Free Week 3 Prediction: Cyclones vs Zips Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(1-1) Iowa State Cyclones vs. Akron Zips (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: ISU -10
NCAA Betting Total: 62.5
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This weekend marks another out of conference game to watch out for as two teams are looking to chase down titles this year. Akron is coming off a big win in which they put up 52 points and look to keep rolling at home.
Iowa State is coming off a game that was one of the best games of the day, losing to in state rival Iowa by only 3 points. Both teams look like high powered offenses looking to boat race each other.
Iowa State Cyclones
Jacob Park leads the Cyclones under center and has had quite a few great games thus far this season. Parks is averaging over 300 yards per game and is completing passes at a 64% clip.
As good as the Iowa State offense is through the air they are balanced as well, rushing for over 200 yards last game and really making some noise. Look for a more balanced offense on Saturday for the Cyclones.
Iowa State does struggle on defense though giving up a lot of points a game so this will be the key. If their defense can hold up away from home then they have a big chance to blow this open.
Akron has the most balanced offense that you could ask for, with the Zips averaging over 150 yards through the air and on the ground. But, the biggest star of the Akron team is the defense and specifically their defensive backs.
Forcing turnovers will be key for them to overcome the talent that Iowa State has. If we see a few picks from the Zips defense then they have a great opportunity to stun the Cyclones at home.
Crowd noise and things like that are not going to be a factor in this game so the points should be aplenty and not at a premium. If the Zips hold on a couple of drives they have enough fire power to take this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 20-6 in ISU last 26 games as a favorite.
- ISU are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Under is 8-0 in AKR last 8 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 25-8 in AKR last 33 games as an underdog.
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Iowa State really surprised people this weekend when they took Iowa all the way down to the very end. Nobody was sure if the Cyclones had enough offense to be good this year but it looks like they are more than fine.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State -10
Akron will score a lot of points but I do not think the match up is going to be in their favor as they have a lot of talent they are giving up. Watch for the Cyclones to play clean football and really finish the Zips early.
If the Zips are able to take advantage of a couple mistakes this game could actually be interesting. The Zips should go on to be competitive against their conference foes and be a contender in the bowl games.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 37 – Akron 24
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