Tennessee vs Iowa Prediction NCAAF Picks 1/1
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- Dec 31, 2023, 10:43:08 PM
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NCAAF Predictions: Cheez-It Citrus Bowl - Iowa vs. Tennessee
Get ready for a defensive battle as the Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2024, at 11:00 AM in Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. Here's a detailed analysis of the upcoming game:
The Cheez-It Citrus Bowl is set to kick off at 11:00 AM in Camping World Stadium, with a game-time temperature of 63 degrees in Orlando, FL. ABC will provide live coverage. Tennessee holds a -5.5 point spread advantage, and the Over/Under is set at 35.5 points.
Team Stats and Leaders
The Hawkeyes have relied on their strong defense throughout the season, led by quarterback D. Hill. Their offense, however, has struggled, making them a team that excels in low-scoring affairs.
Tennessee will be without star quarterback J. Milton III for this matchup. Running back J. Wright and receiver S. White will need to step up in his absence. The Volunteers will look to capitalize on Iowa's offensive struggles.
Iowa enters the Citrus Bowl with a 10-3 record. They are coming off a tough loss against MICH where their defense performed admirably, but the offense struggled to score points.
Tennessee has an 8-4 record and will be looking to overcome the absence of J. Milton III. The Volunteers have had mixed results in their recent games, and their offense may face challenges against Iowa's strong defense.
The Cheez-It Citrus Bowl promises to be a defensive game, given Iowa's excellent defensive performance throughout the season and their terrible offense who couldn't score a single point in the last game. With Tennessee missing key offensive pieces, particularly J. Milton III, scoring opportunities may be limited for the Volunteers.
Expect a low-scoring affair where both defenses shine. The under of 35.5 points is the recommended pick, considering Iowa's defensive prowess and offensive struggles, combined with Tennessee's missing offensive firepower.