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No. 5 Iowa vs. Maryland lines, odds: Advanced computer model reveals picks for Friday's Big Ten battle

The SportsLine Projection Model, which is on an 81-61 run on all top-rated college football picks, has simulated the conference battle between the Hawkeyes and Terrapins 10,000 times
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The fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes aim for their 11th consecutive victory when they visit the Maryland Terrapins for a Big Ten Conference showdown on Friday. Iowa (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) rallied to defeat Colorado State 24-14 on Saturday, while Maryland (4-0, 1-0) cruised to a 37-16 victory over Kent State.

Kickoff from Maryland Stadium in College Park is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Hawkeyes are three-point favorites in the latest Iowa vs. Maryland odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under for total points scored is 47.5. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)

Before making any Maryland vs. Iowa picks or college football predictions, see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,300 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. After going a sizzling 9-3 in Week 4, it enters Week 5 of the 2021 season on an 81-61 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Iowa is seeking its first 5-0 start since 2015, when it won its first 12 games of the season. The Hawkeyes have averaged 32.9 points during their current 10-game winning streak while allowing 12.7 per contest during the run. Junior running back Tyler Goodson has rushed for 11 touchdowns while averaging 100.9 yards on the ground over the 10 games.

The model also knows Maryland's passing game was in high gear in the victory over Kent State. Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 384 yards as he completed passes to 12 different receivers. Junior Jeshaun Jones made a team-high five catches for 78 yards while senior Dontay Demus Jr. hauled in four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Now the model has simulated Iowa vs. Maryland 10,000 times, and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is projecting Under on total points, and it has generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in your own picks.

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