Vegas vs the Hawkeyes

October 21, 2009

Written by Jon Miller

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Ken Miller of 1460 KXNO passed along the following Vegas odds today on the boards…and they pertain to what Iowa’s odds would be against Florida, Alabama and USC.  The odds come courtesy of Kenny White, Las Vegas Sports Consultants.

Florida -9.5 over Iowa: The Gators as just less than a touchdown and a field goal over the Hawks on a neutral site?  Can’t argue with this one, as I don’t think the match up would be favorable.  Iowa has given up some yards to spread teams this year, but for the most part, they did well inside the redzone.  Would Tim Tebow and company be a different story?  Then again, the Gators offense has not been impressive in conference games against Tennesee, LSU and Arkansas, and Iowa has one of the 15 best overall defenses in the nation.

Alabama -7 over Iowa: I think this game would be a lower scoring slugfest, and I don’t have too much of a problem with this line.  I think the Hawks match up more favorably against Alabama, yet I rank Alabama as #1 in the nation this week on my Top 25 ballot that doesn’t matter to anyone but me.

USC -7 over Iowa on a neutral field:  There is a part of me that would really love for USC to be Iowa’s opponent in the post seasn this year.  Mainly because that would mean it would be in Pasadena.  I think the Hawks can beat this USC team.

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USC -13 over Iowa in the Rose Bowl:  See what a home field can do for you?  I still like Iowa’s chances.

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If I had to pick one of these three teams for Iowa to play, based on the best chance at a win, I would choose for the Hawks to play against Alabama.  I just like the style match up the best.   What do you say?  Leave your thoughts below in our comments section.  You must be a registered user of the site and logged in to leave your comments.

PS:  Here is this week’s Las Vegas Sports Consultants Top 25 Poll.  I liked these guys a lot better weeks 1 thru 5:  LINK

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Las Vegas Sports Consultants – Week 8 Rankings
RankTeamRatingLast Week
1Florida122.11
2Texas119.62
3Alabama118.04
4Southern Cal117.93
5Oklahoma111.75
6Texas Christian111.010
7Penn State110.88
8Ohio State110.66
9Boise State110.49
10Oregon110.210
11LSU109.912
12Iowa109.514
12Mississippi109.514
14Nebraska109.37
15Texas Tech108.722

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