Free NCAA Football Prediction: Cyclones vs. Mountaineers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 9
(5-2, 3-1) #22 Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3)
Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Venue: Milan Pusker Stadium, Morgantown, WV
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Iowa State -7 / West Virginia +7 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Cyclones -280, Mountaineers +230
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 48
The No.22-ranked Iowa State Cyclones will travel to Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia on Saturday afternoon for a Big 12 Conference battle versus the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Cyclones catapulted themselves back into the AP Top-25 rankings with a win over Big 12 Conference rival and #8-ranked Oklahoma State last weekend.
Meanwhile, West Virginia is fresh off of its first Big 12 win, taking down TCU 29-17 on the road in Fort Worth.
Iowa State Cyclones
Breece Hall capped off a late touchdown drive and Iowa State knocked off No. 8-Oklahoma State 24-21 last weekend at home. Quarterback Brock Purdy completed 27-of-33 for 307 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions while Hall finished with 70 rushing yards and a touchdown on the day.
The Cyclones offense has been average in the Big 12, averaging the 6th most yards per game with 428.9. They average 32.3 points per game, right in the middle of the conference at 6th best for scoring.
Iowa State ‘s defense has lights out this season, allowing just 262.9 yards per game which is best in the conference. The teams scoring defense is only surrendering 17.0 points per game which is also best in the notoriously weak defensive Big 12 conference.
A 6-foot-1 senior, Purdy has completed 75.3 percent of his passes for 1,648 yards with 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has done a better job of taking care of the football this season and has not thrown an interception in three consecutive games.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia pulled out a 29-17 win on the road against TCU last week. Leddie Brown rushed 24 times for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns to help the Mountaineers earn their first Big 12 win. Starting quarterback Jarrett Doege finished 21-of-28 passing for 257 yards on the day to help the Mountaineers avoid their first 0-4 start in Big 12 play since 2015.
The Mountaineers offense has been right below average in the Big 12, averaging the 7th most yards per game with 393.3. They average 28.4 points per game, also good for 7th best in the conference.
West Virginia’s defense has been right in the middle of the pack, they are currently allowing 357.3 yards per game which is 5th best in the conference. The teams scoring defense has also been solid surrendering just 21.7 points per game, 4th best in the Big 12.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Iowa State is 4-2-1 ATS this season
- Iowa State UNDERS are 4-3 this season
- West Virginia is 2-5 ATS this season
- West Virginia UNDERS are 4-3 this season
4* Free Week 9 NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State -7
While the Mountaineers’ defense carried them last week, West Virginia is going to need more from its offense to get the job done this week.
The problem is, Doege has struggled against Division-I competition this season. In 6 games against D-I foes, he has thrown for as many touchdowns as interceptions (5) and he’s accounted for more than one touchdown in just one of those games.
Meanwhile, Iowa State is suddenly trending up following a slow start to the season. Look for the Cyclones to take care of business and cover the spread on the road against the Mountaineers on Saturday afternoon.
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