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Cyclones vs Cowboys Preview

Oklahoma State CowboysIowa State Cyclones
5-1October 26, 2013, 12:00 | Jack Trice Stadium1-5

A key Week 9 battle has the visiting Cowboys travelling to Iowa State on Saturday to face the Cyclones.

The Cyclones currently sport a record of 1-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3 ATS. The Cowboys are 5-1 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cyclones post a 5-1 over under record this season, while the Cowboys have gone 2-4 against the number.

View Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

Iowa State were sitting as 14-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 14-rated Cowboys taking on the No. 97-rated Cyclones in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 43-16 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.

Oklahoma State was a 24-10 winner in its last match at home against TCU. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 34 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 85-ranked offense (25.17 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 14 at 18.33 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 220 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (237.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 101.5 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 97 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cowboys at Cyclones trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games
Oklahoma State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 2-13-1 SU in its last 16 games
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma State

Next up:
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, Saturday, November 2nd
Iowa State at Kansas State, Saturday, November 2nd