Kentucky Players to Watch

  • Will Levis has thrown for 2,593 yards (216.1 ypg) to lead Kentucky, completing 66.5% of his passes and collecting 23 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 387 rushing yards (32.3 ypg) on 92 carries with nine rushing touchdowns.
  • Christopher Rodriguez Jr. has carried the ball 205 times for a team-high 1,271 yards (105.9 per game), with nine touchdowns this year.
  • This season Kavosiey Smoke has collected 406 yards (33.8 per game) on 81 attempts with four touchdowns.
  • Wan’Dale Robinson’s 1,164 receiving yards (97.0 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 94 receptions and seven touchdowns.
  • Josh Ali has caught 41 passes for 601 yards (50.1 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
  • Izayah Cummings has hauled in 13 grabs for 182 yards (15.2 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.

Iowa Players to Watch

  • Spencer Petras has thrown for 1,669 yards (128.4 ypg) to lead Iowa, completing 56.6% of his passes and recording nine touchdown passes and six interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Tyler Goodson, has carried the ball 256 times for 1,151 yards (88.5 per game), with six touchdowns this year. He’s also caught 31 passes for 247 yards (19.0 per game) and one touchdown.
  • This season Gavin Williams has racked up 207 yards (15.9 per game) on 49 attempts.
  • Sam LaPorta’s 548 receiving yards (42.2 yards per game) lead the team. He has 46 receptions with two touchdowns.
  • Keagan Johnson has recorded 352 receiving yards (27.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns, reeling in 18 passes this year.
  • Nico Ragaini’s 26 grabs have netted him 331 yards (25.5 ypg) and one touchdown.

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