Iowa State Cyclones

ISU

Iowa State Cyclones

6-5

29

31

BAYL

Baylor Bears

9-2

Baylor Bears

Media Consensus Picks

80 PicksMoneyline
Baylor Bears

BAYL

+200

16%

16% predicted the Bears to win.

78 PicksSpread
Baylor Bears

BAYL +6.5

-103

36%

36% predicted the Bears to cover the spread.

40 PicksOver/Under

Over 45.5

-112

73%

73% predicted the score to be over 45.5.

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Iowa State Cyclones
ISU
Team Performance
BAYL
Baylor Bears
Moneyline
6-5 (55%)OverallOverall9-2 (82%)

What National Media Said

29% of national media analysts called the Bears victory.

Featured National Media Analyst
Kerry Miller

Kerry Miller

Bleacher Report

ISU

Cyclones 27, Bears 24

“Baylor racked up more rushing yards than the total number of yards its defense allowed in each of its first three games. This would be a much more impressive feat if the Bears' first three opponents weren't Texas State, Texas Southern and Kansas, or if they had at least won that opener against Texas State by a more impressive margin than 29-20. Baylor might be good, though. We simply don't know yet. The Bears certainly put a hurting on the Jayhawks in Week 3. And it's not like Iowa State got out to a great start to the season, barely defeating Northern Iowa before losing at home to Iowa. The one thing the Cyclones have consistently done well, though, is defend the run, holding each of their first three foes below 1.8 yards per carry. Baylor will fare better than that, but it won't come anywhere close to the 323 rushing yards per game it has averaged thus far. Without that dominance on the ground, the Bears will fall short of pulling off the upset. However, it's going to be a much closer game than anyone would have guessed one month ago. ”...

September 23, 2021 via bleacherreport.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Ross Dellenger

Ross Dellenger

Sports Illustrated

BAYL

September 23, 2021 via si.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Pat Forde

Pat Forde

Sports Illustrated

ISU

September 23, 2021 via si.com

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Top-Ranked Expert Picks

Best performing analysts in each category this season.

Bears Overall Experts

Jacob Davis

8-2-0 (80%)

BAYL

Danny Kanell

4-4-0 (50%)

BAYL

Chuck Carlton

17-5-0 (77%)

ISU
Bears Moneyline Experts

Brendan Moore

5-1-0 (83%)

BAYL

Dan Wolken

6-2-0 (75%)

BAYL

Zach Lowder

7-1-0 (88%)

BAYL
Bears Spread Experts

Chuck Carlton

10-1-0 (91%)

BAYL +7.5

Jacob Davis

3-0-0 (100%)

BAYL +6.5

Jason Smith

3-2-0 (60%)

BAYL +6.5
Bears Over/Under Experts

Robert Whetsell

5-1-0 (83%)

Over 47.5

Joshua Vowles

7-3-0 (70%)

Over 47.5

Davis Cordova

3-2-0 (60%)

Over 47.5
Cyclones Overall Experts

Arian Johnston

12-3-0 (80%)

BAYL

Quinten Krzysko

5-0-0 (100%)

BAYL

Brendan Moore

11-4-0 (73%)

BAYL
Cyclones Moneyline Experts

Dan Wolken

6-1-0 (86%)

BAYL

Ross Dellenger

4-2-0 (67%)

BAYL

Arian Johnston

6-2-0 (75%)

BAYL
Cyclones Spread Experts

Shayler

7-5-0 (58%)

BAYL +7.5

PattyC

7-5-0 (58%)

BAYL +7.5

Nathan Lawrence

2-0-0 (100%)

BAYL +6.5
Cyclones Over/Under Experts

Joshua Vowles

5-5-0 (50%)

Over 47.5

Michael Miller

3-0-0 (100%)

Over 47.5

Brendan McAlinden

3-4-0 (43%)

Over 46.5

Top-Ranked Staff Consensus Picks

Consensus staff picks from the best performing outlets this season.

USA Today Sports

62-43-0 (59%)

Matchup Performance

BAYL (14%)Moneyline
BAYL -6.5 (0%)Spread
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