The Iowa State Cyclones are receiving four points from oddsmakers as they open their 2018 season against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. The game is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to FOX.
Betting Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones
In this Saturday game, Iowa has been tabbed as the favorite and the team’s currently giving up 4 points. The Cyclones are also receiving +155 moneyline odds while the Hawkeyes are -175. Vegas has placed the over/under (O/U) at 49 points. Some good live betting opportunities should exist during the game.
This game’s line opened at -4. The total has not changed after it was initially posted at 49.
Each school produced a straight up (SU) record of 8-5 a year ago. Against conference opponents, the Cyclones went 5-4 SU and the Hawkeyes were 4-5 SU versus Big Ten schools. The Cyclones went 2-1 SU against teams from outside the Big 12 while the Hawkeyes were 3-0 SU against such programs.
The Cyclones averaged 255.4 passing yards per game and 110.3 rushing yards per game against their nine in-conference opponents last year. They managed to put up 26.1 points per game against those opponents and gave up 18.9 per contest. When facing non-conference schools, they averaged 41.3 points and 27.3 points-allowed, in addition to 311.7 pass yards per game and 148.3 rush yards per game.
Against out-of-conference competition, the Hawkeyes passed for 218.3 yards per game and rushed for 180.0 per game on their way to 33.0 points per outing. When playing only Big 10 opponents, the offense registered 26.8 points per game by averaging 191.0 passing yards and 129.9 rushing yards. The Hawkeyes defense allowed 19.3 PPG to non-conference foes and 20.1 to teams in conference in 2017.
When these two schools faced one another last year, Iowa knocked Iowa State off by a field goal 44-41.
Iowa State Cyclones at Iowa Hawkeyes NCAA Pick
SU Winner: Iowa, ATS Winner: Iowa, O/U: Under
- The Iowa State offense yielded 19 sacks last season. Their defense created 26 sacks.
- Iowa O-line gave up 25 sacks last year. Their defense was able to sack opposing signal-callers 29 times.