TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST
#161 NORTHWESTERN (+2′) over Iowa at 3:30 PM EST
The Wildcats apply to a solid 112-71-2 ATS for 61.2 percent road dog system on Saturday and they’ll have no trouble pulling off the upset in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes enter this Big 12 contest off a surprising road loss in West Lafayette to the Boilermakers and they’ll have trouble getting back on track here.
Northwestern sure looked good in its season-opening 40-point home win over Maryland last Saturday. Off that blowout victory, the Purple Cats are in prime position to cash another ticket this week. Revenge motivation will ensure that happens too. Last year, Northwestern (+7’) hosted Iowa and the Wildcats got absolutely hammered 20-0. According to the Team Stryker College Database, game two college teams that take the field off a blowout win of 40 points or more hold a reliable 41-23 ATS record provided they are fighting with revenge. As long as both teams arrive without rest, this situation improves to a solid 32-17 ATS including 19-9 ATS if they are priced as an underdog or a favorite of -2 or less.
The knee-jerk reaction would be to side with Iowa coming off that loss at Purdue. Proceed with caution if you decide to go that route. When priced competitively as a home favorite of -9 or less in their home opener, the Hawkeyes own a head-scratching 1-6 SU and 0-7 ATS record. In addition, since 1980, single-digit Big 10 home favorites that own a team won/loss percentage less than .500 hold a feeble 24-35-1 ATS record provided they check in off a SU and ATS loss. If our “play against” piece of chalk is priced short at -6 or less, this situation crashes to a miserable 15-26-1 ATS. Finally, in Big 10 play going into revenge, head coach Kirk Ferentz’s kids have notched a poor 15-21-1 ATS mark including a dismal 5-12-1 ATS if the Hawkeyes are playing in the comforts of home.
Offensively, the Purple Cats posted 43 points and 537 total yards in their blowout home win over the Terrapins. With former IU quarterback Peyton Ramsey behind center leading the way, new coordinator Mike Bajakain will have the Wildcats moving the chains once again and in position for a huge payback payday. Take Northwestern. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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