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    On Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-3) will host the Iowa State Cyclones (3-3).

    The Cyclones are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+5), against the Bearcats (with an over/under of 43 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 43 -108 -112 -199 +167

    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

    • Cincinnati sports the 31st-ranked defense this year (328.4 yards allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 10th-best with a tally of 490 yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Cincinnati ranks 65th in the FBS with 30 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 62nd in points allowed (328.4 points allowed per contest).
    • Cincinnati is putting up 269.8 passing yards per game offensively this season (39th in the FBS), and is giving up 228 passing yards per game (70th) on defense.
    • Cincinnati has been a tough opponent for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (10th-best with 220.2 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (20th-best with 100.4 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Cincinnati ranks 32nd in third-down efficiency (45%) on offense and 43rd in third-down percentage allowed (35.5%) on defense this year.
    • With seven forced turnovers (81st in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (65th in the FBS), Cincinnati’s -1-1 turnover margin ranks 75th in college football.

    Cincinnati’s Best Players

    • Emory Jones leads Cincinnati with 1,226 yards (245.2 ypg) on 100-of-161 passing with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He also has 280 rushing yards on 69 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Corey Kiner has racked up 405 yards on 76 carries while finding paydirt two times as a runner.
    • Xzavier Henderson’s 414 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 42 times and has registered 30 catches and one touchdown.
    • Braden Smith has put up a 270-yard season so far with three touchdowns, hauling in 17 passes on 27 targets.
    • Dee Wiggins has a total of 193 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 14 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Eric Phillips has racked up two sacks to pace the team, while also picking up three TFL and five tackles.
    • Deshawn Pace is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 19 tackles, two TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
    • Bryon Threats has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 17 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Iowa State Betting Insights

    • Iowa State is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, the Cyclones are 1-1 against the spread.
    • Iowa State hase hit the over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Iowa State Pick Insights

    • Iowa State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, registering 323 total yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 45th with 348.5 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • With 21.8 points per game on offense, Iowa State ranks 107th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 46th, surrendering 21.7 points per contest.
    • Iowa State is posting 206.7 passing yards per contest on offense this season (93rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 214.7 passing yards per contest (51st-ranked) on defense.
    • Iowa State’s running game has been struggling, ranking 25th-worst in the FBS with 116.3 rushing yards per game. It has been better on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering 133.8 rushing yards per contest (63rd-ranked).
    • Iowa State’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking eighth-worst in the FBS with a 31% third-down conversion rate. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, giving up a 35.6% third-down rate (46th-ranked).
    • Iowa State has fared really well in terms of turnovers, as its 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.
    • Eli Sanders is his team’s leading rusher with 43 carries for 211 yards, or 35.2 per game. He’s found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
    • Abu Sama III has racked up 192 yards on 38 carries with one touchdown.
    • Jaylin Noel’s 284 receiving yards (47.3 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 31 catches on 48 targets with two touchdowns.
    • 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 paces the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and four tackles.
    • Beau Freyler, Iowa State’s tackle leader, has 39 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and three interceptions this year.
    • Jeremiah Cooper has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 26 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended to his name.
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