Iowa State vs. West Virginia Prediction
Will Iowa State pull off yet another upset when the Cyclones travel to Morgantown this afternoon to play West Virginia?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: West Virginia. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mountaineers are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Cyclones, who also opened as 3.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number sits at 60 points after hitting the board at 62.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: West Virginia. As of Saturday morning, the Mountaineers were receiving 52% of the backing from public bettors.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: West Virginia. The favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, which coincides with Iowa State also being 1-4 at the betting window in its last five games against WVU. That said, the road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams.
WHO WE LIKE: Iowa State. How can I go against one of the best stories in college football right now? The Cyclones enter today having won four straight games, including a pair of victories over ranked teams in Oklahoma and TCU. Matt Campbell's star is on the rise and if ISU continues to shock opponents every week, he'll have any job he wants by the end of the season. Kyle Kempt is completing 67% of his passes while throwing for nine touchdowns and just two interceptions while leading the Cyclones on their four-game winning streak.
ISU has lost three straight to West Virginia so I don't expect the Cyclones to be overconfident. Plus, ISU is holding opponents to 99 yards per game below their season average. West Virginia, meanwhile, is allowing opponents 42 yards per game above their season average. There's just too much value in the dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +3.5