Kansas State vs. Iowa State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 25, 2023

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Big 12 foes will meet when the No. 19 Kansas State Wildcats (8-3) meet the Iowa State Cyclones (6-5).

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing Kansas State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas State has -369 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +279 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 45.5 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Kansas State vs. Iowa State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Manhattan, Kansas
  • Stadium: Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Betting Preview

Kansas State

Kansas State ranks 50th in total defense this year (362.2 yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS with 445.9 total yards per game. Kansas State has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (11th-best with 38.1 points per game) and scoring defense (22nd-best with 19.3 points allowed per game) this year. Kansas State is putting up 242.6 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 52nd in the FBS. The defense ranks 72nd, allowing 230.2 passing yards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, Kansas State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 13th-best in the FBS by putting up 203.3 per game. The Wildcats rank 38th on defense (132.0 rushing yards allowed per game). Kansas State has been firing on all cylinders on third down this year, owning the eighth-best mark in third-down conversion rate (49.3%) and fifth-best in third-down defense (28.0% third-down conversion rate allowed). With 14 forced turnovers (36th in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (27th in the FBS), Kansas State’s +5 turnover margin is the 24th-best in college football.

Iowa State

From an offensive standpoint, Iowa State is accumulating 347.5 total yards per contest (95th-ranked). It ranks 36th in the FBS defensively (337.3 total yards surrendered per game). From an offensive angle, Iowa State is compiling 24.8 points per game (82nd-ranked). It ranks 31st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (20.5 points given up per game). Iowa State ranks 61st in the FBS with 228.1 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 45th with 211.3 passing yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball. Iowa State ranks 107th in the FBS with 119.5 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 34th with 126.0 rushing yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball. Iowa State’s third-down defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with a 33.1% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is putting up a 37.7% third-down rate, which ranks 80th. Iowa State has compiled 15 forced turnovers this season and have turned it over eight times, resulting in a +7 turnover margin, which ranks 13th-best in the FBS.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Betting Analysis

Kansas State Betting Insights

Kansas State has put together an 8-3-0 record against the spread this season. In games it is played as 10-point favorites or more, Kansas State has an ATS record of 4-1. Kansas State games have gone over the total six times this season. The Wildcats have gone 7-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 77.8% of those games). The Wildcats are 1-1 (winning 80% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -369 or shorter.

Iowa State Betting Insights

Iowa State is 6-5-0 against the spread this year. Iowa State has yet to cover a spread when playing as at least 10-point underdogs (0-1). Games involving Iowa State have hit the over on four occasions this season. The Cyclones have won two of the five games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Cyclones have played as an underdog of +279 or more once this season and lost that game.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Kansas State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.9 55.5 54.1
Implied Total AVG 33.0 35.7 29.8
ATS Record 8-3-0 6-0-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-5-0 3-3-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-2 6-0 1-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Iowa State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.1 43.8 44.5
Implied Total AVG 25.3 24.7 26.0
ATS Record 6-5-0 3-3-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-7-0 1-5-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-2 2-1 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-2 1-1

Players to Watch

Kansas State

  • In addition to his 2,355 passing yards and 62.9% completion percentage this year, Will Howard has tallied 23 touchdowns against nine interceptions.
  • In addition to the numbers he’s produced through the air, Howard has also chipped in 308 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games.
  • As a runner, DJ Giddens has accumulated 961 yards in the ground game with eight rushing touchdowns in 11 games.
  • As a receiver, Giddens has tallied 28 receptions on zero targets for 286 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Treshaun Ward has aided the Wildcats’ offense by running for 603 yards (60.3 yards per carry) and four rushing touchdowns.
  • Ward has added 116 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 15 catches in the passing game.
  • Phillip Brooks III has received zero targets in 2023 and has converted them into 50 catches (4.5 per game) for 563 yards and five TDs in 11 games.
  • As part of the Wildcats’ defensive unit, Kobe Savage has compiled 52 tackles, two TFL, and three interceptions in 10 games.
  • The Wildcats’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Austin Moore, who has played 10 games and posted one sack to go with seven TFL and 56 tackles.
  • With 51 tackles, one TFL, and one interception in nine games, Marques Sigle has been an important part of the Wildcats’ defensive unit in 2023.
  • A big contributor to the Wildcats’ defense, Will Lee III has two interceptions to go with 37 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended in eight games.

Iowa State

  • Rocco Becht has 17 TD passes and eight interceptions in 11 games, completing 63.4% of his throws for 2,444 yards (222.2 per game).
  • In the passing game, Jayden Higgins has scored four TDs, catching 42 balls for 714 yards (64.9 per game).
  • In 10 games, Jaylin Noel has 57 receptions for 581 yards (58.1 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • In nine games, Eli Sanders has run for 477 yards (53.0 per game) and four TDs.
  • In addition, Sanders has five catches for 43 yards and one touchdown.
  • Beau Freyler has registered three interceptions to go with 74 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and four passes defended in 10 games for the Cyclones.
  • In nine games for the Cyclones, Jeremiah Cooper has delivered five interceptions to go with 33 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.
  • The Cyclones’ T.J. Tampa has posted two interceptions to go with 38 tackles and three passes defended in 10 games.
  • The Cyclones’ Malik Verdon has amassed 40 tackles and two interceptions in nine games.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Predictions and Pick

Kansas State vs. Iowa State betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    Kansas State (-10)

  • Pick OU: Over (45.5)

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Our pick to win this contest is Kansas State, and we expect that Kansas State will cover the spread (Kansas State -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 45.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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