Iowa State at Kansas State Betting Preview

Published on 10/13/2021
By Zachary Cohen
Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn
Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn is electric out of the backfield.
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Iowa State Cyclones (-6.5) at Kansas State Wildcats
Saturday 10/17, 7:30 p.m. ET

Three things you need to know before betting on Iowa State-Kansas State: 

1. Last year, Iowa State was a 13.5-point home favorite against Kansas State and the Cyclones ended up earning a dominant 45-0 win. It was the second time in there years that Iowa State earned a victory in this head-to-head series, but it's the Wildcats that have covered in two of the last three. Also, Kansas State is 13-1 straight-up and 7-6-1 against the spread when facing Iowa State in Manhattan since 1992. 

2. Iowa State is one of only 10 FBS teams that's allowing an average of 90 or fewer rushing yards per game this season. That means that Kansas State could struggle to move the ball in this game, as the Wildcats are 1-7 straight-up and 2-6 against the spread since the start of 2019 when facing a team that allows an average of 120 or fewer rushing yards per game. Iowa State is also 10-3 straight up and 8-5 against the spread as a road favorite under head coach Matt Campbell. 

3. The Under is 7-2 when Kansas State allowed 6.25 or more yards per play in its previous game with Chris Klieman as head coach. The Under is also 6-1 in that span when the Wildcats are facing teams that rush for 4.75 or more yards per carry. The Under has also hit in three of the last four meetings between these two teams. 

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