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Kansas JayhawksIowa State Cyclones
Nov 5, 12:30 PM | Grass of Jack Trice Stadium

Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


The Iowa State Cyclones host Kansas on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-4 ATS mark against the 2-6 Jayhawks in NCAAF action at Jack Trice Stadium.

This season the Cyclones are 4-4 overall and 4-4 ATS against the number, while the Jayhawks are 2-6 and 3-5 ATS. As for the totals, Iowa State is 4-4 on the OU, and Kansas is 6-2.

View Kansas vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Iowa State opened as 14-point favorites. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cyclones rated this week at No. 93 and the Jayhawks sitting at No. 49. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 26-10 result in favor of the Cyclones this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 79-ranked offense (25.4 PPG) against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 120 at 49.5 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 213.9 yards per game, less than the Jayhawks give up through the air (297.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Jayhawks own the league's No. 120-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 383.7 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 77 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Kansas was a 43-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 28–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (43) made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 41-7 winner on the road against Texas Tech. They covered the 15–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Jayhawks at Cyclones trends to consider:
Kansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Iowa State
Iowa State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas
Iowa State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Iowa State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas

Next up:
Kansas home to Baylor, Saturday, November 12
Iowa State home to Oklahoma State, Friday, November 18