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Cyclones vs Red Raiders Betting Matchup Report

Texas Tech Red RaidersIowa State Cyclones
Sep 29, 8:00 PM | Grass of Jack Trice Stadium

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


The Red Raiders will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cyclones in Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday in Week 5 action.

They bring a 3-0 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 3-0 Red Raiders, who are 3-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Iowa State go 1-1 so far and the Red Raiders go 1-1.

View Texas Tech vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Red Raiders in this one found them as 1-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: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cyclones at No. 26 and the Red Raiders at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 65-42 result in favor of the Red Raiders.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 67-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 6 at 10 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 254 yards per game, more than the Red Raiders give up through the air (85 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Red Raiders own the league's No. 43-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 42 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Texas Tech was a 49-14 winner at home against New Mexico. They covered the 32.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In Texas Tech's last outing, Seth Doege threw for 340 yards to lead the Red Raiders over New Mexico 49-14 at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Iowa State was a 37-3 winner in its last match at home against Western Illinois. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Western Illinois didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cyclones as Iowa State blasted them 37-3 in Week 3 action.

Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Red Raiders at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 7 games on the road
Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Texas Tech home to Oklahoma, Saturday, October 6
Iowa State at TCU, Saturday, October 6