Iowa State vs Kansas State NCAA Football Game Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State +3.5
Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats play the Iowa State Cyclones at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Iowa State opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The Cyclones are 5-5-1 ATS and 5-5-1 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 3-7-1 when wagering on the over/under and 8-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Iowa State Cyclones took on the Kansas Jayhawks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 41-31. Leading the way at QB for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 29/42 with 372 yards passing and threw 4 TD's. He threw 1 pick on the day. Breece Hall paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 97 yards by way of 28 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.5 yards per tote. Charlie Kolar was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 100 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 16.7 yards per reception for the game. The Cyclones ended up rushing 35 times and totaled 117 yards which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 77 plays for 489 yards. In the game, the Cyclones earned a total of 24 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 50 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Iowa State gave up 23 catches on 44 tries for a total of 328 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.3%. In the running game, the Cyclones gave up 165 yards on 32 runs which is an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 493 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
The Cyclones head into this matchup 7-4 for this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 35.6 points per game, which has them at 19th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 148.8 rushing yards per game which is 8th in the Big 12 Conference. For total yardage, they sit in 2nd in the conference and 13th in the country with 5,272 yards. The Cyclones have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 25.2 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference. In discussing yards rushing, Iowa State is allowing 126.6 yards per game putting them 1st in the Big 12 Conference and 28th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the conference and 38th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,393 yards rushing through 11 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cyclones have allowed 3,636 yards. Teams are completing 63.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt.
In their last contest, the Kansas State Wildcats played the Texas Tech Red Raiders and won 30-27. Leading the way at QB for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 14/28 with 246 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. James Gilbert led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 22 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 61 yards via 12 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per run. Chabastin Taylor was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 74 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 24.7 yards per reception for that contest. The Wildcats ran the football 37 times and racked up 126 yards which had them averaging 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 372 yards. Overall, the Wildcats earned 21 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 72 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In terms of defense, Kansas State conceded 29 completions on 50 throws for a total of 368 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. For the game, they conceded 512 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Wildcats conceded 144 yards on 31 carries which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Wildcats step onto the field holding a record of 7-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Wildcats have one of the best offenses in the nation. Kansas State has made teams respect their running game by averaging 186.8 rushing yards per game, putting them 40th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,055 rushing yards through 11 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Wildcats average 384.2 yards per contest overall putting them 84th in the nation and 9th in the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats are conceding 21.9 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the Big 12 and 32nd in college football. In regard to points given up, they have given up 241 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are giving up 161.7 yards per contest ranking them 72nd in college football and 8th in the Big 12 Conference. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,779 yards rushing and 16.5 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They are conceding 214.1 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Wildcats are currently ranked 3rd in the Big 12 Conference.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats +3.5
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