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Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs Iowa State

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsIowa State Cyclones
Dec 30, 3:20 PM | Grass of Yankee Stadium

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


Iowa State became bowl-eligible with a huge upsets over Oklahoma State and Texas Tech and pose a significant Pinstripe Bowl odds challenge to Rutgers here at Yankee Stadium.

The Scarlet Knights were 8-4 on the year while the Cyclones were just 6-6, but it was a solid second half for the Big 12's ISU players. They are just a 2-point underedog at Bovada recently on the point spread.

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The Cyclones currently sports a record of 6-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5 ATS. The Scarlet Knights are 8-4 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cyclones post a 5-7 over under record this season, while the Scarlet Knights have gone 3-9 against the number.

View Rutgers vs Iowa State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Cyclones pegged as 2-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, sat at 44.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Iowa State's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 23.5 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 18.8 PPG. The Cyclones aerial game is averaging 211.7 yards per game, more than the Scarlet Knights secondary allows through the air, 168.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Scarlet Knights own the league's No. 62-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 170.2 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 57 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Rutgers was a 40-22 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors.

Iowa State was a 30-23 loser in its last match on the road against Kansas State. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 53 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in December are 4-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When favored on the road are 6-4

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in December are 3-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When an underdog at home are 4-6

A few Scarlet Knights at Cyclones trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 9 games
Rutgers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games
Iowa State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games