Iowa State vs. Kansas - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (1-4) at Iowa State Cyclones (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -20.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Kansas Jayhawks and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college football action at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Kansas Jayhawks could use their first road win of the season to snap a four-game losing streak. The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t won a road game since September of 2009. Peyton Bender is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 1,373 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bender has thrown at least one interception in seven straight games. Steven Sims Jr. and Ben Johnson have combined for 650 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jeremiah Booker has 16 receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 161.4 yards per contest, and Khalil Herbert leads the way with 503 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 44.8 points and 506.2 yards per game. Joe Dineen Jr. leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 61 tackles, Daniel Wise has two sacks and Mike Lee has two interceptions.
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The Iowa State Cyclones look to win back-to-back games for the first time while building on their win over Oklahoma. The Iowa State Cyclones have lost six of their last eight home games. Kyle Kempt is completing 75 percent of his passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Kempt will enter this game with 26 career pass attempts under his belt. Hakeem Butler and Allen Lazard have combined for 660 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Trever Ryen has 20 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 107.2 yards per contest, and David Montgomery leads the way with 410 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 26 points and 406.2 yards per game. Joel Lanning leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 54 tackles, JaQuan Bailey has three sacks and Kamari Cotton-Moya has two interceptions.
The Jayhawks are 11-31-1 ATS in their last 43 road games, 6-14 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cyclones are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jayhawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Iowa State, the home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
If there was ever a letdown spot, this would be it, as Iowa State is coming off one of the biggest ML upsets in the history of the sport last week with its victory over Oklahoma. The Cyclones also have a good road game next week against Texas Tech, so there's some lookahead here as well. However, Kansas has been getting blasted defensively over the last month, which includes allowing 65 points and 603 yards last week against the Red Raiders. There's also the fact Kansas is the worst college football team on the road over the last decade and that road spread record during the process isn't any sexier. I'll take Iowa State in a beatdown even with this being a trap game.