Iowa State Cyclones Odds
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Iowa State Cyclones 2023 Season Preview
The Iowa State Cyclones football team is gearing up for the 2023 season with a renewed sense of optimism, determined to bounce back from their 4-8 record in 2022. Head Coach Matt Campbell enters his 8th year with the team, looking to compete for a Big 12 title, despite having a tough schedule.
The Cylones offense returns its starting QB from last yaer in Hunter Dekkers, along with most of his starting offensive line, and top running back from a year ago. Dekkers will have to develop chemistry with some new wideouts, as his top receiving target from last season, Xavier Hutchinson, is no longer in Ames. Matt Campbell made some changes to the offensive coaching staff, promoting Nate Scheelhaase to the OC role. The major focus for the Cylcones offense will be to limit turnovers, which plauged the team a season ago. Iowa State only managed a measly 18.2 PPG in 2022, which had them at 119th (out of 131) in the nation in terms of scoring offense.
Conversely, Iowa State's defense was a bright spot fot the Cyclones in 2022. They held opponents to 21.2 PPG (18th in the country), giving the team some chances to win. The loss of premier edge rusher Will McDonald IV will be challenging, so it is likely that Iowa State will look to lean on its stout secondary a little more in 2023. Many think that Iowa State could struggle bringing pressure on opposing teams, meaning their cornerbacks and safeties will have a tall task ahead of them.
Iowa State is seen as a lower middle of the pack team to compete for the Big 12 title this year with consensus odds of +5455.
Betting on the Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State Cyclones Point Spreads
Betting point spreads are wagers based on the expectation that a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. The Cyclones went 4-7-1 against the spread in 2022, making them a pretty unreliable wager. Here’s an example:
- Iowa State -2.5 (-110)
- Texas +2.5 (-110)
In this situation, Iowa State is favored by 2.5 points against Texas. If the Cyclones win the game by three or more points, a $100 wager on Iowa State would come with a payout of $90.91. If the Longhorns won the game outright or lost by two points or less, the same $100 wager would net $110 plus the original $100 for a total of $210.
Iowa State Cyclones Moneylines
Iowa State lost early and often in 2022, offering little value to Cyclones moneyline betters. The only thing to do here is pick the winner. Check out this example:
- Iowa State -160
- Oklahoma +180
The minus (-) and plus (+) signs distinguish the favorite from the underdog, making Iowa State the favorite in this scenario. Odds can be understood more clearly if you think in terms of $10 or $100 increments. A wager on the Cyclones odds would mean every $160 bet nets $100. And it's the opposite for underdogs: Here the Oklahoma moneyline was set at +180, meaning a $100 wager would profit $180.
Moneylines are also commonly used when making parlays, which are multiple bets tied into one. Let’s say you bet on Iowa State’s moneyline and a -2.5 point spread, ISU would need to win by three points for that bet to be successful. The risk may be greater, but so is the reward with increased odds. Use our Odds Calculator to calculate any bet amount or conversion.
Iowa State Cyclones Over/Unders
Over/under, also called point total, is a wager placed on the combined scoring of a single game. Bookmakers come up with a number and you can either bet the over or — you guessed it — the under. Here’s how it works:
Let's say Iowa State plays Oklahoma State and the over/under is set at 70 points. A wager on the over would require the Cyclones and Cowboys to score 71 total points or more to win. Betting the under is an expectation that the two teams would score 69 or fewer points. It's also possible for the bet to push, which would happen if the game finished with exactly 70 points scored.
Iowa State hit the over in only 25% of their games in 2022 due to their historically bad offense.
Iowa State Cyclones Props
Player props are wagers on a single player, and they're tied to a single stat found in the box score for a game or even the whole season. These are among the most fun to bet on, especially if you're already playing fantasy football and like the player-specific focus it offers. Check out an example below:
- Hunter Dekker pass yards: 2,500
Iowa State Cyclones Futures
Futures are somewhat similar to prop bets in the way that both are monitored over the course of a season. Except most future bets are focused on end of season success. Examples of futures are:
- Iowa State Cyclones odds to win the Big 12
- Iowa State Cyclones odds to reach the College Football Playoff
- Iowa State Cyclones odds to win the College Football Playoff
If you think the Cyclones can make their first Playoff appearance or even win the CFP championship, this is the place to bet. These types of bets are called futures, and they're just wagers on things that settle at the end of the year. For a full list of college football futures, click or tap here.
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