Iowa State at Kansas College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Memorial Stadium is the venue for the game between the Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa State as 14 point favorites. The Jayhawks are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Cyclones are 5-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
10/22/18 DL Ray Lima Concussion is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Texas Tech
10/21/18 QB Kyle Kempt Knee is questionable Saturday vs Texas Tech
10/21/18 DB Lawrence White Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Texas Tech
09/17/18 LB Bobby McMillen III ACL is out for season
08/24/18 DB Dallas Taylor-Cortez Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 DB Jaeveyon Morton Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Joseph Scates Suspension is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR Tayvonn Kyle Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
10/21/18 WR Quan Hampton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs TCU
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones have run for 913 yards as a unit, which ranks 116th in the nation. They've run 253 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 36 times for 321 yards so far this year, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 188. They have run 459 plays this year for 2,583 yards, which ranks them 87th in the nation in total offense. The Cyclones average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 137 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. Brock Purdy has completed 49 throws while attempting 75 passes for a completion percentage of 65.3%. He has passed for 822 yards this year. He averages 12.2 adjusted yards per throw and 11 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 191.7.
The Cyclones rush defense has given up 246 attempts for 692 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 510 yards on defense this year. That places them 93rd in Division 1. Iowa State is 28th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 167. They have given up a total of 2,263 yards on D, which is 8th in the nation. The Cyclones are 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 133 throws on 219 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, ranking them 31st and 21st in the country. The Iowa State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,571 yards in the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 54th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,400 yards on 36 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 109th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa State is 108th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 74 punt return yards and average 9.3 yards per return, which is 62nd in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 288 yards on special teams, which puts them 91st in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 22 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,945.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jayhawks are 91st in Division 1 in points scored with 209. They have run 531 plays this season for 2,711 yards, which ranks them 98th in the nation in total offense. The Kansas Jayhawks average 5.1 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 139 1st downs this year, placing them 120th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas has run for 1,151 yards as a team, which ranks 98th in the country. They've run 278 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 52 times for 440 yards so far this season, which has them 60th in the nation in penalties. Peyton Bender has thrown for 1,156 yards this season. He has completed 107 passes on 185 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 126. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Kansas is 82nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 233. They have surrendered a total of 3,464 yards on D, which is 89th in Division 1. The Jayhawks are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 169 passes on 259 attempts against the Kansas defense this season, placing them 100th and 76th in the country. The Kansas Jayhawks pass defense has also given up a total of 2,136 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 309 attempts for 1,328 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. The Jayhawks have committed 57 penalties for 537 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas is ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 36 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 117th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 303 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The Kansas Jayhawks average 22 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,050. The Jayhawks have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 8, which is 74th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Kansas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,248 yards on 52 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 37th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +14
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