Cyclones vs Cowboys Game Preview
Iowa State Cyclones vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
The Cowboys will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Cyclones at Boone Pickens Stadium in Week 8 action.
Backers of the Cowboys have seen them go 3-2 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Cyclones are at 4-2 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Cyclones are 2-3, while the Cowboys are 3-1.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Cyclones listed as 13-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cowboys, currently No. 39 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cyclones, who rate No. 36 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 51-38 victory for the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma State's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 48.6 PPG, against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 17.7 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 338.2 yards per game, more than the Cyclones secondary allows through the air, 216.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cyclones feature the league's No. 31-rated road run defense, allowing 126.5 yards per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, ranks No. 5 in rushing offense at home.
Iowa State was a 27-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cyclones suffered a Week 7 loss against Kansas State in their last game, falling 27-21 at Jack Trice Stadium.
Oklahoma State was a 20-14 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They failed to cover the 27-point spread as favorites, while the total score (34) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cowboys grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Jayhawks in their last game, winning 20-14 at Memorial Stadium.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Cyclones at Cowboys trends to consider:
Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Iowa State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Oklahoma State is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
Oklahoma State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa State home to Baylor, Saturday, October 27
Oklahoma State home to TCU, Saturday, October 27