Stanford vs Iowa Rose Bowl Pick
Betting Line: Stanford -6, Total: 53.5
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Stanford vs Iowa Rose Bowl Preview
No. 6 Stanford won 11 of 12 games and won the Pac-12 title after an opening-week loss to Northwestern, while No. 5 Iowa nearly ran the table before a late Michigan State touchdown doomed them to defeat in the Big Ten Championship game. Their consolation for narrowly missing out on the College Football Playoff is a matchup in the Rose Bowl.
Players to watch
Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey finished runner up in the Heisman voting after compiling 3,496 total yards and 13 touchdowns.
Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell leads the team with 119 tackles, including 7.5 for loss, and also has three interceptions, one fumble forced and one fumble recovery.
Iowa is making its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1990, and has not won the game since 1958.
The Cardinal are facing their fourth different Big Ten team in four years in bowl competition, with wins against Wisconsin in 2012 and Maryland last year and a loss to Michigan State in 2013.
Stanford leads the FBS in time of possession, averaging 35 minutes, 22 seconds per game.
Iowa gives up only 18.5 points per game, ranking 13th in the FBS in scoring defense.
The Hawkeyes are plus-12 in turnover margin this season, while Stanford is even.
Stanford is 12-11-1 all-time in bowl appearances, while Iowa has a record of 14-13-1.
Iowa tight end Jake Duzey is likely out with a knee injury.
Stanford vs Iowa Betting Trends
Team record: 12-1 SU,7-5-1 ATS
Iowa is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Team record: 11-2 SU,9-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Stanford is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Stanford is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Fiesta Bowl Score Prediction: Ohio State 30 – Notre Dame 27
Stanford vs Iowa Rose Bowl Prediction
Both teams had a chance to make the College Football Playoffs this year but came up short. Both offenses averaged over 30 points a game and they should be able to match that in the Rose Bowl. A high scoring (vs the spread) and back and forth game should be entertaining.