Iowa State at Texas Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jones AT&T Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Iowa State Cyclones at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 71.5. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 5-1-0 against the spread. The Cyclones have an ATS record of 5-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0.
Free $60 in Member College Football Picks No Obligation Click Here
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-1-0 against the spread
Important Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 5-1-0 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
10/08/17 QB Jacob Park Personal out indefinitely
10/02/17 OL Oge Udeogu Elbow out indefinitely
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
10/15/17 DB Douglas Coleman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/15/17 DL Houston Miller Leg "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/15/17 DL Lonzell Gilmore Stinger "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/15/17 FB Mason Reed Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
08/30/17 LB D'Vonta Hinton Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones have run for 653 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 188 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 27 times for 256 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 39th in the nation in points scored with 214. They have run 409 plays this season for 2,414 yards, which ranks them 27th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cyclones average 5.9 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 124 1st downs this year, placing them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Kempt averages 10.6 yards per pass attempt and 12.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 31 passes on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 189.2. He has thrown for 465 yards this season.
The Cyclones rush defense has allowed 207 attempts for 714 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in D-1 against the run. Iowa State has committed 49 penalties for 444 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 110th in college football. They are 39th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 130. They have surrendered a total of 2,137 yards on D, which is 38th in the country. The Cyclones are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 132 passes on 209 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, placing them 97th and 77th in Division 1. The Iowa State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,423 yards through the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 46th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,312 yards on 31 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 62nd in Division 1 in punting average. Iowa State is ranked 33rd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 116 punt return yards and average 9.7 yards per return, which is 37th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 191 yards on special teams, ranking 122nd in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 17 yards per kick return and they are 95th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,720.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Red Raiders are 5th in the country in points scored with 269. They have run 455 plays this year for 3,262 yards, which ranks them 9th in Division 1 in total offense. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 7.2 yards per play, which is 8th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 164 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas Tech has run for 1,006 yards as a unit, which ranks 72nd in college football. They've run 213 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. Texas Tech has been penalized on offense 58 times for 547 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the country in penalties. Nic Shimonek has passed for 2,134 yards this year. He's completed 164 throws while attempting 234 passes for a completion percentage of 70.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 168.7. He averages 9.9 adjusted yards per throw and 9.1 yards per pass attempt.
Texas Tech is 83rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 185. They have given up a total of 2,583 yards on D, which is 81st in D-1. The Red Raiders are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 164 throws on 251 attempts against the Texas Tech defense this season, ranking them 126th and 122nd in the nation. The Texas Tech Red Raiders pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,847 yards in the air, which is 117th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 217 attempts for 736 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. The Red Raiders have had 36 penalties for 348 yards on defense this year. That places them 69th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Texas Tech is 87th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 33 punt return yards and average 4.1 yards per return, which is 100th in D-1. They have returned 17 kicks for 360 yards on special teams, which puts them 54th in kick return yardage. The Texas Tech Red Raiders average 21 yards per kick return and they are 15th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,655. The Red Raiders have tried 12 field goals this year and made 6, which is 86th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Texas Tech kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 930 yards on 24 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 109th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones +5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Football Picks