Oklahoma State at Iowa State: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
Photo by Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
Iowa State Cyclones (4-2) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones -7 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: FOX Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Iowa State Cyclones face off on Saturday in a Big 12 college football showdown at Jack Trice Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020, Oklahoma State won 24-21.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have had quite the start to their season winning each of their first six games. In the last game against a good Texas offense, the defense stepped up in a big way giving up only 24 points, and that led to the eight-point victory. Oklahoma State is averaging 26.5 points while the defense is giving up 19.5 points per game. Under center for Oklahoma State is Spencer Sanders and he has thrown for 959 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions. Jaylen Warren has also had a big season for Oklahoma State rushing for 7-5 yards and six touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Iowa State Cyclones who sit with a 4-2 record overall and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Kansas State, they dominated most of the game, and 13 of their 20 points were given up in the 4th quarter. Iowa State is averaging 33.6 points per game while the defense is giving up 16.3 points per game. Brock Purdy gets the start for Iowa State and on the season he has thrown for 1,341 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. In this game, if Iowa State wants to win it’s going to be important that the defense steps up.
Oklahoma State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. Iowa State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven conference games. The under is 6-1 in the Cowboys last seven games overall. The under is 6-2 in the Cyclones' last eight games on grass. The underdog is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings.
This has been a series dominated by the underdog, and they have the defense to keep this game close. Look for the Cowboys to only give up 17 or 20 points, and that will lead to the Cowboys covering the spread.