Iowa State vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Jack Trice Stadium)
The Line: Iowa State -19 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday in college football action at Jack Trice Stadium.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks need a statement road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have lost five of their last seven road games. Caleb Evans is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 424 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Evans has two touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Xavier Brown and Josh Pederson have combined for 229 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Markis McCray has nine receptions. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks ground game is averaging 246.5 yards per contest, and Josh Johnson leads the way with 299 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana Monroe is allowing 27 points and 454 yards per game. Chase Day leads the Warhawks with 20 tackles, Donald Louis Jr. has two sacks and Corey Straughter has one interception.
The Iowa State Cyclones also need a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Iowa State Cyclones have won seven of their last eight home games. Brock Purdy is completing 72 percent of his passes for 554 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Purdy has 18 touchdown passes on 295 career pass attempts. Tarique Milton and Deshaunte Jones have combined for 319 receiving yards and one touchdown while La'Michael Pettway has eight receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 138 yards per contest, and Kene Nwangwu leads the way with 84 yards and on 10 carries. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 22 points and 287.5 yards per game. Greg Eisworth leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 23 tackles, O'Rien Vance has three sacks and Lawrence White has three pass deflections.
The Warhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in September and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cyclones are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in September, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Cyclones last 26 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Warhawks last 5 games overall.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have covered six of their last nine games as a double-digit underdog. The Iowa State Cyclones have failed to cover five of their last six games as a double-digit favorite. Iowa State has been in back-to-back dogfights and continues to have issues running the football. Louisiana Monroe nearly beat Florida State on the road and has played high level competition the last few years with games against Memphis, Auburn and Ole Miss, so nothing the Cyclones throw at the Warhawks will be much of a shock. I'll take a stab with the points here.