Iowa State vs Oklahoma NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is the venue where Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners will take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. Iowa State opens this contest as 13.5-point dogs. The Cyclones are 4-3-1 ATS and 3-4-1 when betting on the total. The Sooners are 4-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones went up against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and took the defeat by a score of 34-27. Breece Hall led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 21 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 76 yards by way of 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Deshaunte Jones was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 91 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 11.4 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 39/62 with 382 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He threw 3 picks in the game. The Cyclones ran the ball 25 times and racked up a total of 86 yards giving them an average of 3.4 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 87 plays for 468 yards. For the game, the Cyclones got 30 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 20 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. In terms of defense, Iowa State allowed 16 catches on 24 throws totaling 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Overall, they gave up 402 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Cyclones allowed 153 yards on 31 attempts which means they had an average of 4.9 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cyclones come into this game with a record of 5-3 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 4th in the Big 12 and 30th in D-1 with 3,840 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 35.9 points per game, putting them 26th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 151.6 rushing yards per game which is 9th in the conference. The Cyclones have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 22.9 points per contest which has them at 3rd in the Big 12. When it comes to passing yards, the Cyclones have allowed 2,627 yards. Teams are completing 65.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.2 yards per attempt. In terms of yards rushing, Iowa State is giving up 118.5 yards per contest putting them 1st in the conference and 26th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the conference and 30th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 948 yards rushing through 8 games.
The last time they took the field, the Oklahoma Sooners went up against the Kansas State Wildcats and lost 48-41. Leading the way at QB for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 19/26 with 395 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jalen Hurts paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he notched 3 TD's for the game. He scurried for 96 yards via 19 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per carry. CeeDee Lamb led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 135 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 27.0 yards per reception for the game. The Sooners ran the football 26 times and earned 102 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 53 plays for 497 yards. Overall, the Sooners earned a total of 18 first downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 51 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, Oklahoma gave up 18 completions on 28 tries for a total of 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. In the game, they conceded 426 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Sooners gave up 213 yards on 45 tries which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Sooners come into this game with a record of 7-1. Oklahoma is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 252.4 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 11th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,019 rushing yards through 8 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Sooners average 598.6 yards per game overall which has them at 1st in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. The Sooners are giving up 23 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 41st in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are conceding 200.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Sooners are currently ranked 3rd in the conference. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 184 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 139.5 yards per game which puts them at 47th in the country and 4th in the Big 12. For this season, they have allowed a total of 1,116 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cyclones/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cyclones +13.5
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