Baylor vs Iowa State Week 4 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 17 Baylor Bears (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Jack Trice Stadium — Ames, IA
Week 4 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big 12 battle between the No. 17 Baylor Bears and Iowa State Cyclones. These two teams played a thriller last season with the Bears prevailing 31-29 as a 7-point home underdog.
Baylor vs Iowa State Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BAY: (+116) | ISU: (-140)
Spread: BAY: +2.5 (-105) | ISU: -2.5 (-115)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Iowa State enters this contest as a very small favorite on the spread and -140 on the moneyline. This early Saturday start in Ames also features a low total of 45.5 points, which is well below the average college football game scoring.
Baylor vs Iowa State Tech Prediction & Pick
Iowa State is 3-0 and enters off a 43-10 rout of Ohio U. The Cyclones won a low-scoring rivalry game over Iowa the previous week, 10-7. The road win included a strong defensive effort holding the Hawkeyes to 11 first downs and 150 total yards.
Baylor has crushed a pair of weaker teams as 30+ point favorites, but lost in overtime at BYU 26-20.
When it comes down it, I'll side with the stronger defensive team at home with a Iowa State allowing just 191 yards per game vs two FBS opponents including Iowa.
Final Score Prediction: Iowa State: 24 | Baylor: 17
Baylor vs Iowa State Betting Trends
- Baylor is 7-1 straight up (SU) in their last 8 games.
- Baylor is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games.
- The total has hit the under in 6 of Baylor's last 8 games on the road.
- Iowa State is 6-0 SU in their last 6 home games.
- Iowa State is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Baylor vs Iowa State Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
A close contest is expected, and 4 of the last 5 meetings have been decided by 10 points or less. Iowa State has won 4-straight Big 12 home openers, and QB Hunter Dekkers has been solid for the Cyclones thus far in his first year starting completing 74.3 percent of his attempts for 745 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Both teams defenses are the stronger units, and Iowa State has allowed less than 200 yards per game (YPG) in wins over Ohio U and Iowa. Baylor has allowed 317 YPG vs two FBS opponents, and the Bears passing game is going to have a tougher time noting that QB Blake Shapen had just 137 passing yards on 28 attempts at BYU. The Cyclones can get their redemption at home.