Free Week 16 Prediction: Sooners vs. Cyclones Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 16
(7-2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones (8-2)
Date: Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa State -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58.5
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This is a rematch of an earlier game won by Iowa State 37-30. If we get another close game that won’t be so bad.
The playoff rankings indicate that maybe Iowa State is a viable team but a lot would have to happen.
More likely this game just going to determine which of these teams gets a New Year’s Day bowl invite.
Early in the season, the Sooners were 1-2 and the sky was falling Since then they have won 6 straight and covered in the last five.
I don’t want to say that this is a totally different team but two things have definitely improved, the running game and the defense. Both are classic contributors to winning.
On defense, they have been significantly better. Over the last five games, they have given up more than 14 points just once.
The running game improvement is a little less obvious as Oklahoma is definitely still a passing team. Greater productivity there means that Spencer Rattler does not have to do it all himself though.
Oklahoma is in a rare spot hunting for revenge. You might not want to miss it.
I have to be a little careful here because I admit I do want Iowa State to win. As a fan, it is just good to have a changeup in the narrative from time to time. The Cyclones would definitely be that.
Iowa State is definitely capable of it too. Their two losses are to Louisiana in the first game of the season and to Oklahoma State by three points. Nothing terrible there.
There is a lot to like about them on offense. QB Brock Purdy is very experienced and when you combine him with RB Breece Hall you get an offense that can be balanced, explosive and take what the defense gives them.
The numbers show that Iowa State is the better defensive team too. Their win over Oklahoma in that first game was no fluke.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 19-4-1 in OKLA last 24 games in December.
- Under is 11-5 in OKLA last 16 neutral site games.
- Under is 8-0-1 in ISU last 9 neutral site games.
- Under is 9-1-2 in ISU last 12 games in December.
- Under is 6-2 in ISU last 8 games as an underdog.
Free Week 16 NCAA Football Pick
Oklahoma has owned this game, winning the last three after they went to the current format of schedule and selecting teams. Last year they beat Baylor by 7 which is the closest a team has gone in those three seasons.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oklahoma +5.5
Getting the Sooners with some points to spare is just too much to ignore here. I think this one will move too so you might want to hop on now while it is closer to 7 than 3..
There is obviously a lot of familiarity here. OU coach Lincoln Riley wll find ways to get his offense going and Iowa State will match it most of the way before coming up a little short. A little on the money line might be a nice side play.
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