Baylor vs. Iowa State Prediction

College Football Week 5 Predictions: Baylor vs. Iowa State 10/1/16

Will Baylor rack up enough points to cover versus Iowa State today at 12:00PM ET in Ames?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bears are 17-point road favorites versus the Cyclones after opening as a 16.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number currently sits at 61 points after it opened at 60.

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The Bears are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games following a win and are 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall. They're also just 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven conference games and have failed to cover in their last four games versus an opponent with a losing record. That said, they're 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.

The Cyclones, meanwhile, are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven conference games nad are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games in October. That said, they've failed to cover in all four of their last four games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous contest. They're also 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Bears are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games in Ames and the home team is 10-2-1 at the betting window in the last 13 meetings between these two teams. After beating Oklahoma State last week, this is a perfect spot to bet against a Baylor team that could be primed for a letdown against an inferior opponent.

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