Oklahoma at Iowa State NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Prediction

Oklahoma at Iowa State NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Prediction

Written by on September 13, 2018

The Iowa State Cyclones will look to pull off the big upset over the fifth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners when they host the national championship title hopefuls in a Week 3 contest that looks like a huge mismatch on the surface. If you’re wondering whether or not Iowa State can get the outright win or cover the chalk as a near, three-touchdown home underdog, then let’s get to my expert pick right now.

Oklahoma at Iowa State NCAA Football Week 3 Odds & Prediction

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM ET Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa TV: ABC Radio: TuneIn Live Stream: WatchESPN NCAA Football Week 3 Odds: Oklahoma -17.5 Total: 55

Weather Forecast

  • Clear:  28°C/82°F
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precipitation: 11%
  • Wind: 9 mph S
  • Cloud Cover: 16%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On Oklahoma?

Why should you bet on Oklahoma in this Week 3 pairing? Because the Sooners have far more talent on their roster than Iowa State, not to mention, they’re one of the best offensive teams in the game today and they’ve looked fantastic through two games this season. Oklahoma improved to 2-0 on the season by spanking UCLA 49-21 on Saturday after beating Florida Atlantic 63-14 in their opener. The bruins got out to an early 7-0 lead but the Sooners then scored 42 consecutive points to put their opponents away. Quarterback Kyler Murray completed 19 of 33 passes for 306 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while adding 69 rushing yards and two scores on 10 carries. “You think there would be a big drop off when you go from a Heisman Trophy winner, but that kid’s very special,” UCLA head coach Chip Kelly said of Murray. The Sooners, who held a 21-7 lead at the half, held UCLA to a modest 133 yards before the half and sacked UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson five times.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 56
  • Total Yards: 567.50
  • Pass Yards: 320
  • Rush Yards: 247.50
  • Average Score Against: 17.50
  • Total Yards: 353.50
  • Pass Yards: 223
  • Rush Yards: 130.50

Why Bet On Iowa State?

Is iowa State a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 3? Why should you bet on the Cyclones in this Week 3 affair? Because they’re playing at home and getting close to three touchdowns worth of points. Iowa State scored the first points of the game against Iowa early in the first quarter but that’s about where the good news ended for the Cyclones seeing as how they never found their way into the end zone again. “At the line of scrimmage, where games are still won in this sport, they dominated. And we didn’t respond,” Campbell said. Quarterback Kyle Kempt completed 15 of 21 passes for 126 yards before leaving with a “dinged” MCL, but the Cyclones were held to a pitiful 19 rushing yards on 25 team carries. “I don’t think it’s season ending by any stretch of the imagination,” Campbell said of Kempt’s injury.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 3
  • Total Yards: 188
  • Pass Yards: 169
  • Rush Yards: 19
  • Average Score Against: 13
  • Total Yards: 270
  • Pass Yards: 166
  • Rush Yards: 105

Latest NCAAF Betting for Oklahoma at Iowa State

  • Oklahoma is 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Oklahoma is 23-2 SU in the last 25 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Oklahoma’s last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 games
  • Iowa State is 2-4 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Iowa State’s last 9 games

Score Prediction & Betting Pick for Oklahoma at Iowa State

If you’re worried about Oklahoma covering the spread as a 17-point road favorite, then don’t be! Oklahoma is clearly far superior to Iowa State on both sides of the ball, particularly on offense. Not only that, but the Sooners also want some revenge for their stunning 38-31 home loss against Iowa State last season. Oklahoma is 6-3 ATS in their last nine games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against the Cyclones and 4-2 ATS in their last six road games against Iowa State. The Cyclones are 2-4 SU in their last six games and they really just don’t have enough firepower on offense in order to keep up with the explosive Sooners. NCAA Football Week 3 Pick: Oklahoma 42 Iowa State 10