Free Week 9 Prediction: Cowboys vs. Cyclones Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(4-3) Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 26th 2019
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Cyclones -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63
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With all of their offensive talent Oklahoma State is a dangerous underdog. Just one missed tackle and they can burn on pretty much every play.
Iowa State is much more methodical but it appears that they have found their rhythm this season. They are going to need some help to make it special though.
I am surprised as to how much of a favourite the Cyclones are at home in this spot.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State is proving that you need a little more balance to win in a top conference. The offense is really good but the defense is holding them back.
Chuba Hubbard continues to put up great stats. He has at least 121 yards rushing in every game but one this season and has scored at least one TD every week.
Spencer Sanders is just a freshman QB so mistakes are to be expected. He has killed them with turnovers though, nine interceptions in the last five games.
He should find more ways to get the ball to Tylan Wallace. He is nearly as explosive as Hubbard but has just 1 TD catch over the last four weeks.
Oklahoma State has to find a way to slow down opponents on defense though or else all that firepower is moot. That has been the story all season. Simple to identify, difficult to change.
Iowa State Cyclones
Coming into the season I thought Iowa State could win 10 games. With two losses already and tough game yet to come that seems unlikely. They have won three in a row though, all by double digits.
Brock Purdy has taken a step in his second year guiding the team, but not a leap. There is not as much talent around him so they cannot afford the turnovers. That is the next level for him.
This is a good team and those two losses are by a combined three points. They could easily be 7-0 heading down the stretch. Their defense is good but like the offense it just doesn’t explode off the page.
This will be the best offense they have faced all season long. They are at Oklahoma next week, a place they have had some success, but they need to keep focused. A second conference loss makes that game mostly irrelevant.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OKST are 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- OKST are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 13-5 in OKST last 18 conference games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in ISU last 8 conference games.
- ISU are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games.
- Under is 18-8-2 in ISU last 28 games overall.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
These are two good teams. Per the above Iowa State could easily be enjoying a noteworthy season so it is not like it all went to hell even though they have looked shaky.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oklahoma State +10.5
It is hard not to like the Cowboys with that explosive offense. They could be down 21 at the beginning of the fourth quarter and still cover this one. I just believe in that group a lot.
Their own defense is why I am not calling for an outright upset. Perhaps they could force Purdy into some mistakes and make it a last possession wins kind of game. .
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 38 – Oklahoma State 35
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