Game: College Football Holiday Bowl ✅ USC v Iowa Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, USC vs Iowa Picks & USC vs Iowa Predictions
Date: Friday, Dec 27, 2019
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, SDCCU Stadium – San Diego, CA
TV Channel: FS1
Best Iowa Hawkeyes Lines: -2 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 52 : – BETNOW
In NCAA Football Holiday Bowl, we will see USC at Iowa.
The USC Trojans did not have the season they expected and they only won 1 out of their 4 games ranked opponents. They beat Stanford in week 2 by 25 points but then lost to Washington, Notre Dame, and Oregon. The team is scoring 33 points per game and allowing 28. QB Kedon Slovis is completing 72% of his throws for 3242 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions while RB Vavae Malepeai is adding 466 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns.
On the other side, we have the 16th ranked Iowa side. They are 9-3 but they also lost 3 out of their 4 games against ranked opponents. The Hawkeyes have one of the best defenses in the entire NCAA, allowing just 13 points per game and many experts think that this will be the key to this week’s bowl game. DE A.J. Epenesa is a human highlight reel with his 9 sacks on the season.
I agree that Iowa has the better defense as a whole and the front 7 is NFL-esque. However, the Trojans’ receivers will be a mismatch for their secondary and if Slovis manages to get rid of the ball quickly, USC won’t have trouble to win this game.