Kansas vs Iowa State Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/23/2019
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa State -23
Carter Stanley and the Kansas Jayhawks head to Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Iowa State Cyclones. Iowa State opens this game as 23-point favorites. The Jayhawks are 4-6-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Cyclones are 4-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-1 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Kansas Jayhawks went up against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and were beaten 31-13. Leading the way at QB for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 22/37 with 226 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Pooka Williams Jr. led the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 26 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he was running for 2.2 yards per carry. Stephon Robinson Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 68 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 11.3 yards per catch during the game. The Jayhawks ended up running the ball 24 times and earned a total of 39 yards giving them an average of 1.6 yards per rush. For the contest, the Jayhawks earned a total of 18 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 37 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they totaled 70 plays which gave them a total of 290 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas gave up 15 completions on 24 attempts totaling 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In the game, they conceded 486 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Jayhawks gave up 248 yards on 43 runs which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Jayhawks head into this game 3-7 this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 24.5 points per game, which has them at 97th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 142.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 9th in the Big 12. For total yards, they are currently ranked 9th in the Big 12 Conference and 90th in college football with 3,754 yards. The Jayhawks have one of the worst defenses in college football, giving up 33.1 points per game ranking them 10th in the Big 12 Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Jayhawks have allowed 2,331 yards. Opponents are completing 64.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.9 yards per try. When it comes to yards on the ground, Kansas is giving up 236.6 yards per game which has them at 10th in the Big 12 and 126th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per carry which has them at 9th in the Big 12 and 110th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 2,366 rushing yards through 10 games.
In their last game, the Iowa State Cyclones played the Texas Longhorns and won by a score of 23-21. Leading the way at QB for the Cyclones was Brock Purdy who went 30/48 with 354 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick in the game. Breece Hall paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 101 yards on 24 carries which gave him an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Deshaunte Jones was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 144 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 20.6 yards per catch for the game. The Cyclones ran the football 30 times and earned 112 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per carry. For the game, the Cyclones earned 26 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 25 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they finished with a total of 79 plays for 466 yards. When discussing the defense, Iowa State gave up 22 completions on 40 throws totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. On the day, they conceded 327 yards but didn't get any takeaways. In the running game, the Cyclones gave up 54 yards on 26 carries which is an average of 2.1 yards per carry allowed.
The Cyclones head into this game 6-4. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cyclones have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Iowa State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 152 rushing yards per contest, putting them 81st in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,520 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Cyclones average 478.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 15th in the nation and 3rd in the Big 12. The Cyclones are giving up 24.6 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the Big 12 and 47th in Division 1. In discussing points given up, they have given up 246 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 122.8 yards per game which puts them at 25th in college football and 2nd in the Big 12 Conference. This season, they have allowed 1,228 yards on the ground and 9 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are giving up 233.7 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cyclones sit in 5th in the Big 12.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +23
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