Game: College Football: Iowa State v Washington State Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, Iowa State vs Washington State Picks & Iowa State vs Washington State Predictions
Date: Friday, Dec 28, 2018
Start time: 9:00 PM EST, Alamo Bowl
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Washington State Cougars Lines: -2½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 56: – XBET
In NCAA Football game, we will see Iowa State at Washington State.
Iowa State started the season very bad but they finished the season in style, winning 7 of their final 8 games, in order to finish 8-4. Iowa State had trouble against Drake in their final game as they were trailing for the most part before taking the lead in the final minute of the game. The Cyclones are ranked 81st in the FBS in scoring offense with 26.8 points per game while allowing just 22.5 points per game.
Washington State won 7 straight games to finish the season before going up against their rivals of Washington in a game where the winner was going to go to the Pac-12 title game. They were outgained 487-237 while also losing the first down battle. If we exclude this game, Washington State were solid all season long. The team averaged 38.3 points per game while allowing just 23.1 points. QB Gardner Minshew has 4477 passing yards with 36 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Iowa State has many questionable players for this one and most of them are on defense. We do not know how well they will play without them and even if they play, we do not know if they will be 100% ready. Minshew should be able to take advantage of this and finish the season in impressive fashion.