Iowa State Vs. UNI Odds Lean Toward The Cyclones

Written By Russ Mitchell on September 2, 2021 - Last Updated on March 15, 2024
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The seats and viewing options may be hard to find for the Iowa State vs. UNI opener on Saturday. The Iowa State-UNI odds might be a little tricky find at the moment as well.

The No. 7 Iowa State Cyclones host the UNI Panthers at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Since Northern Iowa is an FCS opponent, some sportsbooks in Iowa held off on posting odds for the game as of Thursday afternoon.

DraftKings Sportsbook in Iowa is an exception. You’ll find odds at BetRivers Sportsbook in Iowa and at Unibet IA — the state’s newest sportsbook — as well.

Other sportsbooks may set lines as the kickoff nears, so hover over the “Iowa Odds” menu option at the top of this page. From there, use the drop-down toggle to select college football. A second toggle at the page will give you options for spread, moneyline and over/under.

Here’s a quick glance for the Panthers-Cyclones game:

Sportsbook promos for Iowa State vs. UNI bets

Unibet Sportsbook

To mark its new arrival, Unibet Sportsbook has a special offer for new betting customers in Iowa.

Bet a minimum of $5 on the Iowa State moneyline this weekend and get $50 if your team scores a touchdown in the game. Use the Unibet special offer link to receive the offer. Don’t forget to enter the promo code IOWASPECIAL.

PointsBet Sportsbook

Iowa PointsBet customers get a fun way to start the season. It’s called “pick your side on the house booster.”

Customers can visit PointsBet for the following wager:

  • Iowa State to score 1+ point vs. Northern Iowa (+100)
  • Iowa to score 1+ point vs. Indiana (+100).

The maximum bet is $10.

Iowa State’s status as a top 25 team unlocks another PointsBet promotion as well.

The sportsbook is offering +100 “no juice” spreads on every top 25 college football game. The no juice markets can be parlayed. It’s not available for live betting, however — pregame only. PointsBet will add the win to your account for future bets, but you won’t be able to cash it out.

UNI faces long odds in road trip to Ames

Officials in Ames on Tuesday said the Iowa State vs. UNI game sold out Jack Trice Stadium. Next week’s Cy-Hawk game is also a sellout. Those back-to-back sellouts to start the season have only happened three previous times since 2015.

The game is being streamed as part of the “Big 12 Now” package at ESPN+. It costs $7.48 per month to add the subscriber platform if you want to watch your Iowa State football bets.

ISU brings back 19 starters from a 9-3 team that reached the Big 12 Championship game and won the Fiesta Bowl. Sportsbooks think UNI will have a long bus ride home, based on the point spread.

The Cyclones history of season-opening struggles in the Matt Campbell era, however. The Iowa State vs. UNI series has contributed its share of the angst for Cyclone fans:

  • 2016 — UNI beat Iowa State 25-20.
  • 2017 — The Cyclones beat UNI 42-24 in what might have been the only comfortable opener in Campbell’s five years at the helm.
  • 2018 — The opener vs. South Dakota State was canceled due to thunderstorms. Iowa State lost 13-3 to Iowa the following week.
  • 2019 — Iowa State needed triple overtime to beat UNI 29-26.
  • 2020 — The Cyclones lost to Louisiana 31-14.

Northern Iowa is No. 22 in the FCS preseason top 25.

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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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