[12:05 PM] #13 Baylor @ Iowa State

Who will WIN this matchup?

#13 Baylor Bears (4-0)

@ Iowa State Cyclones (1-3)


Current odds:

Baylor Bears: (-800)

Iowa State Cyclones: (+613)


ESPN simulations have Baylor as 91% favorites to win the game.

82% of sports bets are currently on Baylor to win as (-800) favorites.

Baylor, which opened Big 12 play with a 35-24 home win over Oklahoma State last Saturday, has played just one road game so far and that was in front of a small turnout of 27,047 at Rice Stadium where the Bears eventually pulled away for a 38-10 victory over Rice.

The Bears have led the NCAA in total and scoring offense the last three years but are off to a slow start, for them, averaging 42 points (24th in FBS) and 548.8 yards (eighth).

The Cyclones lost their first three games to open the season, including a 25-20 home loss to FCS Northern Iowa, but finally broke though in the win column for first-year head coach Matt Campbell with an impressive 44-10 victory over San Jose State last Saturday.

Mike Warren rushed for 103 yards and Jacob Park (165 yards, 3 TDs) and Joel Lanning (136 yards, 2 TDs) both had big games splitting time at quarterback. The defense, which intercepted four passes, was led by safety Kamari Cotton-Moya, who had 11 tackles and an interception, and linebacker Brian Mills, who finished with six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

The Bears have won 23 of their last 28 Big 12 games including nine of 11 away from Waco.


StreakSmarts Pick: #13 Baylor Bears

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick