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No. 16 Iowa vs. Northwestern odds heading into game week

The Hawkeyes and Wildcats both try and stop the bleeding in a Big Ten West battle.

Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach Kirk Ferentz watches on durning a college football game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers on October 30th, 2021 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI. Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A battle of two teams that have fallen short as of late will kick off in Chicago as the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Northwestern Wildcats in Chicago, Illinois on November 6th at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game is scheduled to air on an ESPN network, but we don’t know which one yet..

Iowa fell to a disappointing Wisconsin team yesterday 27-7 to likely kill their chances of playing in the Big Ten Championship Game. And speaking of disappointing, Northwestern has followed up an appearance in the title game a year ago with a 1-4 record in the conference, and just 3-5 overall. The Wildcats lost 41-14 to Minnesota on Saturday, so for any chance of bowl eligibility this is a key game for NU.

Opening Odds from Circa Sports

Spread: Iowa -11
Total: 40.5

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