Kansas vs. Iowa State - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (1-8) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-8)
College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas Jayhawks square off Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Memorial Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones could use a feel good victory to snap a rough five-game losing streak. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost 15 straight road games. Joel Lanning is completing 59 percent of his passes for 1,224 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Lanning and Jacob Park have combined for 17 touchdown passes this season. Allen Lazard and Deshaunte Jones have combined for 1,005 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Dondre Daley has 19 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 139.2 yards per contest, and Mike Warren leads the way with 530 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 32.6 points and 455.7 yards per game. Willie Harvey leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 57 tackles, Jhaustin Thomas has three sacks and Jomal Wiltz has one interception.
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The Kansas Jayhawks are also in need of a victory that would snap a brutal eight-game losing streak. The Kansas Jayhawks last 16 victories have taken place on their home field. Montell Cozart is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,075 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Cozart and Ryan Willis have combined for 10 touchdown passes this season. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have combined for 1,224 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Shakiem Barbel has 24 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 108 yards per contest, and Ke'aun Kinner leads the way with 492 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 40.2 points and 463.6 yards per game. Fish Smithson leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 64 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has eight sacks and Brandon Stewart has two interceptions.
The Cyclones are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Jayhawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Jayhawks last 8 games overall and the over is 5-2 in Cyclones last 7 games overall.
This should be a fun game to watch between two of the worst teams in the Big 12 for many years and two teams hoping to snap long losing streaks. Iowa State has obviously had more success and should be the favorite here. However, if there's one game the Kansas Jayhawks could win to have some positive vibes, it would be this one. Iowa State isn't a good team and certainly shouldn't be a double-digit favorite to anyone in a power five conference on the road. The home team has also won five of the last six games between Iowa State and Kansas.
Give me the points.