Early point spreads

Grady

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Listed Point spreads for Iowa games from FDSportsbook:
Iowa State (+6) @ Iowa (down from 6.5 yesterday)
Michigan (-4) @ Iowa
Iowa (+21) @ Ohio State

I'll take Iowa, Michigan, and Iowa.
The Iowa St. line seems about right. Without doing a deep dive the Michigan line seems low -- on a neutral field in the BTen championship game the Wolverines led 28-3 before breaking it open in the 4th qtr...Kinnick getting a lot of credit for that line. +21 is pushing it vs. Iowa's D, but frankly, I wouldn't bet either way on any of those spreads.
 

racerhawk

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The Iowa St. line seems about right. Without doing a deep dive the Michigan line seems low -- on a neutral field in the BTen championship game the Wolverines led 28-3 before breaking it open in the 4th qtr...Kinnick getting a lot of credit for that line. +21 is pushing it vs. Iowa's D, but frankly, I wouldn't bet either way on any of those spreads.
I would prolly take Meechigan here too but they will be missing two NFL-level DEs that destroyed our inexperienced tackles last year. I think it's different this year but Mich still has a pretty large talent differential. Having said that, Iowa returns the most starters in the BoneG. I wouldn't be on this game.
 

racerhawk

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Only a few of the seniors are still there from the 2017 Iowa win. And the coaching staff has all changed.
I think he may have been joking... and O$U may roll everyone this year. We'll see I guess. Their really young offense looked really good in the bowl game. I'd be surprised if they aren't in the playoffs this year. I like to be surprised, though.
 

Seth53

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I think he may have been joking... and O$U may roll everyone this year. We'll see I guess. Their really young offense looked really good in the bowl game. I'd be surprised if they aren't in the playoffs this year. I like to be surprised, though.
Dam Racer....where you been??
 

99topdawg

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Iowa/ISU is always a pretty tough bet and I'd never touch it. However, I'll drop a little reminder:

Things that happened in 2014

--Obama is president
--Greg Davis OC
--Fran McCaffrey's 4 season
--Jonathan Parker saved the ball from going out of bounds in the Hawkslayer Bowl (Jan 2, 2015)
--Iowa State last scored a TD in Kinnick

This is gonna come back this fall and bite me in the ass.
 

kicker22

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Isn't Michigan losing a lot in terms of players graduating or going to the NFL?

I have to think Iowa has the Michigan game circled.
Iowa should have had the last Michigan game circled. Just my opinion, but if your not ready to play in a conference championship what good does circling it on the schedule do. They can circle it all they want, but they better be ready to show up on game day.
 

NorthKCHawk

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Up until the Big Ten Championship game I didn't think any team could beat Iowa by 21 with our style of play and salty defense. But, like us beating OSU the last time out, sometimes a team is just clicking on a given day. But, the odds of OSU beating us by 21 is pretty low IMHO. I see that as a 28-13 type of affair. We get one cheap touchdown on a trick play and two short field FGs. The rest of the day is a lot of punting and valiant effort by our overtaxed defense.
 

racerhawk

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Dam Racer....where you been??
Hey, man! I worked in Denver for the past three years, and now I'm in LA. Even with that, I will STILL get back to a few Hawk games this year, as I'm keeping my season tickets. How are you?
 

Seth53

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Hey, man! I worked in Denver for the past three years, and now I'm in LA. Even with that, I will STILL get back to a few Hawk games this year, as I'm keeping my season tickets. How are you?
Got married. Moved from Durant to near Geneseo, IL. Still working as a pharmacist. Going to less games but make a couple a year. Always do an away game. :)
 

racerhawk

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Got married. Moved from Durant to near Geneseo, IL. Still working as a pharmacist. Going to less games but make a couple a year. Always do an away game. :)
Congrats on getting married. If you like, let me know which games you're going to and I'll see if I can stop by and say hi.
 

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