Kansas State vs Iowa State Betting Pick
Kansas State Wildcats vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds
Kansas State, off to a 5-0 start to this season after kicking in-state rival Kansas, hit the Big 12 road for a trip to Ames to take on 4-1 Iowa State Saturday afternoon (noon ET, FX).
The Wildcats, who have climbed to No. 6 in the rankings, were early seven-point favorites over the Cyclones, who just upset TCU.
It was bet down to -6 late Friday. Iowa State is 6-2 ATS in eight recent battles vs K-State.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 39 (Cyclones) and the No. 43 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 53-36 result in favor of the Wildcats is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 73-ranked offense (26.8 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 16 at 15.6 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 206.6 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (253.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 88 yards per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, ranks No. 60 in rushing offense at home.
Kansas State was a 56-16 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kansas. They covered the 24.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (72) made winners of OVER bettors. Collin Klein went over the 100-yard mark (116) in his team's latest effort as Kansas State defeated Kansas by a score of 56-16 on Saturday.
Iowa State was a 37-23 winner in their most recent outing on the road against TCU. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (60) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out for the the Horned Frogs, they were scorched by Josh Lenz for 147 receiving yards against the Cyclones in a 37-23 loss at Amon Carter Stadium.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Wildcats at Cyclones trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas State's last 13 games on the road
Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas State
Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas State at West Virginia, Saturday, October 20
Iowa State at Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 20