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Music City Bowl game odds: Opening line for Iowa vs. Missouri

We’ve got an early look at the opening odds for the Music City Bowl game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Missouri Tigers.

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (6) reacts with offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum (65) and offensive lineman Kyler Schott (64) after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa Hawkeyes closed out with an impressive end to their regular season, and they’ll get to close it out with a .500 Missouri Tigers team in the Music City Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Iowa vs. Missouri

Point spread: Iowa opened at -14, now -15.5
Point total: 50.5

How they got here

Coming off a bad offseason in the Iowa football program, the Hawkeyes lost each of their first two games trying to replace a three-year starter at quarterback. Instead of quitting on the season, Iowa rallied for six consecutive victories, finished off by a canceled game against Michigan during Champions Week to finish 6-2.

As for Missouri, it finished the season with a 5-5 record in the first season under Eli Drinkwitz. The Tigers rattled off three victories in a row before losing their last two to close out the season against Georgia and Mississippi State.

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