Iowa State Vs Texas Tech Betting PredictionsJosh Bailey
Streaking Iowa State Looks to Nab Road Win Against Struggling Texas Tech
The Iowa State Cyclones will look to keep their impressive winning ways going when they take on the high-scoring, but struggling Texas Tech Red Raiders in their suddenly intriguing Week 8 Big 12 matchup this weekend. The longtime conference rivals will square off on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, live from Jones AT&T Stadium with this matchup airing live on FS1. Now, let’s find out which team is going to cover the chalk.
Iowa State Cyclones Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Predictions
Iowa State Cyclones (4-2) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-2)
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium
Odds: Texas Tech Red Raiders -6
Why Bet the Iowa State Cyclones Odds at +6
One week after pulling off a huge 38-31 upset over nationally-ranked Oklahoma, the Cyclones completely overwhelmed Kansas in its 45-0 shutout win last weekend to easily cover the college football betting line as a 22.5-point home favorite. Quarterback Kyle Kempt completed 13 of 20 passes for 122 yards with one touchdown while running back David Montgomery rushed 21 times for a modest 68 yards but three touchdowns in the win. In two starts this season, Kempt is completing a blistering 70.5 percent of his passes for 465 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Iowa State averages 35.7 points per game (29th) while limiting the opposition to just 21.7 points per contest defensively (45th).
Why Bet the Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds at -6
The Red Raiders have lost two of their last three games and ended up on the wrong end of a 46-35 loss to West Virginia last weekend while failing to cover the spread as a 5.5-point road underdog. Quarterback Nic Shimonek passes for 323 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the loss, but Texas Tech gave up five passing touchdowns to Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier while allowing West Virginia to outscore them 22-0 in the fourth quarter. Texas Tech averages a whopping 44.8 points per game to rank a stellar fourth nationally but gives up a generous 30.8 points per contest defensively (93rd).
Iowa State Vs Texas Tech Betting Predictions
While Texas Tech can score the ball like crazy, the Red Raiders are giving up points like they’re going out of style. Combine that with the fact that Iowa State has been completely transformed by the insertion of Kyle Kempt at quarterback and you can see why I like the Cyclones to cover the spread despite being on the road in this Week 8 Big 12 battle.
Cyclones are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in the month of October, 6-1 ATS in their L/7 games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Red Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and a robust 11-4 ATS in their last 15 conference games, but the underdog in this rivalry is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. Iowa State not only covers the spread, but they do so by winning outright.
Pick: Iowa State +6