NCAA football betting handicappers are disappointed with the season ending collapse of the Iowa Hawkeyes as they did not live up to expectations with the NCAA football odds.
Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ will host the Insight Bowl between the #12 Missouri Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, December 28. ESPN will telecast the game with a starting time of 10 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Insight Bowl odds of Missouri -1.
Missouri has a NCAA football gambling record of 10-2 straight up and 7-5 against the spread. The Tigers went under the total in 8 of their 12 games and finished in a tie with Nebraska for first place in the Big 12 North as they lost the tie breaker due to their 31-17 setback at Nebraska on October 30.
Mizzou finished strong with 3 straight wins to close the season and with 2 consecutive payouts as they ended the regular season with a 35-7 win over Kansas. Missouri showed rapid improvement on defense as they ranked 6th overall in the nation for points allowed while the offense was in the upper third in the nation for all main categories.
Blaine Gabbert passed for 2752 yards and TJ Moe had just under 900 yards receiving. What is best about Mizzou is their upside as they are young and will have nearly all key performers back for next year.
Iowa has a record of 7-5 straight up and 5-6-1 with the NCAA football odds. The Hawkeyes went over the total in just 4 games this season.
After starting out with a 7-2 record and being ranked in or near the top 10 and in contention for the Big Ten title the Hawkeyes lost their final three games of the season at Northwestern, at home against Ohio State, and then at lowly Minnesota to turn off their fans and many handicappers who now consider them to be overrated.
Iowa did not go over the total in their final 5 games. The Hawkeyes have a top shelf defense that ranked 7th for points allowed while the offense slumped badly and ended up 61st overall, which proved to be the NCAA football betting difference in the end.