|2013 Big 12 College Football Week 8 Odds: Iowa State vs. Baylor|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:00|
Iowa State vs. Baylor Odds
Baylor is 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Big 12, 4-0 at home and 4-1 against the spread. Iowa State is 1-4 overall, 0-2 in conference play, 1-1 on the road and 3-2 against the spread. The home team has won four straight in this series.
Trends show that the favorite has covered in four straight in this series and Iowa State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 trips to Baylor. These two have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Baylor is the clear favorite at home, as the Bears have odds of -34 points against Iowa State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 75.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Baylor favored by 31.5 points. The spread dropped to 30.5 before climbing up to its peak of 34. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 75.5 points.
Baylor continued its impressive season last week with a 35-25 win over Kansas State last week. The Bears are still averaging 63.4 points and 714.4 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 18 points per game. Quarterback Bryce Petty has thrown for 1,680 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the team while Lache Seastrunk has 648 rushing yards with eight scores.
Iowa State is coming off a 42-35 loss at Texas Tech last week. The Cyclones have lost two straight entering this game. Offensively, Iowa State is posting 28.8 points and 387.4 yards per game. Defensively, Iowa State is giving up 29.8 points per game. Sam B. Richardson has thrown for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns while also rushing for 243 yards. Aaron Wimberly has added 367 rushing yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, Baylor tight end Gus Penning is questionable with a foot injury. Iowa State offensive lineman Jacob Gannon (knee) is doubtful while tight end Pierce Richardson (ankle) is questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Iowa State, as the Cyclones are getting 52% of the wagers with odds of +34 points at Baylor on Saturday.