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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(2-1) Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears (3-0)
Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Iowa -7 | Baylor +7
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Iowa – 280 Baylor +230
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 47.5
Iowa State Cyclones head to Waco Texas this Saturday to take on the undefeated Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium. Iowa comes in here off of a pretty great game against the UNLV Rebels, as they destroyed the team from Nevada by a score of 48-3 and I would not be at all surprised to see some of that momentum come to Texas with them.
Baylor should come into this one feeling really good about themselves winning their last game against the Kansas Jayhawks in blow-out fashion finishing up that game with a 45-7 victory. Despite being 3-0, we have seen Baylor be a bit shaky at times namely in that first game against Texas State, so it will be interesting to see which Baylor team shows up in this big time home spot.
Iowa State Cyclones
Basically everyone went off in that last game for the Cyclones with Brock Purdy getting to show off a bit completing 21 of 24 passes and throwing for 3 touchdowns. Even with Purdy playing excellent, the heart and soul of this offense is still Breece Hall who went for 100 yards in that last game and who should be able to excel once again this Saturday.
No, the Baylor Bears have not played the toughest competition, but you can only beat what is in front of you and they have done exactly that starting the season in impressive fashion putting up a 3-0 record.
Gerry Bohanon has looked solid at the QB position putting up 664 yards and taking care of the ball having yet to throw a single interception, but much like the Cyclones, this offense runs through the running game. That is a scary thing for the Cyclones, as Baylor has two excellent backs who have both averaged over 7 yards per carry in Abram Smith and Trestan Ebner.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0-1 in Cyclones last 6 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Under is 6-0 in Cyclones last 6 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 11-1-1 in Cyclones last 13 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Under is 6-1 in Cyclones last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 7-1 in Bears last 8 games as a home underdog.
- Under is 5-1 in Bears last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 14-6-1 in Bears last 21 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
This total has already moved down half a point and I could not agree more with that line move, as I love the under here. These teams are both predicated on defense and the running game and even though there may be some success in the rushing game that is going to take up a ton of clock.
These running backs from Baylor will not be facing off against the likes of the Jayhawks or Texas State and I can really see them struggling here against the defensive front the Cyclones bring to town.
I do feel quite a bit more comfortable with the under, but if you are going with a side I would lean towards the Cyclones, as they have a lot more talent and Brock Purdy takes care of the ball quite well.
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