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Iowa State Cyclones Football
With a Fiesta Bowl win and a top-10 ranking to end the season, Matt Campbell’s Iowa State team staked its claim as an elite football school in 2020. With a regular season win total of 9.5 games, it’s clear that oddsmakers expect the Cyclones to improve in the 2021 season.
You can use this page to shop for point spreads, over/unders, and moneylines for every Cyclones game this season. But to better understand those markets, let’s dive into those key terms.
Iowa State Cyclones Point Spreads
One of the most basic bets in college football is the point spread bet, which is a wager on the margin of victory of the game. A favored team will have a minus sign (-) next to the number of points they are expected to win by (or “cover”), and the underdog will have a plus sign (+).
Let’s use an example:
- Iowa Hawkeyes (+3.5)
- Iowa State Cyclones (-3.5)
In this example, the Cyclones are favored by 3.5 points. In order for them to cover the spread and bets on them to cash, the Cyclones would need to win by four points or more. An Iowa victory or loss by a field goal or less would see Hawkeyes bettors cash their tickets.
Iowa State Cyclones Moneylines
If you’re only interested in betting on the winner of the contest, regardless of margin of victory, then a moneyline bet is what you’re after. The moneyline is a bet on the winner of the game. On their way to a nine-win season in 2020, the Cyclones netted bettors +1.91 units on the moneyline.
Let’s revisit our earlier example to understand moneylines better:
- Iowa Hawkeyes +140
- Iowa State Cyclones -170
In this example, the favored Cyclones are denoted with a minus sign (-) and the underdogs with a plus sign (+). The odds as you see them are written in American format, which is an expression in terms of $100. As -170 favorites, it would take a bet of $170 to win $100 on Iowa State, whereas the +140 underdogs would see a $100 bet return $140 if Iowa won.
Iowa State Cyclones Over/Unders
Not every bet on an Iowa State Cyclones game has to be a bet on who wins or by how much. Totals, also known as over/unders, are bets on how many points the two teams will combine to score.
If the total of our Iowa vs. Iowa State game was set at 47, that would mean that over bettors would need 48 points or more to be scored for their bets to win, and under bettors would need to see 46 or fewer points scored for their tickets to cash. In the event of exactly 47 points scored, the bet would push and all wagers would be refunded.
Iowa State Cyclones Props
The above methods aren’t the only ways to get action on the Cyclones during the season: Prop bets cover almost every other market offered during an Iowa State game. Most prop bets are player props -- wagers on one individual’s stat line -- but others are game props, which can cover just about any question or any breakdown of the game.
Player props are commonly bets on one player’s output. Common examples would be bets on an over/under for one player’s yardage total, or a bet on him to score a touchdown (or even the first touchdown of the game). Game props are more about betting on specific outcomes through the game, such as the coin toss or whether the first score of the game will be a touchdown, field goal, or safety. Since different books offer different props, make sure to read our sportsbook reviews.
Iowa State Cyclones Futures
If you’re an Iowa State fan who thinks head coach Matt Campbell can finally deliver a Big 12 Championship to Ames, the type of wager you’re looking for is a future -- a bet for which the outcome won’t be determined until sometime past the end of the next game.
Futures come in all shapes and sizes, and most are bet preseason, although some books offer certain futures (Heisman odds, national champion odds, etc.) throughout the season. Futures can be bets on season-long player props or bets on a team’s performance, such as winning their conference, going over their season win total, or even winning the title. Futures odds differ depending on where you look, so always shop for the best line with the Action app.