Baylor at Iowa State 9/24/22 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Iowa State Cyclones vs Baylor Bears
Date & Time: 9/24/2022, 4:00 PM UTC
Location: Jack Trice Stadium
Address: Ames, IA
Latest Odds: BAY -2.5 ; O/U 45.5

The No. 17 ranked Baylor Bears visit Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on Saturday to play the Iowa State Cyclones. Baylor improved to 2-1 following its 42-7 victory over Texas State on Saturday. Baylor gained 501 yards of total offense but was careless with the ball, turning it over three times. The Bears defense held Texas State to 268 yards. Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen passed for 184 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen has passed for 585 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Richard Reese is the leading rush hour with 231 yards and five touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Hal Presley with 90 yards and one touchdown reception. On defense, Baylor linebacker Matt Jones has a team-high 19 tackles. Baylor has 6.5 quarterback sacks, but the Bears have not yet intercepted a pass this season.

Iowa State is 3-0 following its 43-10 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday. Iowa State gained 463 yards of total offense and held Ohio to just 233 yards of total offense and forced the Bobcats into four turnovers. Quarterback Hunter Dekkers passed for 268 yards with three touchdowns, while wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson caught nine passes for 93 yards and one touchdown.

Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers passed for 745 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. The leading rusher is Jirehl Brock with 280 yards and one touchdown while the leading receiver is Xavier Hutchinson with 319 yards and five touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Colby Reeder is the leading tackler with 17. Iowa State has 2.0 quarterback sacks and three interceptions.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Baylor is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Bears last 4 on the road
  • Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 versus an opponent with a winning record
  • The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Cyclones last 13 at home
Free NCAA Football Pick: Under 45.5

Baylor is off to a strong start at 2-1 and coming off a big victory over Texas State. The Bears have an excellent defense that is holding opponents to an average of 85 yards rushing and 216.5 yards passing. However, Iowa State's defense is even better holding opponents to 78.0 yards rushing in 157.0 yards passing per game. Therefore the play here is UNDER as the defenses will be the keys to the outcome of this match up. Baylor is allowing an average of only 18.0 points per game and Iowa State allows just 8.5 points per game. Final Score Prediction, Iowa State Cyclones win but our best play is UNDER 23-20.


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