Baylor Bears at Iowa State Cyclones Pick - Odds and Against the Spread Predictions
The Baylor Bears (5-4) and the Iowa State Cyclones (5-3) will square off in a pivotal Big 12 conference clash set to take place at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The game will kick off at 3:30 PM ET and is slated to be televised on FS1. Last year, the Cyclones defeated the Bears 23-13 as a 7.5-point favorite in Waco to end three consecutive victories by BU against ISU. Iowa State has covered in the last three fixtures between both participants.
Baylor Bears at Iowa State Cyclones Overview
The Bears roar into this contest on the heels of a 35-31 upset of the Oklahoma State Cowboys last Saturday in Waco where the Bears closed as a six-point dog at home. The triumph snapped a two-game Baylor losing streak suffered at the hands of West Virginia and Texas.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones come in off a 27-3 beatdown of the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kansas, last Saturday. The victory marks Iowa State's fourth straight victory since losing to TCU on the road as an 11-point dog in late-September.
Reasons To Avoid Iowa State
The Cyclones go from being the hunter to the hunted as they are now a ranked team with much of the public flocking to them in this market. This is a team that goes from playing the role of a pesky underdog (a role that they play very well) to that of the outfit with something to lose who can be upset. So far, ISU has done an excellent job of handling the change, but they could have easily been stunned two weeks against Texas Tech had the Red Raiders not made some costly errors to hand them the game. The Cyclones followed up this up with a dominant performance against the Jayhawks, but Baylor is not Kansas, Dorothy.
Reasons To Back Baylor
If the Bears win this game they are bowl eligible and that in itself is enough motivation for Baylor as they won just a game last year. With two rivalry games looming, a Baylor upset puts the Bears in the post-season with the luxury of focusing strictly on their rivals without added pressure. Given the fact this team just shocked the Pokes who stunned Texas, Baylor will have plenty of juice for this contest and will be upset-minded yet again.
Baylor at Iowa State Prediction 11/10/2018
This is the first time this season that we have seen the Clones ranked. Generally speaking, this is not a good place for many teams to be in as we have seen several examples this season already of these clubs getting upset outright. This may be another one of those cases. Expect Baylor to throw the ball in heavy doses and do so often to keep Iowa State guessing and play outside of their comfort zone of stopping the run. An upset is not definitive, but it is certainly not of the question.