Iowa State at Washington State Alamo Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/28/2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
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Alamodome is the venue for the game between the Iowa State Cyclones and the Washington State Cougars on Friday, December 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 1 point favorites. The Cougars are 10-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-5-0. The Cyclones are 6-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-7-1.
Valuable Iowa State Cyclones Betting Trends
The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-7-1 against the over/under
The Iowa State Cyclones are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 10-2-0 against the spread
Key Iowa State Cyclones Injuries
12/02/18 DB D'Andre Payne Upper Body is questionable Friday vs Washington State
12/02/18 DB Datrone Young Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Washington State
11/01/18 OL Josh Mueller Undisclosed has left team
10/29/18 DE Eyioma Uwzurike Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/29/18 QB Zeb Noland Personal has left team
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 Washington State Cougars Injuries
12/02/18 OL Liam Ryan Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Iowa State
12/02/18 DB Sean Harper Jr. Upper Body is questionable Friday vs Iowa State
10/15/18 DL Nnamdi Oguayo Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/20/18 LB Derek Moore Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/20/18 DT Jonathan Lolohea Undisclosed has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa State Cyclones have run for 1,493 yards as a unit, which ranks 114th in the nation. They've run 425 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cyclones have been penalized on offense 52 times for 454 yards so far this year, which has them 120th in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 322. They have run 760 plays this year for 4,310 yards, which ranks them 63rd in the nation in total offense. The Cyclones average 5.7 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 227 1st downs this season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. Brock Purdy has completed 113 throws while attempting 171 passes for a completion percentage of 66.1%. He has passed for 1,782 yards this year. He averages 11.4 adjusted yards per throw and 10.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 179.1.
The Cyclones rush defense has given up 442 attempts for 1,468 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 721 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in Division 1. Iowa State is 34th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 270. They have given up a total of 4,212 yards on D, which is 32nd in the nation. The Cyclones are 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 241 throws on 391 attempts against the Iowa State Cyclones defense this season, ranking them 99th and 78th in the country. The Iowa State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,746 yards in the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa State Cyclones have tried 20 field goals this year and made 14, which is 50th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Iowa State Cyclones kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 34 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,077 yards on 53 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 106th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa State is 94th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 176 punt return yards and average 12.6 yards per return, which is 23rd in D-1. They have returned 32 kicks for 671 yards on special teams, which puts them 45th in kick return yardage. The Cyclones average 21 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,158.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 16th in Division 1 in points scored with 460. They have run 889 plays this season for 5,555 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the nation in total offense. The Washington State Cougars average 6.2 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 299 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 998 yards as a team, which ranks 128th in the country. They've run 262 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 80 times for 780 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the nation in penalties. Gardner Minshew has thrown for 4,477 yards this season. He has completed 433 passes on 613 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.4. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Washington State is 37th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 277. They have surrendered a total of 4,151 yards on D, which is 28th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 214 passes on 364 attempts against the Washington State defense this season, placing them 49th and 51st in the country. The Washington State Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 2,506 yards through the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 407 attempts for 1,646 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 84 penalties for 722 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 91st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is ranked 87th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 90 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 101st in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 598 yards on special teams, ranking 62nd in kick return yardage. The Washington State Cougars average 27 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,242. The Cougars have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Washington State kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 56 for 59 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,841 yards on 40 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 7th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars -1
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