In college football, games can be meaningful for a variety of different reasons. As fans and bettors, we all tend to zero in on the big games that impact conference and playoff races, but there is a whole more going on out there on the average Saturday. Only 4 teams can make it into the playoffs in college ball, which means that everyone else is battling it out to be in a big bowl game. Getting to 6 wins makes a team bowl eligible and there are a bunch of teams that can get there this weekend.
The Baylor Bears and the Iowa State Cyclones are both sitting on 5 wins at the moment, and while both are well out of the running in the conference, both teams can become bowl eligible with a win on Saturday. It may be viewed as some as a bit of a consolation prize, but a bowl game is a pretty decent reward for a good season. Iowa State is in as a 14 ½ point home favorite for this one, with the point total set at 51.
Baylor vs Iowa State NCAA Football Week 11 Betting Lines & Pick
- When: Saturday, November 10 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa
- TV: FS1
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
- NCAA Week 11 Betting Lines: Iowa State -14.5 (Total 51)
- Overcast: -2°C/28°F
- Humidity: 42%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 82%
- Wind: 12 mph SSE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Baylor Bears?The Bears come into this one with a 5-4 record, but they are on a run of form that has seen them lose 2 of their last 3 games and 3 of their last 5. In fairness to the Bears, those losses came at the hands of some very good teams, with Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia, all of whom are ranked, being the teams that took them down.
On the brighter side of things, they are coming in on the heels of a nice 35-31 win over Oklahoma State last week, so it really isn’t all doom and gloom for Baylor. Where things have not been so good is ATS, as the Bears are just 3-5-1 in their last 9 games, not to mention just 5-10-1 ATS in their last 16 games on the road. They also only have 2 wins in their last 13 games away from home.
Why bet on the Iowa State Cyclones?After going through a stretch where they won just 1 game out of 4, the Cyclones have turned their season around in a big way. They are coming into this game on a 4-game winning streak, scoring an average of around 36 PPG on that run.
The biggest victory of the lot came a few weeks ago when they took out West Virginia, 30-14 in a game that essentially ended any shot that the Mountaineers had of getting into the playoffs. The Iowa State Cyclones have been money at home of late, going 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 games in their own building. While they are just 1-4 SU in their last 5 games versus Baylor, they are 5-2 ATS versus the Bears when playing in Ames.
Latest Baylor vs Iowa State NCAA Football Week 11 Betting Trends
- Baylor is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
- Baylor is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor’s last 5 games on the road
- Iowa State is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Iowa State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Iowa State’s last 16 games
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionThe Cyclones are a team on form right now, which is very often a deciding factor in any match-up. I have them winning this one and covering the spread, with the point total creeping ever so slightly OVER.
Score: Baylor Bears 17 – Iowa State Cyclones 35