Kansas State vs. Iowa State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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Big 12 foes will clash when the No. 20 Kansas State Wildcats (4-1) battle the Iowa State Cyclones (3-2).

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing Kansas State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Kansas State has -122 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at -104 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 45 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Kansas State vs. Iowa State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Stadium: Jack Trice Stadium

Betting Preview

Kansas State

Kansas State is putting up 406.4 yards per game on offense this season (69th in the FBS), and are surrendering 370.2 yards per game (66th) on the other side of the ball. On defense, Kansas State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 25th-best by allowing only 18.2 points per game. The offense ranks 59th (32.4 points per game). While Kansas State’s pass defense ranks 69th with 226.4 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking 10th-worst (139.2 passing yards per game). Kansas State ranks 73rd in run defense this season (143.8 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking third-best in the FBS with 267.2 rushing yards per game. Kansas State sports the 15th-best third-down defense this season (28.2% third-down conversion rate allowed), but ranks 16th-worst offensively (31.9% third-down percentage). Kansas State owns the second-best turnover margin in college football at +9, forcing 11 turnovers (18th in the FBS) while turning it over two times (fifth in the FBS).

Iowa State

Iowa State has been excelling on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering just 255.4 total yards per game (eighth-best). On offense, it ranks 84th by accumulating 381.6 total yards per game. Iowa State ranks 92nd in the FBS with 26.0 points per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 12th-best by giving up only 14.4 points per game. Iowa State has been dominant on pass defense, giving up just 172.4 passing yards per contest (14th-best). On offense, it ranks 42nd in the FBS by racking up 269.6 passing yards per game. Offensively, Iowa State is a bottom-25 rushing attack, generating only 112.0 rushing yards per game (20th-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on defense, surrendering just 83.0 rushing yards per contest (ninth-best). Iowa State ranks 33rd in the FBS with a 46.2% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 21st-best by allowing a 29.0% third-down rate. Iowa State owns a 0 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Betting Analysis

Kansas State Betting Insights

Kansas State has covered the spread four times over five games with a set spread. In games this season when favored by 1 point or more, Kansas State has gone 3-1 against the spread. Kansas State games have gone over the total twice this season. The Wildcats have won three of the four games they were the moneyline favorite this season (75%). The Wildcats have a 1-0 record (winning 75% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -122 or shorter.

Cyclones Betting Insights

Iowa State has covered the spread twice in five games with a set number. Iowa State is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 1-point underdogs. This year, Iowa State games have hit the over twice. The Cyclones won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Cyclones have entered two games this season as the underdog by -104 or more and won each of those games.

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

Kansas State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.4 52.3 53.0
Implied Total AVG 33.2 33.0 34.0
ATS Record 4-1-0 3-1-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-3-0 1-3-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-1 3-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 48.8 49.0 48.5
Implied Total AVG 30.6 33.7 26.0
ATS Record 2-3-0 1-2-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-3-0 2-1-0 0-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-2 1-1 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0

Players to Watch

Kansas State

  • The Wildcats’ defensive unit has been helped by Felix Anudike, who has played five games and collected 18 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 5.5 sacks.
  • As part of the Wildcats’ defensive unit, Austin Moore has totaled 1.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 23 tackles, and one interception in five games.
  • Kobe Savage has helped lead the Wildcats’ defense with two interceptions to go along with 24 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended in five games.
  • With 3.0 sacks to go along with 3.0 TFL and 15 tackles, Khalid Duke has helped spur the Wildcats’ defense over five games.


  • On defense, O’Rien Vance has helped set the tone with 23 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in five games.
  • The Cyclones’ Gerry Vaughn has posted 1.5 sacks to go with 18 tackles in five games.
  • Colby Reeder has been causing chaos on defense, registering 0.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL, 15 tackles, and two interceptions for the Cyclones.
  • On defense, Will McDonald IV has chipped in with 11 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in five games.

Kansas State vs. Iowa State Predictions and Pick

Kansas State vs. Iowa State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cyclones (+1)

    Pick OU:

    Over (45)

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How to Bet on Kansas State vs. Iowa State

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Our pick to win this game is Iowa State, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (Kansas State -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 45 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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