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Iowa State vs West Virginia 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

West Virginia Mountaineers (3-5) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3-5)
November 5, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -6.5 / West Virginia Mountaineers +6.5; Over/Under: +50.5
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The Iowa State Cyclones and West Virginia Mountaineers do battle Saturday in week 10 Big 12 college football action at Jack Trice Stadium. The West Virginia Mountaineers look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Iowa State Cyclones look to snap a 5-game losing streak. 

The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost 7 of their last 10 road games. JT Daniels is completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 1,961 yards, 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Bryce Ford-Wheaton and Sam James have combined for 1,063 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Kaden Prather has 44 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 172 yards per contest, and CJ Donaldson leads the way with 526 yards and 8 touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 34.6 points and 417 yards per game. Lee Kpogba leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 54 tackles, Dante Stills has 2.5 sacks and Jacolby Spells has 1 interception.

The Iowa State Cyclones have lost 3 straight home games. Hunter Dekkers is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 2,151 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Xavier Hutchinson and Jaylin Noel have combined for 1,262 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Dimitri Stanley has 25 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 97.3 yards per contest, and Jirehl Brock leads the way with 420 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 16.6 points and 295 yards per game. O’Rien Vance leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 45 tackles, Will McDonald IV has 3.5 sacks and Colby Reeder has 2 interceptions.

The Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Cyclones are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Cyclones last 4 games overall. The Mountaineers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

The Iowa State Cyclones are probably the better team on paper, and they’re kind of due for a bounce back spot. However, I’m not laying chalk with a team that’s riding a 5-game losing streak, can’t run the football and is 108th in scoring offense. The West Virginia Mountaineers have clear defensive issues, but they can score, and we’ve seen them put up fights against ranked Pittsburgh and TCU. WVU may not win much these days, but this team competes. Give me the free touchdown.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +6.5

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