Iowa State at Iowa College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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The Iowa State Cyclones travel to Kinnick Stadium to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 3.5 point favorites. The Cyclones had an ATS record of 11-2-0 last season while their over/under record was 4-9-0. This will be their 1st game of 2018. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Iowa State Cyclones were 11-2-0 against the spread last year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones were 53rd in Division 1 in points scored with 380 last year. They ran 904 plays last season for 5,018 yards, which ranked them 27th in the nation in total offense. The Cyclones averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 66th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 274 1st downs last year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa State ran for 1,470 yards as a team, which ranked 115th in the country. They ran 426 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cyclones were penalized on offense 57 times for 516 yards last season, which had them 114th in the nation in penalties. Kyle Kempt threw for 1,787 yards last season. He completed 161 passes on 243 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating last year was 145.9. He averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
Iowa State was 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 272 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,761 yards on D, which was 48th in Division 1. The Cyclones were ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses completed 283 passes on 423 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense last season, placing them 120th and 85th in the country. The Iowa State pass defense also gave up a total of 3,097 yards through the air, which was 92nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 460 attempts for 1,664 yards last year, putting them in 23rd place in D-1 against the run. The Cyclones committed 94 penalties for 878 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 123rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa State was ranked 53rd in the nation in punt returns with 20 last year. They accumulated 181 punt return yards and averaged 9.1 yards per return, which was 42nd in college football. They returned 29 kicks for 576 yards on special teams, ranking 112th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones averaged 20 yards per kick return and they were 80th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,775. The Iowa State Cyclones attempted 22 field goals last season and made 17, which was 33rd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 77%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 last year. Their punters totaled 2,677 yards on 66 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That placed them 85th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hawkeyes have run for 209 yards as a team, which ranks 55th in the nation. They've run 48 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 8 times for 66 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the country in penalties. They are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 33. They have run 73 plays this year for 352 yards, which ranks them 106th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 4.8 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 18 1st downs this season, ranking them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley has completed 11 throws while attempting 23 passes for a completion percentage of 47.8%. He has passed for 108 yards this year. He averages 3.6 adjusted yards per throw and 4.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 92.9.
The Iowa Hawkeyes rush defense has given up 36 attempts for 101 yards this season, putting them in 39th place in the country against the run. They have had 7 penalties for 65 yards on defense this year. That places them 81st in Division 1. Iowa is 21st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 7. They have given up a total of 211 yards on D, which is 21st in the nation. The Hawkeyes are 20th in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opponent offenses have completed 15 throws on 26 attempts against the Iowa defense this season, ranking them 47th and 40th in the country. The Iowa Hawkeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 110 yards in the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 215 yards on 4 punts, averaging 54 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa is 7th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 42 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 50th in D-1. The Hawkeyes average 27 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 421.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones +3.5
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