Free Week 4 Prediction: Zips vs Cyclones Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 4
(2-0) Akron Zips vs. Iowa State Cyclones (0-2)
Date: Saturday September 22nd 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa State -17.5
NCAA Betting Total: 47.5
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The Akron Zips are looking to continue their impressive winning streak as they head into Iowa State with a potential three game winning streak at stake.
As for the Iowa State Cyclones, it has been an up an down season for them so far but they have the best odds of winning their first football games this season on Saturday.
The Akron Zips are looking to continue the upset trends heading into Iowa State as the Cyclones have yet to have a successful game this season. As for the Zips they come into this game unbeaten thanks to a rushing and passing game that has yet to be stopped. The Zips are off wins against the Morgan State Bears and Northwestern Wildcats. The Zips have been known for making turnovers on defense every game as that came to their saving rescue against the Wildcats last week.
Even though the Zips do not have the most powerful offense and defense in the CFB, they have been able to secure games win needed down the stretch. Against the Wildcats is a perfect example. QB Kato Nelson only completed 17 of his 28 passing attempts for 277 passing yards and two touchdowns but did not commit a turnover.
However on the other end, QB of the Wildcats Clayton Thorson would complete 33 of his 52 passing attempts for a whooping 383 passing yards and two touchdowns. However he would commit turnovers with his two interceptions. The only way the Zips are going to stay close in this one will be to commit turnovers and often.
Iowa State Cyclones
It has been a tough stretch for the Iowa State Cyclones as they come into this game without a win under their belt. They opened up the season on the road against the Iowa Hawkeyes as the offense was only able to gather up 220 total yards of offense. They could not get the ball moving downfield one bit. However on the plus side, the Cyclones defense forced four turnovers and kept the Hawakeyes to only 13 points.
The Following week, the defense also stood up to its name with only allowing 37 points to the ranked Oklahoma Sooners offense at home. On the flip side the offense along with QB Zeb Noland finally got a groove in the game as he tore about the Sooners secondary.
Noland would complete 25 of his 36 passing attempts for 360 passing yards along with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Zips have been known for forcing turnovers as Noland cannot fall into that both Saturday.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cyclones are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Cyclones are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. MAC.
- Cyclones are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
- Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
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The Cyclones are hungry for their first win of the season and they get it in grand fashion against the Zips.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State Cyclones -17.5
The Cyclones finally get some offensive momentum and the defense forces some turnovers on the Akron side as well/
Week 4 Free Score Prediction: Akron 17 – Iowa State 41
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