Free Week 3 Prediction: Cyclones vs Rockets Odds
Week 3 College football betting sees the Iowa State Cyclones taking on the Toledo Rockets on Saturday September 19th at Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Iowa State (1-1) vs. Toledo Rockets (1-0)
Date:Saturday, September 20th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Toledo -8
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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Off one of their biggest wins in program history, the Toledo Rockets welcome in another power conference team in the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday night.
Toledo went in to Arkansas and knocked off the Razorbacks 16-12 in a defensive struggle as 23 point underdogs.
Iowa State didn’t fair so well in Week 2 as they fell to arch rival Iowa 31-17.
Iowa State will try to rebound and avoid allowing Toledo to move to 2-0 with two impressive wins against top conference foes.
The Cyclones know all about the Toledo Rockets and their stingy play. Iowa State welcomed in Toledo to their home stadium last season and notched an extremely hard fought 37-30 win.
QB Sam Richardson was the main reason for defeating the Rockets last year as he went for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns.
However, he hasn’t faired that well this year as Richardson has failed to get to 250 yards in either game.
The QB threw for 247 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19 of 35 pass attempts, but failed to do any damage in the 2nd half. The Cyclones scored all 17 of their points in the 1st half and rarely moved the ball throughout the entire 2nd half.
Iowa State’s offense is only averaging 24 points through the first two games of the season, which won’t bode well if this continues to conference play.
The Rockets have made quite the name for themselves just 1 game into the season for them. After their opening game got cancelled due to weather, the Rockets showed no rust, especially defensively in one of their biggest wins in program history.
Coming in as 23 point underdogs, the Rockets won outright against the Razorbacks 16-12.
The Rockets win over the Razorbacks was a monumental win in the aspect as they struggled last season against the Power 5 conferences. In 2014, they allowed an average of 48 points in 3 losses.
Toledo did allow 412 passing yards against them last Saturday, but their defense never broke down. Arkansas found the red zone 4 times in the 2nd half, but the Rockets defense held them to just 3 points.
A win on Saturday for Toledo would mark the first time in school history that they have defeated two Power 5 conference opponents in 1 season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. MAC.
- Cyclones are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
- Cyclones are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Rockets are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Rockets are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
Toledo will try to make history and Iowa State is a very beatable opponent here under the lights in Toledo.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Toledo ATS
This one could very easily come down to who has the ball last. A close game throughout with either team having a chance to come out on top.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 24- Toledo 21
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