Iowa State vs. Kansas State Spread Pick
The Iowa State Cyclones are laying nearly two touchdowns at home against the visiting Kansas State Wildcats tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will Matt Campbell’s squad blowout the visitors or can Bill Snyder’s team hang?
207 Kansas State Wildcats at 208 Iowa State Cyclones
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 24, 2018
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are 12-point favorites to beat the Wildcats. The total, meanwhile, sits at 4 points. As of this writing, 59% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cyclones.
Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State redshirt sophomore QB Skylar Thompson completed 17-of-26 passes for 213 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 21-6 win against Texas Tech. Thompson returned to action after missing last week's rivalry game due to an undisclosed injury suffered early in the TCU game on Nov. 3. He didn't show any ill effects of the injury, and he tossed his first touchdown since Oct. 6 at Baylor. It's been a slow go for Thompson this season, and he has managed only two touchdown passes in parts of the past seven games. He and his teammates are still alive for bowl eligibility, but they'll need to pull the road upset at Iowa State on Nov. 24.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State freshman QB Brock Purdy was replaced by backup Kyle Kempt during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game at Texas. Purdy, whose play since being inserted as the starter gave Iowa State an outside chance of earning a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, had a tough night in Austin. The freshman signal-caller was 10-of-23 with 130 yards and an interception, and he also took numerous hits throughout the night before being replaced by Kempt.
The Wildcats are 20-9-1 against the spread in their last 30 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The Cyclones are 8-1 against the number in their last nine games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
The Wildcats are winless at the betting window in their last four games against the Cyclones and are just 1-4-1 against the number in their last six trips to Ames. Kansas State has also failed to cover in all four of its last four games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in its previous contest. On the other side, the Cyclones are 13-4 against the spread in their last 17 home games and are 24-8-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall.
College Football Prediction: Iowa State Cyclones -12