Iowa State Cyclones at Baylor Bears Point Spread Pick and Betting Odds. The 6-0 Baylor Bears are all set for action as they welcome the 2-4 Iowa State Cyclones to the McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. 5Dimes has labelled the home town team as favourites, with a -37 point start on the spread with odds of -110. Total points offered are 81½. Kick off for this game is scheduled for 12:00 ET on Saturday, 24th October.
Point Spread: Bears -37
Total Line: 81.5
Iowa State has had a bumpy affair with the 2015 regular season. They’ve claimed two wins so far and suffered four losses, the latest of which came at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs, who would overwhelm the Cyclones from the second quarter onwards to claim a 45-21 victory. Despite Iowa claiming their 21 points in the first quarter, which did put them out in the lead, thanks to some pleasant play by wide receiver, Allen Lazard, who recorded a 74-yard touchdown, the Horned Frogs wouldn’t allow them any more.
The Cyclones have actually played a good game offensively this season, with quarterback Sam B. Richardson completing 124 of his 199 attempted passes for 1408 yards. He’s also recorded eight passing touchdowns and further rushing touchdown. Carrying has been decent from Mike Warren, taking 93 for 652 yards and three touchdowns, while Joshua Thomas has carried 36 for 117 yards and four scores. The aforementioned Lazard has been on the receiving end of 29 passes so far for 406 yards, and has himself scored three touchdowns.
The Baylor Bears have had a considerably better 2015 season, and are yet to suffer a loss to any opponent. Last week’s victory saw them wipe through West Virginia with a 62-38 result. The game would see the team achieve some major feats, such as quarterback, Seth Russell throwing for 300 yards and rushing for 100 yards all in the same game – something only achieved once before by Robert Griffin III in 2011. Number one wide receiver, Corey Coleman was also fiendishly on point, being on the receiving end of three more touchdowns to break the single-season school record.
It would appear that Baylor have very little to worry about in terms of their upcoming game against Iowa State. Russell has completed 103 of 163 attempted passes for 1907 yards this season so far, and has also recorded 27 passing touchdowns altogether. Add that to Shock Linwood’s eight rushing touchdowns on 94 carries for 803 yards, as well as multiple touchdowns from Johnny Jefferson, and five rushing touchdowns for Russell, and you’ve got yourself an offensive set of warriors. Receptions have been on point, thanks to Coleman and compatriots like Jay Lee, who has received 21 for 494 yards and six touchdowns, and KD Cannon would has received 20 for 324 yards and three touchdowns.
Iowa State at Baylor Betting Trends
Iowa State is 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games.
The Cyclones are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games against Baylor.
The game total has gone under in 5 of Iowa State’s last 7 road games.
Baylor is 5-0 straight up in their last 5 games overall.
The Bears are 5-2 straight up in their last 7 games against Iowa State.
10/20/15 OL Daniel Burton Knee probable Saturday vs. Baylor
10/20/15 RB Joshua Thomas Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Baylor
10/20/15 RB Mike Warren Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Baylor
10/14/15 DE Gabe Luna Ankle “?” Saturday vs. Baylor
09/01/15 TE Cole Anderson Knee out indefinitely
08/28/15 DL Devlyn Cousin Personal has left team
10/20/15 -OL Andrew Billings Ankle “?” Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/18/15 DT Byron Bonds Hand “?” Saturday vs. Iowa State
09/28/15 DB J.W. Ketchum Suspension out indefinitely
09/18/15 TE Tre’Von Armstead Dismissed left the team
Consensus Pick (ATS)
Iowa State: 29%
Free College Football Pick
On paper this game is by far the easiest left on Baylor’s schedule and we think that the home squad may be a little over-confident in this game. If the players are looking at the porous pass defense of the Cyclones how could they not be? Iowa State can score making this a prime game for a back door cover. This is one of those games where you just plug your nose and take the visitor.
Take the Iowa State Cyclones +37 @ INTERTOPS – FUNDING YOUR NEW ACCOUNT COULDN’T BE EASIER!