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Cyclones visit Golden Hurricane in Week 5 battle

Iowa State CyclonesTulsa Golden Hurricane
0-2September 26, 2013, 03:33 | Chapman Stadium1-2


The Iowa State Cyclones look to continue their winning ways on the road - at least from a betting perspective - Thursday when they take on the Golden Hurricane at Chapman Stadium in Week 5 college football wagering action.

The Cyclones are 6-3 ATS in their past nine road games while Tulsa has covered four of its past six home games.

The Golden Hurricane sport records of 1-2 and 0-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cyclones sit at 0-2 and 0-2 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-1 for the Golden Hurricane and 1-1 for the Cyclones.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds and Stats.

The Golden Hurricane were listed as -4-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines. The total was 54 midweek at Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 59 (Golden Hurricane) and the No. 84 (Cyclones) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 18-7 result in favor of the Cyclones is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out, Tulsa lost to the Oklahoma Sooners 51-20 victory over the Golden Hurricane Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 19 PPG, against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 74 this week at 27.5 PPG. The Golden Hurricane aerial game is averaging 220 yards per game, more than the Cyclones secondary allows through the air, 194.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cyclones feature the league's No. 76-rated road run defense, allowing 213.5 yards per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, ranks No. 51 in rushing offense at home.

A few Cyclones at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Iowa State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Iowa State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa State's last 10 games
Iowa State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Tulsa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tulsa is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games
Tulsa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Iowa State at Texas, Saturday, October 5th
Tulsa at Rice, Saturday, October 5th