Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Betting Odds
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Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Betting Picks and Free Prediction
Kyler Murray could only watch from the sidelines last year as Iowa State overcame an early 14-point deficit to end its 18-game losing streak to Oklahoma. The reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week will try to be one of the primary reasons the fifth-ranked Sooners continue their overwhelming success on the road in this rivalry on Saturday when they visit the Cyclones in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Kyle Kempt made his first career start in this game a season ago and threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 2:19 remaining as Iowa State stunned Oklahoma 38-31 - the Sooners' only regular-season loss in 2017. Just like last season, the Cyclones will enter this contest coming off a low-scoring defeat, as they could muster only 188 total yards in their season-opening 13-3 loss to Iowa.
Even without Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, who moved onto the NFL, Oklahoma is averaging 56 points in two games with Murray at the controls, including a 49-21 victory over UCLA last week. The Sooners have won 74 of the 82 meetings with Iowa State and own a 23-game winning streak in Ames dating back to 1960.
Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Keys Players Betting Report
Oklahoma Sooners: Murray (28-of-44 with 515 yards and five touchdowns), who ranks second on the team with 95 rushing yards and third in the conference in total offense (303.5), may be asked to carry even more of the offense after leading rusher Rodney Anderson suffered a season-ending knee injury versus the Bruins. Freshman T.J. Pledger (14 carries, 83 yards), sophomore Trey Sermon (16, 82) and senior Marcelias Sutton (9, 71) have each seen action out of the backfield in each of the first two games and will be counted upon to carry a ground game averaging 247.5 yards. Sophomore CeeDee Lamb erupted for 146 yards receiving against UCLA and added 63 yards on two punt returns for a career-high 209 all-purpose yards last weekend.
Iowa State Cyclones: Kempt is "day-to-day" according to coach Matt Campbell after the senior was unable to return to the game after trying to play through and before ultimately succumbing to an ankle injury in the second half against Iowa. Sophomore running back David Montgomery was limited to 59 total yards versus the Hawkeyes and also held to 55 yards rushing on 17 carries in last year's upset, but he set career highs with seven receptions and 89 yards versus the Sooners. Mike Rose recorded 11 tackles and a pass breakup while becoming the first Iowa State true freshman defender to start a season opener since 2006 last weekend, while fellow linebacker Willie Harvey added nine stops and is the team's active leader in tackles for loss with 22.5.
Oklahoma Sooners Betting Odds Trends
|Oklahoma is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Oklahoma is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games|
|Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 17 of Oklahoma's last 25 games on the road|
|Oklahoma is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Iowa State|
|Oklahoma is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Iowa State|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games when playing Iowa State|
|Oklahoma is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Iowa State|
|Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State|
Iowa State Cyclones Betting Odds Trends
|Iowa State is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games|
|Iowa State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Iowa State's last 9 games|
|Iowa State is 8-2-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home|
|Iowa State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Oklahoma|
|Iowa State is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games when playing Oklahoma|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma|
|Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma|
|Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma|