Iowa State vs. Kansas State Prediction
Can No. 23 Iowa State go on the road and cover a small spread when the Cyclones take on Kansas State tonight at 7PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
357 Iowa State vs. 358 Kansas State
Saturday, November 30, 2019
7PM ET – Billy Snyder Family Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa State is the favorite on the road, as the Cyclones are getting odds of -4.5 points against Kansas State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Kansas State as the home underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Kansas State gets back on track
Kansas State ended a two-game losing streak last week with a 30-27 win at Texas Tech. The Wildcats are now 7-4 on the season, 4-4 in the Big 12, 8-3 against the spread and 7-3-1 with the under.
The Wildcats are led by their defense, allowing just 21.9 points and 375.8 yards per game. Wyatt Hubert is leading the defense with 26 tackles and seven sacks. Offensively, K-State is putting up 31 points and 384.2 yards per contest. Skylar Thompson has thrown for 2,134 passing yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 364 yards and 10 scores. James Gilbert is the top rusher with 679 yards and six scores, while Dalton Schoen is the leading receiver with 34 catches for 568 yards and four scores. Gilbert is questionable to play today due to an ankle injury.
Cyclones picking up steam
Iowa State is coming off a 41-31 win at home over Kansas. The Cyclones have won two straight coming into this week to get back into the rankings. Iowa State is 7-4 on the year, 5-3 in the Big 12, 5-5-1 against the spread and 5-5-1 with the over/under total.
The Cyclones have been pretty prolific on offense this year, putting up 35.6 points and 479.3 yards per game. Defensively, Iowa State is giving up 25.2 points and 368.9 yards per contest. Brock Purdy has thrown for 3,575 yards and 26 touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 268 yards and eight scores. Breece Hall is the leading rusher with 783 yards and eight touchdowns while Deshaunte Jones is the top receiver with 70 catches for 822 yards and two touchdowns. O’Rien Vance is leading the defense with 56 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last six conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight following a win.
The Cyclones are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in November and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
Kansas State had a long win streak over Iowa State end last year in a 42-38 loss. Iowa State has also covered the spread in four of the last five meetings. This game is a tough call as both teams have had ugly outings and strong outings at home and on the road. I think the two defenses are comparable, but the difference looks to be the offense. Iowa State is putting up nearly 100 yards and five points more per game. I think their explosive ability will help them to a win and cover in this game, as Kansas State could also be without one of their top skill players.
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