Baylor at Iowa State - 9/24/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Iowa State Cyclones (3-0) vs Baylor Bears (2-1)

Game Info: Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)

Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones -2.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baylor Bears will play the Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 Conference Game on Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.

The Baylor Bears are 2-1 this season after they defeated Texas State by a score of 42-7 in Week 3. Baylor outgained Texas State 501-268 and forced one turnover in the win. The Baylor offense is averaging 43.7 points per game with 219.7 passing yards per game and 234.7 rushing yards per game. Blake Shapen has thrown for 535 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception for the Bears this season. Richard Reese has rushed for 237 yards and five touchdowns, while Hal Presley has caught seven passes for 93 yards and one score for Baylor. The Baylor defense is allowing 14.3 points per game and 290.3 yards per game.

The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-0 this season after they defeated Ohio by a score of 43-10 in their last game. Iowa State held Ohio to 233 total yards and forced four turnovers in the win. the Iowa State offense is averaging 31.7 points per game with 259 passing yards per game and 156 rushing yards per game. Hunter Dekker has thrown for 745 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Cyclones this season. Jirehl Brock has rushed for 280 yards and one touchdown, while Xavier Hutchinson has caught 28 passes for 319 yards and five scores for Iowa State. The Iowa State defense is giving up 9 points per game and 234.3 yards per game.

Baylor is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 September games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 4-0 in Baylor’s last 4 road games. Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 September games. The under is 10-3 in Iowa State’s last 13 home games. Baylor is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

Iowa State comes into this game undefeated and has looked really good in their last two games. Baylor was coming off of a disappointing loss against BYU, but rebounded against Texas State. I think this is going to be a defensive battle as both teams have played well on that side of the ball. I like the under here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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