College Football betting sites favor Kentucky when the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kentucky Wildcats play on Saturday, December 31 in NCAA college football Music City Bowl action at Nissan Stadium. Iowa is going to enter this matchup at a 7-5 overall record. The Hawkeyes are fresh off a loss to Nebraska. Kentucky is currently with a 7-5 record as well. They beat Louisville in their previous outing.
Iowa vs. Kentucky Music City Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Iowa||-2 ( -110 )||31½ ( -110 )||-130|
|Kentucky||+2 ( -110 )||31½ ( -110 )||+110|
Betting Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa got off to a 3-4 record in their first 7 games. The losses in that period took place against Iowa State, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio State. The Hawkeyes would then go on to hit a winning streak against Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Hawkeyes would suffer another loss back on November 25 against Nebraska. Iowa was facing a deficit of 17-0 at the halftime break and went on to lose 24-17 in spite of some fourth-quarter last-ditch efforts.
Starting QB Alex Padilla posted 141 yards with one touchdown score and one interception. Kaleb Johnson had 109 rushing yards and one score on the ground.
Betting Kentucky Wildcats
The Wildcats did go 4-2 in their first 6 games this 2022 season. The defeats in that interval came versus Ole Miss and South Carolina. Kentucky split the rest of their schedule 3-3. They would defeat Mississippi State, Missouri and Louisville in that period.
On November 26 against Louisville, Kentucky was leading 13-7 at the half time the break. The Wildcats the went on to score ten points in the third quarter on their way to a 26-13 win. Starting quarterback Will Levis compiled 188 yards and two touchdown scores. Chris Rodriguez ran for 120 rushing yards on 24 carries of the ball.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Kentucky Wildcats Music City Bowl Pick
According to the best online sportsbooks, The Hawkeyes are 3-0-1 ATS in their past 4 bowl games and 4-1 ATS against the spread in their last 5 college football games overall. Iowa is 4-1 ATS against the spread playing versus a college football team with a winning record.
The Wildcats are 4-1-1 ATS in the past 6 games played versus the Big Ten and 19-5-2 ATS against the spread playing versus a team with a winning record. Kentucky is 3-1-1 ATS in their past 5 bowl
We will probably stick with Kentucky. As it turns out, these two teams came face to face up back on January 1 in the Citrus Bowl. Kentucky got off to a 20-17 win in that contest. It would not be a surprise to see a similar outcome here.
The Wildcats are fresh off a good defensive outing against a very good Louisville team. They gave up 309 total yards (145 passing yards) with 19 first downs and they collected 3 turnovers. Kentucky has been scoring rather well as of late: 21 or more points in 3 of their past 4.
As for the Iowa college football program, their defense truly delivered in comparable matches this season. The Hawkeyes have allowed 13 or fewer points in 4 of their past 5, but the offensive attack does not necessarily match that intensity.
Iowa has scored only 30 combined points in their past couple of games. This looks like it is going to be a low-scoring affair and it is shaping up to be a fun game to see. We like Kentucky to edge out the cover set by betting sites.
The 2022 Music City Bowl is going to be a college football bowl game which is scheduled to take place on the day of December 31, 2022, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be the 24th annual Music City Bowl.
The game is going to feature two teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big Ten Conference, or the Southeastern Conference. The game is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. CST and it will air on ABC. This is going to be one of the 2022–23 bowl games that will conclude the 2022 FBS football season. It will be sponsored by translation and language services company TransPerfect. The game is going to be officially known as the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.
The second encounter between the two programs after the 2022 Citrus Bowl, the game will feature the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference and the Kentucky Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference. The two college football teams have received and and they have accepted an invitation on Sunday, December 4, 2022.