Kansas State at Iowa State - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Iowa State Cyclones (3-2) vs Kansas State Wildcats (3-1)

Game Info: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)

Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones +2 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas State Wildcats do battle Saturday night in a week 6 college football contest at Jack Trice Stadium. The Iowa State Cyclones look to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Kansas State Wildcats look to build on their 4-1 record. 

The Iowa State Cyclones have won 7 of their last 9 home games. Hunter Dekkers is completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 1,316 yards, 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Xavier Hutchinson and Jaylin Noel have combined for 757 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Dimitri Stanley has 12 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Jirehl Brock leads the way with 361 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 14.4 points and 255.4 yards per game. O’Rien Vance leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 28 tackles, Gerry Vaughn has 1.5 sacks and Colby Reeder has 2 interceptions.

The Kansas State Wildcats have won 3 of their last 5 road games. Adrian Martinez is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 654 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Malik Knowles and Phillip Brooks have combined for 312 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Kade Warner has 14 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 267.6 yards per contest, and Deuce Vaughn leads the way with 638 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 18.2 points and 373 yards per game. Austin Moore leads the Kansas State Wildcats with 35 tackles, Felix Anudike-Uzomah has 5.5 sacks and Cincere Mason has 2 interceptions.

The Wildcats are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cyclones are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 games in October. The under is 10-4 in Cyclones last 14 home games. The Wildcats are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Iowa State and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

I’m not ready to give up on the Iowa State Cyclones just yet, as they usually show up at home and their defense is still arguably the best in the conference. However, Iowa State still has issues offensively and the Kansas State Wildcats have far and away been the more impressive team. Not only did Kansas State beat Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago, but it has the fourth best rushing attack in the country, and that’s how you win on the road. We’re not being asked to lay anything crazy. Give me Kansas State and the small chalk.

Randy’s Pick Kansas State Wildcats -2

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