Iowa State vs. Kansas - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas Jayhawks (3-7) at Iowa State Cyclones (6-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -22.5 -- Over/Under: 58
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Iowa State Cyclones meet in week 13 college football action from Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday.
Kansas sits at 3-7 this season. The Jayhawks are just 1-6 over their last seven games, beating Texas Tech while falling to West Virginia, TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas State and Oklahoma State in that time.
In the loss to OSU, Kansas QB Carter Stanley had 226 yards, two TDs and one INT, and Pooka Williams added 26 yards. Stephn Robinson had 68 yards from six catches with one TD there as well.
Over on the Iowa State side, they’re 6-4 so far. The Cyclones are 2-2 over their last four games, falling to the ranked OK State and Oklahoma while beating Texas Tech and Texas.
In the win over Texas, Iowa State QB Brock Purdy had 354 yards with two TDs and one INT, and Breece Hall had 101 yards rushing. Deshaunte Jones was tops in receiving there on 144 yards and a TD from seven grabs.
The Jayhawks are 18-38-1 ATS in the last 57 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven on grass. Kansas is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss and the over is 4-1 in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Cyclones are 16-6-2 ATS in their last 24 conference games and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 after an ATS loss. Iowa State is 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine after a straight-up win and 1-4 ATS in their last five in November.
Any dreams of grandeur Kansas had starting out the season are all but gone now, and they’re pretty much just playing out the schedule. The Jayhawks have played some tough teams—and hung with some tough teams—but have lots of issues closing out games.
As for Iowa State, they’ve hung with some strong squads as well, and proven themselves to be pesky talents and never an easy out. I’m going to stick with the Cyclones to take the cover here.