Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-3) at Iowa State Cyclones (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college football action at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have split their last four road games. Spencer Sanders is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,490 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Sanders has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Tylan Wallace and Dillon Stoner have combined for 996 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jordan McCray has 11 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 279.2 yards per contest, and Chuba Hubbard leads the way with 1,265 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 30 points and 432.3 yards per game. Malcolm Rodriguez leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 55 tackles, Amen Ogbongbemiga has 3.5 sacks and Philip Redwine-Bryant has one interception.
The Iowa State Cyclones look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Iowa State Cyclones have won three of their last four home games. Brock Purdy is completing 70 percent of his passes for 2,185 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Purdy has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Tarique Milton and Deshaunte Jones have combined for 1,005 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Charlie Kolar has 26 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 160.4 yards per contest, and Breece Hall leads the way with 399 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 21.3 points and 333.9 yards per game. Marcel Spears Jr. leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 55 tackles, O'Rien Vance has 6.5 sacks and Braxton Lewis has one interception.
The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cyclones are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games, 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games on grass and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Iowa State and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 18-8-2 in Cyclones last 28 games overall. The over is 13-5 in Cowboys last 18 conference games.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have covered seven of their last nine road games as an underdog. The Iowa State Cyclones have failed to cover five of their last eight games as a home favorite. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have fallen apart over the last month, as the defense can't get off the field and the offense has had issues with turnovers. The Iowa State Cyclones are coming off back-to-back road victories and are seeing the offense come to life behind consistent quarterback play. While these teams appear to be heading in different directions, I'm not ready to give up on Oklahoma State just yet, as the Cowboys are still a well coached team and has a history of thriving in the underdog role. Right when you're ready to write off the Cowboys, they surprise you. Give me the points.