Jayhawks open as underdog vs Cyclones
Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
The visiting Cyclones hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Memorial Stadium against the Jayhawks.
They will face the 5-5 Cyclones, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jayhawks are 3-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cyclones are 3-6 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Cyclones listed as 8-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Jayhawks at No. 51 and the Cyclones at No. 66 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 24-10 result in favor of the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 115-ranked offense (18.6 PPG) against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 34 at 22.6 PPG. The Jayhawks passing attack has averaged 147.8 yards per game, less than the Cyclones give up through the air (293.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Cyclones feature the league's No. 68-rated road run defense, allowing 171.2 yards per game. Kansas, meanwhile, ranks No. 45 in rushing offense at home.
Iowa State was a 33-7 loser in its last match on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 40 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Iowa State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Longhorns as Texas blasted them 33-7 in Week 11 action.
Kansas lost its last outing, a 41-34 result against Texas Tech on November 10. Kansas covered in that game as a 24-point underdog, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Kansas got a 202-yard performance from Tony Pierson, but Texas Tech prevailed 41-34.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A few Cyclones at Jayhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa State's last 10 games when playing Kansas
Iowa State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Kansas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas's last 10 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 9 games
Iowa State home to West Virginia, Saturday, November 24
Kansas at West Virginia, Saturday, December 1