Iowa State at Baylor College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to McLane Stadium to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Iowa State as 10 point favorites. The Cyclones have an ATS record of 8-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 8-2-0 against the spread
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Baylor Bears are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
11/12/17 QB Kyle Kempt Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
11/12/17 WR Trever Ryen Head left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Baylor
10/30/17 OL Bryce Meeker Knee is out indefinitely
10/30/17 DE Matt Leo Undisclosed is out for season
10/08/17 QB Jacob Park Personal out indefinitely
10/02/17 OL Oge Udeogu Elbow out indefinitely
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/12/17 CB Jordan Tolbert Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
11/12/17 QB Zach Smith Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/31/17 LB Clay Johnston Foot is out indefinitely
10/23/17 WR R.J. Sneed Leg is out for season
10/09/17 OL Rob Saulin Shoulder out for season
10/04/17 OL Ishmael Wilson Left Team out for season
10/04/17 CB Jourdan Blake Left Team out for season
10/02/17 PK Drew Galitz Knee out for season
09/26/17 WR Chris Platt Knee out for season
09/25/17 DE Xavier Jones Leg out indefinitely
08/28/17 DB Travon Blanchard Transferred out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones are 42nd in Division 1 in points scored with 317. They have run 690 plays this season for 3,910 yards, which ranks them 27th in the nation in total offense. The Cyclones average 5.7 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 213 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa State has run for 1,120 yards as a team, which ranks 116th in the country. They've run 315 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 41 times for 361 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the nation in penalties. Kyle Kempt has thrown for 1,209 yards this season. He has completed 113 passes on 169 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.9. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Iowa State is 35th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 219. They have surrendered a total of 3,826 yards on D, which is 61st in Division 1. The Cyclones are ranked 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 220 passes on 331 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, placing them 119th and 96th in the country. The Iowa State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,457 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 366 attempts for 1,369 yards this year, putting them in 36th place in D-1 against the run. The Cyclones have committed 80 penalties for 768 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 126th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa State is ranked 45th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 190 punt return yards and average 11.9 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 478 yards on special teams, ranking 97th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 21 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,578. The Iowa State Cyclones have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 12, which is 52nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,215 yards on 54 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 84th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bears have run for 1,236 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in the nation. They've run 347 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bears have been penalized on offense 74 times for 566 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. They are 83rd in Division 1 in points scored with 257. They have run 739 plays this year for 4,176 yards, which ranks them 21st in the nation in total offense. The Baylor Bears average 5.7 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. Zach Smith has completed 103 throws while attempting 196 passes for a completion percentage of 52.6%. He has passed for 1,458 yards this year. He averages 6.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.4.
The Baylor Bears rush defense has given up 385 attempts for 1,957 yards this season, putting them in 101st place in the country against the run. They have had 72 penalties for 714 yards on defense this year. That places them 120th in Division 1. Baylor is 119th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 363. They have given up a total of 4,656 yards on D, which is 119th in the nation. The Bears are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 215 throws on 322 attempts against the Baylor defense this season, ranking them 115th and 88th in the country. The Baylor Bears pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,699 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baylor Bears have tried 19 field goals this year and made 16, which is 16th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84%. Baylor kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,096 yards on 48 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NCAA in punting average. Baylor is 115th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 60 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 47th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 528 yards on special teams, which puts them 78th in kick return yardage. The Bears average 18 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,764.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Bears college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cyclones -10
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