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2016 Rose Bowl Betting Preview - Stanford Solid Favorite Over Iowa

The 2016 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual takes place on Friday, January 1, and features the Stanford Cardinal taking on the Iowa Hawkeyes. The game at the Rose Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 5:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN3. Currently, Stanford is a solid favorite to win.

The Cardinal are 11-2 SU and 9-4 ATS so far this season. Seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other six going UNDER. They are coming off of a 41-22 win over USC, where they won against the spread as -4 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 59 ½ point line set by online betting experts in that game.

The Hawkeyes are 12-1 SU and 7-5-1 ATS overall this year. Seven of their games went OVER the line, with five going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 16-13 loss to Michigan State, where they were 3 point underdogs, resulting in a PUSH. The total went UNDER the 50 point line set by the sportsbook in that matchup.

Stanford is 6-1 ATS at a neutral site, and 5-1 ATS in bowl games. They are 9-3 ATS after a SU win, and 7-3 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 12-4 ATS overall recently, and 8-3 ATS against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 at a neutral site, and OVER in 7 of their last 9 coming off of a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 8 of their last 11 after a SU win.

Iowa is 5-2 ATS in January, and 5-2 ATS in bowl games. They are 1-3-1 ATS at a neutral site, and 41-20-1 ATS coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 against the Pac 12, and UNDER in 8 of their last 10 games at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 11 against teams with a winning record, and OVER in 3 of their last 5 in non-conference play. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 bowl games, and OVER in 13 of their last 21 games overall.

These teams have never met before. For Friday's Rose Bowl, Stanford is listed as a -6 point favorite in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 53 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Hawkeyes are listed at +190, with the Cardinal a -230.