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Cyclones Bears Betting Preview for Week 9

Baylor BearsIowa State Cyclones
Oct 27, 7:00 PM | Grass of Jack Trice Stadium

Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

3-3TEAM RECORD4-3

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Bears on Saturday when they take on the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Week 9 action.

The Cyclones sit at 4-3 (3-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bears are currently 3-3 (3-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Iowa State is 2-4 OU, and Baylor is 5-0 OU.

View Baylor vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cyclones, currently No. 39 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Bears, who rate No. 66 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 40-38 victory for the Cyclones.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 90-ranked offense (23.6 PPG) against a Bears defense that ranks No. 124 at 44 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 205.6 yards per game, less than the Bears give up through the air (356 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bears feature the league's No. 92-rated road run defense, allowing 221.3 yards per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.

Baylor lost its last outing, a 56-50 result against Texas on October 20. Baylor covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 106 combined points took the game OVER the total. Nick Florence's 352-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Texas earned a 56-50 win over Baylor on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Iowa State was a 31-10 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors. Iowa State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cowboys as Oklahoma State blasted them 31-10 in Week 8 action.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Bears at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baylor's last 8 games on the road
Baylor is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Baylor is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Baylor is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Baylor

Next up:
Baylor home to Kansas, Saturday, November 3
Iowa State home to Oklahoma, Saturday, November 3