Free Week 12 Prediction: Cyclones vs Bears Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(6-4) Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears (1-9)
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Venue: McLane Stadium, Laramie, Wyoming
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa State -9
NCAA Betting Total: 54
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The Iowa State Cyclones hit the road to face the Baylor Bears this weekend. Iowa State is 4-3 against conference opponents and the Baylor Bears are 1-6 in Big 12 Conference play this season.
The last time Iowa State and Baylor shared the same field against each other, was last season. The Cyclones lost at home against the Bears, 45-42. Expect this seasons results to be a little different this year.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State was ranked in the top 25 the past several weeks, but a loss last week against the Oklahoma State, 49-42, knocking the Cyclones out of the national ranks. Iowas State recently has lost two in a row.
Despite the recent losses, the Cyclones are Bowl eligible. Not bad for a team who’s starting quarterback quit on them midway through the season. Quarterback Matt Kempt could be ruled out this week at Baylor.
Defensively, the Cyclones did all they could to slow down the Cowboys explosive offense last week. The defense allowed 522 total yards in the loss. The defense is allowing 389 total yards per game this season.
The Baylor Bears are not going to have a winning season, or finished ranked and go to a bowl game. Instead, the Bears season has be a 1-9 disaster. A disaster that started well before the Bears took the field this year.
Consider this season a wash for the Bears. First year head coach, Matt Rhule has done all he could to will Baylor to playing this year; and the results are a one win season with two games to play.
The Baylor defense is something coach Rhule may want to improve. The team is allowing over 36 points and 465 yards per game this season. Good enough to go 1-6 in BIG 12 play this year.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-0 in Cyclones last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 9-0 in Cyclones last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Over is 4-0 in Bears last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
- Home team is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
- Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Baylor.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
This week, there is a question mark at starting quarterback for the Cyclones. If Matt Kempt is unable to play, Zeb Noland will get the start. No matter who the starter is, Baylor could struggle against the pass.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State -9
Iowa State is the better team, but without Kempt at quarterback, the Cyclones could sputter a bit on the road, especially with the pressure of winning six games off their shoulders.
Baylor is going to struggle on offense this week. The Cyclones have one of the better defenses in the Big 12 this year. If the Bears can take care of the ball, this one could be interesting. Take the Cyclones to cover if Kempt plays.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 31 – Baylor 17
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