Iowa State at West Virginia College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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The Iowa State Cyclones head to Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium to play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has West Virginia as 3.5 point favorites. The Cyclones are 7-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Mountaineers are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-1-1.
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Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 7-1-0 against the spread
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-1-1 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
10/29/17 OL Bryce Meeker Knee left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. West Virginia
10/08/17 QB Jacob Park Personal out indefinitely
10/02/17 OL Oge Udeogu Elbow out indefinitely
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
10/29/17 OL Jacob Buccigrossi ACL is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/29/17 K Mike Molina Hip is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
10/29/17 S Toyous Avery Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State
09/25/17 LB Brendan Ferns Shoulder out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones are 40th in the country in points scored with 259. They have run 543 plays this year for 3,079 yards, which ranks them 36th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cyclones average 5.7 yards per play, which is 61st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 143 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa State has run for 924 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 255 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 31 times for 291 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. Kyle Kempt has passed for 859 yards this year. He's completed 74 throws while attempting 111 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 154.8. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Iowa State is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 150. They have given up a total of 2,780 yards on D, which is 34th in D-1. The Cyclones are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 175 throws on 275 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, ranking them 114th and 98th in the nation. The Iowa State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,765 yards in the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 282 attempts for 1,015 yards this season, putting them in 29th place in the country against the run. The Cyclones have had 63 penalties for 578 yards on defense this year. That places them 113th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa State is 48th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 158 punt return yards and average 12.2 yards per return, which is 21st in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 240 yards on special teams, which puts them 122nd in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 19 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,478. The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 67th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,798 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 69th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers have run for 1,309 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in college football. They've run 286 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The West Virginia Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 51 times for 531 yards so far this season, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 7th in the nation in points scored with 342. They have run 612 plays this season for 4,142 yards, which ranks them 6th in Division 1 in total offense. West Virginia averages 6.8 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this year, placing them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Will Grier averages 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 197 passes on 309 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 162.6. He has thrown for 2,752 yards this season.
The West Virginia Mountaineers rush defense has allowed 337 attempts for 1,641 yards this year, putting them in 105th place in D-1 against the run. West Virginia has committed 65 penalties for 551 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 107th in college football. They are 93rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 253. They have surrendered a total of 3,686 yards on D, which is 108th in the country. The Mountaineers are ranked 100th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 149 passes on 266 attempts against the West Virginia defense this season, placing them 72nd and 90th in Division 1. The West Virginia Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,045 yards through the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The West Virginia Mountaineers have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 105th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. West Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 44 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,637 yards on 42 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 110th in Division 1 in punting average. West Virginia is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 56 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 112th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 573 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,771.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -3.5
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