Free Week 3 Prediction: Sooners vs Cyclones Odds
Looking for Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones free picks? Week 3 betting sees the Sooners taking on the Cyclones Saturday September 15th 2018 at Jack Trice Stadium Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Oklahoma Iowa State free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones (0-1)
Date: Saturday September 15th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium
NCAA Football Spread: Oklahoma -17
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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The Oklahoma Sooners have jumped into the top five ranked teams in the nation as they look to keep that going on the road against Iowa State.
As for Iowa State, they are coming off a tread full loss to open up the season as they look to rebound against one of the best.
The Oklahoma Sooners have had a great start to their season so far and are looking for another big road victory against Iowa State. In their last game, they were unable to cover the large spread against the UCLA Bruins, but still got a quality win that will be kept under their belt for awhile.
The Sooners had a field day with their passing game which has been one of the best in the nation. In the win against the Bruins, quarterback Kyler Murray would connect on 19 of his 33 pass attempts for a total of 306 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception. The deep ball was clearly the answer in the win.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Sooners did have some problems trying to solve true freshman dual threat quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson as he finished the day with 254 passing yards, and a touchdown. It was something the Sooners have never seen before, but still managed to get the win.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones started off the season with going 2 miles per hour as they fell to Iowa by the final score of 13-3. It was a very slow game for a hopeful face pace team as they total under 250 offensive yards. That simply will not fly under the Oklahoma defense that will be all over the ball. To start off with, the passing game was a train reck as both quarterbacks Kyle Kempt and Zab Noland combined for 169 passing yards on 19 of 31 completed attempts.
With the Cyclones force to throw much of the game due to being behind, they were unable to get a running game going. Their leading rusher in the loss only had 44 yards on the day. Running back David Montgomery needs to get the offense going agains the Sooners.
On the other side of the ball, the defense did step up when needed when it came to the passing game. They only allowed Iowa quarterback Nathan Stanley 166 passing yards on the day. Expect the passing defense to keep Iowa State in the game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Sooners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Sooners are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Sooners are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Cyclones are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Cyclones are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
Oklahoma had a hard time keep their spread last week as the Iowa State Cyclones will be ready for their hopeful big time game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +17
Love the value here as the Cyclones score early but loss the Sooners in the 4th quarter.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma 41 – Iowa State 27
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