Iowa State Cyclones (2-1) at Baylor Bears (3-0)
NCAA Football: Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 3:30 pm ET (McLane Stadium)
MoneyLine: Iowa State (-148), Baylor (+120)
Spread: Iowa State -2.5 (-121), Baylor +2.5 (100)
Total: Over 56.5 (100), Under 56.5 (-121)
FREE NCAA FOOTBALL PICK Baylor Bears vs Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones pulled off a blowout win last week, as they beat the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 72-20. After a close loss against their rival Iowa Hawkeyes in Week 2. They lost to the Hawkeyes 18-17. Now, they have a fellow Big 12 team in the Baylor Bears.
Last week, Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy threw for over 400 yards (435) and had three touchdowns. He completed 21 of his 27 attempts. He is establishing a connection with Cyclone receivers such as Tariq Milton, and in doing so, Purdy has had a good season up to now. This season he has 989 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception. He also has a completion percentage of 73.5. If Purdy continues playing like this, the Cyclones could potentially beat the Bears.
The Bears are off to a good start, as they are 3-0 at the start of the season. They’ve defeated teams such as the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, UTSA Roadrunners and the Rice Owls. In their first three games, two of them have been blowout wins. Today, they have more of a challenge with the Cyclones.
In their last game (against Rice), quarterback Charlie Brewer threw for 303 yards and had one touchdown. So, even in their closest win of the season, Brewer had a solid performance.
Brewer has yet to throw an interception this year, as he distributes the ball to teammates such as John Lovett and Denzel Mims. Lovett leads the team in rushing with 186 yards, and Mims has 249 yards and three touchdowns. Baylor has a chance to continue their great offensive start. However, the Cyclones will likely plan to slow them down.
Cyclones Betting Trends
Iowa State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The Cyclones are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Baylor.
They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in September.
Bears Betting Trends
Baylor is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The Bears are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games played in week 5.
The total has gone under in 5 of Baylor’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
FREE NCAA FOOTBALL PICK Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears
This game has the makings of a good one, as both Big 12 teams are playing well. Their quarterbacks are effective and play a significant part in both teams’ success. In their last two meetings, the Cyclones have held the Bears to 13 and 14 points. If they can do the same today, there is a chance they will win this game. However, I see the Bears pulling this one off.
Pick: Bears +2.5