Free Week 5 Prediction: Sooners vs. Cyclones Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-1) Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones (1-1)
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Sooners -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63.5
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The Sooners are looking to rebound from a loss to Kansas State. A loss is one thing, the questions it raises are something else.
Iowa State had their surprise fall in their first game when they lost to Louisiana. They should have some confidence off their win against TCU.
The Cyclones have played the Sooners as well as any team in the conference since Matt Campbell took over as coach. That hook might be a factor.
For the second season in a row the Sooners lost to Kansas State. It may be a surprise that they have had so much trouble with Wildcats but they are still likely to be favored in every other Big 12 game this season.
In the first half, the Sooners were in control last week but in the second half, and especially the fourth quarter the offense and defense fell apart.
Spencer Rattler has looked good early but a few things stand out. The first are those three interceptions, that were critical in the loss. The second is that he is not the runner the last two QBs were. We knew that but how it influences defenses is a thing.
The offensive line was also not good last week and that hurt Oklahoma in terms of giving Rattler time and also pounding the rock to close the game.
The defense gave up 17 points in the fourth quarter last week. When they needed to get stops they couldn’t, and that was against K-State.
Iowa State Cylones
The Cyclones were 0-1 heading into last week’s game against TCU. The game was close and a road win in the conference is nothing to sneeze at.
Sophomore running back Breece Hall is electric. He torched the Horned Frogs for 154 yards and 3 TDs. They might be more of a running team than they thought they were going to be.
Brock Purdy was supposed to the headliner this season but he was bad in the loss and more efficient than great in the loss. They are going to need him to win a game at some point. Maybe this one.
Back to back 30+ points allowed games for the defense do not indicate that this group is ready to step up and stop the Sooners.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OKLA are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in OKLA last 8 road games.
- Over is 19-7 in OKLA last 26 games in October.
- Under is 23-11-2 in ISU last 36 games overall.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
The Sooners were pretty close to winning and the Cyclones were pretty close to losing last week. It is hard to know how much that might have influenced the line. This could be a buying opportunity on Oklahoma, even with the hook.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oklahoma -7.5
Spencer Rattler is not Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray or Jalen Hurts. However, he is good enough, with the talent he has around him to score 30+ points in this one. That should get them a cover here.
I do worry about the Sooners defense but if they can get a nice 10 points working margin we won’t have to sweat too much.
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