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Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners, after getting kicked at home by Notre Dame, step back into Big 12 play when they visit the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday afternoon (noon ET, ABC).
OU, which trails K State by a game and a half in the Big 12 standings, was an early 10-point road favorite over ISU, which needs one more victory to become bowl-eligible.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Sooners in this one found them as 10.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 44-rated Cyclones and the No. 16-rated Sooners in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 48-31 win for the Sooners on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 84-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 16 at 17.4 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 227.5 yards per game, more than the Sooners give up through the air (167 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Sooners feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 148 yards per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, ranks No. 80 in rushing offense at home.
Oklahoma was a 30-13 loser in their most recent outing at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (43) made winners of UNDER bettors. In Oklahoma's last outing, Landry Jones threw for 356 yards in a losing cause against the Fighting Irish, 30-13 at Memorial Stadium.
Iowa State won its last outing, a 35-21 result against Baylor on October 27. Iowa State covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 56 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Steele Jantz's 381-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Iowa State earned a 35-21 win over Baylor on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Sooners at Cyclones trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State
Oklahoma is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Oklahoma is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma
Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma home to Baylor, Saturday, November 10
Iowa State at Texas, Saturday, November 10