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How and what to watch for Kansas State vs. No. 17 Iowa State

The Wildcats are trying to get off the mat while the No. 17 are looking to keep things rolling in Farmageddon.

Tight end Sammy Wheeler of the Kansas State Wildcats runs up field after catching a pass during the second half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on November 7, 2020 in Manhattan, Kansas. Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Farmageddon is upon us once again in Big XII country with the Kansas State Wildcats desperate to get back on track when traveling to Ames to meet No. 17 Iowa State.

Cruising to a 4-0 start in Big XII play, the Wildcats have hit the skids with back-to-back losses to West Virginia and Oklahoma State. Leading 12-0 at the half, the Wildcats saw their lead slowly slip away in the second half before a Jason Taylor II fumble return for a touchdown turned the game on its head. KSU’s desperation attempt tp retake the lead late was thwarted with quarterback Will Howard throwing an interception with 1:47 left in the contest.

Meanwhile, Matt Cambell’s Cyclones have had two weeks to rest after toppling Baylor 38-31 in Ames. ISU is ranked 24th in both offensive and defensive SP+ with their defense only yielding 3.2 yards per rush this season.

Roster attrition is reportedly affecting the Wildcats this week with the team scrambling to get fresh bodies on the field in practice this week due to COVID protocols, so keep that in mind.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Kansas State vs. No. 17 Iowa State on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Kansas State vs. Iowa State (-10.5)
Point Total: O/U 46.5
Money line: Kansas State (+325), Iowa State (-435)

  • Kansas State has covered the spread in each of its last nine road games in November.
  • Six of Iowa State’s last seven November day games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
  • Kansas State covered as a 4.5 point underdog in last year’s matchup between the two teams. The UNDER of 45.5 hit in a 27-17 Kansas State victory.

Betting splits

Kansas State: (55% of handle, 62% percent of bets)
Iowa State: (45% of handle, 38% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Both of these teams have been trending in opposite directions and while Kansas State will try to muddy the waters and keep the score low, the Brock Purdy-led Cyclone offense should do just enough to cover the 10.5 point total at home.

Pick: Iowa State (-10.5)

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