Kansas at Iowa State odds: Can Jayhawks hang with Cyclones?November 21, 2019
The Kansas Jayhawks (3-7, 1-6) and Iowa State Cyclones (6-4, 4-3) hook up Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, for a Big 12 battle at noon ET.
We analyze the Kansas-Iowa State odds and betting lines, while providing college football betting tips and advice on this matchup.
Kansas at Iowa State: Three things you need to know
1. The Jayhawks will not qualify for a bowl game yet again this season, but they haven’t been a pushover like recent seasons. They’re a respectable 3-2 ATS across the past five, and 2-2 ATS in the past four on the road.
2. Iowa State QB Brock Purdy has rolled up 3,203 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions while also running for seven scores. The Cyclones rank eighth in the nation, posting 326.3 passing yards per game.
3. Kansas ranks 120th in the country with 470.6 total yards per game allowed, 125th with 232.7 rushing yards per game allowed, and T-107th in points allowed at 33.1 per game.
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Kansas at Iowa State: Odds, betting lines and picks
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Thursday at 12:45 p.m. ET.
Iowa State 45, Kansas 30
There is currently no moneyline available at the time of publishing.
Against the Spread (ATS)
KANSAS (+24.5, -110) has some decent skill position players like RB Pooka Williams Jr. and WR Andrew Parchment, so the Jayhawks are more than capable of hanging in a shootout. Make no mistake, Iowa State (-24.5, -110) is the better team here, but the Jayhawks have the tools to get involved in a shootout. Just ask the Texas Longhorns.
The OVER (58.5, -106) is a tremendous play, as Iowa State’s pass attack is outstanding and Kansas has a very leaky defense. The best thing for over bettors will be Iowa State jumping out to a big lead and Kansas passing its way back into the game. It is surprising this line wasn’t in the sixties. Get in before it rises.
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