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    The Iowa State Cyclones (3-3) are in action on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET at Nippert Stadium versus the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-3).

    The Cyclones are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+5), against the Bearcats (with an over/under of 44.5 points).

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    Game Info for Cincinnati vs. Iowa State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Nippert Stadium
    Cincinnati vs Iowa State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cincinnati -5 -109 -111 44.5 -110 -110 -201 +168

    Cincinnati Pick Insights

    • Cincinnati is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 5-point favorites this season, Cincinnati is 1-1 against the spread.
    • Four of Cincinnati’s five games with a set total have hit the over (80%).

    Cincinnati Stats & Insights

    • On the offensive side of the ball, Cincinnati has been a top-25 unit, ranking 10th-best in the FBS by totaling 490 yards per game. The defense ranks 31st (328.4 yards allowed per game).
    • Cincinnati is totaling 30 points per game on offense, which ranks them 65th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 62nd, allowing 24 points per game.
    • Cincinnati is putting up 269.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 39th in the FBS. The defense ranks 70th, giving up 228 passing yards per game.
    • Cincinnati has been firing on all cylinders in the running game this season, ranking 10th-best in rushing offense (220.2 rushing yards per game) and 20th-best in rushing defense (100.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • On offense, Cincinnati ranks 33rd in the FBS with a 45% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 43rd in third-down percentage allowed (100.4).
    • With seven forced turnovers (81st in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (65th in the FBS), Cincinnati (-1) owns the 77th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Emory Jones has been a dual threat for Cincinnati so far this season. He has 1,226 passing yards, completing 62.1% of his passes and collecting 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 280 yards (56 ypg) on 69 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Corey Kiner has racked up 405 yards on 76 carries while finding the end zone two times.
    • Xzavier Henderson has hauled in 30 catches for 414 yards (82.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone one time as a receiver.
    • Braden Smith has hauled in 17 receptions totaling 270 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Dee Wiggins has compiled 14 grabs for 193 yards, an average of 38.6 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Eric Phillips leads the team with two sacks, and also has three TFL and five tackles.
    • Deshawn Pace, Cincinnati’s leading tackler, has 19 tackles, two TFL, and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Bryon Threats has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 17 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Iowa State Betting Insights

    • Iowa State has covered the spread twice in five opportunities this season.
    • When they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, the Cyclones are 1-1 against the spread.
    • Two of Iowa State’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Iowa State Pick Insights

    • Iowa State has been sputtering on offense, ranking 17th-worst with 323 total yards per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 348.5 total yards per contest (45th-ranked).
    • In terms of points scored Iowa State ranks 107th in the FBS (21.8 points per game), and it is 47th defensively (21.7 points allowed per contest).
    • With 206.7 passing yards per game on offense, Iowa State ranks 93rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 52nd, giving up 214.7 passing yards per game.
    • Iowa State’s running game has been struggling, ranking 25th-worst in the FBS with 116.3 rushing yards per game. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 133.8 rushing yards per contest (62nd-ranked).
    • Iowa State’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating a 31% third-down rate, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 46th with a 35.6% third-down rate surrendered.
    • Iowa State has fared really well in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +5 ranks 13th-best in the FBS, with 10 forced turnovers (26th in the nation) and five turnovers committed (16th in the nation).

    Iowa State’s Best Players

    • Rocco Becht leads Iowa State with 1,223 yards on 108-of-180 passing with 10 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 63 rushing yards (10.5 ypg) on 22 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Eli Sanders, has carried the ball 43 times for 211 yards (35.2 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Abu Sama III has racked up 192 yards on 38 carries with one touchdown.
    • Jaylin Noel has hauled in 284 receiving yards on 31 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Jayden Higgins has 17 receptions (on 29 targets) for a total of 266 yards (44.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Daniel Jackson has racked up 173 reciving yards (28.8 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Zach Lovett leads the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and four tackles.
    • Iowa State’s leading tackler, Beau Freyler, has 39 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and three interceptions this year.
    • Jeremiah Cooper has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 26 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended to his name.

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