Free Week 9 Prediction: Red Raiders vs Cyclones Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
Date: Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa State -3
NCAA Betting Total: 56
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Texas Tech didn’t flinch once in their last outing as they blew by Kansas 48-16, while they also covered the 17.5 point spread.
Iowa State put in a special performance as they took down #6 West Virginia at home 30-14 while they obviously covered the 4.5 point spread.
Iowa State opened us as 5 point favorites, but that line has dropped to 3 points, while the public is split in this one.
The total opened at 56 points and has slightly dropped to 55 points.
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech’s offense could not be stopped by Kansas’s weak defense as they accumulated 553 yards and 30 first downs, while they converted 8 of their 14 third down attempts.
QB Alan Bowman was solid as he completed 36 of 46 pass attempts for 408 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception.
Leading the rushing attack was RB Ta’Zhawn Henry who toted the ball 15 times for 62 yards and 1 touchdown.
WRs Antoine Wesley and T.J. Vasher dominated through the air as they combined for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14 receptions.
On the defensive side Texas Tech surrendered 319 yards and just 16 first downs while they held them to just 4 of 15 on third downs.
They were also able to produce 3 turnovers, 2 sacks, and 7 tackles for a loss.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State’s offense was solid against a stout West Virginia defense as they totaled 498 yards, 244 of which came on the ground where they averaged 5.2 YPC.
They also totaled 25 first downs and converted 5 of their 13 third down attempts.
QB Brock Purdy was solid as he completed 18 of 25 passes for 254 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception.
RB David Montgomery had a monster game as he amassed 189 yards and 1 touchdown.
Leading the aerial assault was WR Hakeem Butler who hauled in 6 receptions for 107 yards and 1 touchdown.
Defensively, Iowa State was superb and dominant at the same time as they surrendered just 152 yards, 9 first downs, and West Virginia could only pick up 1 first down.
They were also able to produce 1 turnover, 7 sacks, and 9 tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 6-2 in TTU last 8 games overall.
- Under is 24-5 in ISU last 29 games as a favorite.
- ISU are 22-6-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
- Under is 11-3 in ISU last 14 games overall.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
Texas Tech handles their business on the road against Iowa State.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas Tech +3
Both teams have been in good form and have proven they are capable of covering any type of spread with Texas Tech going 5-2 ATS and Iowa State going 4-2 ATS.
This could easily be a look ahead contest for Texas Tech with Oklahoma lurking, but after Iowa State dominated West Virginia, Texas Tech has been put on notice and should be focused for this one.
Purdy has been on fire with a 7:2 TD:INT ratio in his last two games as Iowa State has taken down Oklahoma State and West Virginia, but can the Freshman do it for a third game.
I’m gonna guess no, and I’ll take the free points and the more explosive offense.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Texas Tech 34 – Iowa State 24
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