Iowa will face the USC Trojans this Friday in the Holiday Bowl. The game will take place in San Diego with the kick-off set for 7:00 p.m. You can watch the broadcast on FS1.

Las Vegas has Iowa favored in the game by two points. Local bookmaker Dalton Smith told me a majority of the money so far has been bet on the Hawks. He told me about 90 percent of the bets favor Iowa and he's worried about his exposure.

Smith told me, "If the Hawks cover, we stand to lose a bunch of cash." He said they've taken a few bets of over $5,000 from a few bettors here in Eastern Iowa. Smith said, "We're hoping USC can pull the upset so it's not a complete bloodbath."

If you ask me, Iowa is the obvious play. I feel the defense will shut down the Trojans and the Hawks should cover easy.

My prediction is Iowa wins the game 17-9.


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