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Alamo Bowl Betting Preview (Iowa State vs. Washington State)

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
2018 Alamo Bowl Betting Preview

This year’s college football betting Bowl Season action keeps on rolling with a thrilling lineup on Friday. Without a doubt this year’s Alamo Bowl promises to deliver some of the best action we’ve seen all week, which isn’t easy to accomplish. Nevertheless the pairing between No. 24 Iowa State and No. 13 Washington State should more than exceed expectations. Wazzu was one win short of a Rose Bowl bid but are without a doubt a fan favorite in the eyes of the sportsbook nation. The Cyclones on the other hand, closed out the season triumphantly in order to lock up this postseason bid. So what do the Alamo Bowl betting odds have to say about this Friday’s match?

Alamo Bowl | Iowa State vs. Washington State – Friday, December 28th   

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Iowa State +2½ (EV) 56½ (-110)   +123
Washington State -2½ (-120) 56½ (-110) -143
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Iowa State Cyclones        

The Cyclones swirl into this Friday’s matchup sporting an 8-4 record that saw them finish 3rd overall in the Big 12. Although they started the season off with a 1-3 record, Iowa State managed to bounce back bigly by posting a 7-1 record in their final 8 games of the season. On top of that, the Cyclones won their final two game of the season and will be looking to use that momentum to upset Iowa State in the 2018 Alamo Bowl. The college football betting odds are favoring Washington State here, which is to be expected when considering the discrepancy between the Cyclones and Cougars’ offense. Currently averaging 26.8 points per game, Iowa State is bound to have difficulty keeping up with an offense that scores 38.3 in Washington State. Defensively things are a bit more even with the Cyclones giving up 22.5 and the Cougars allotting 23.1.

Players to Watch: Brock Purdy (1,935 rushing yards, 16 TD, 5 INT), David Montgomery (1,092 rushing yards, 12 TD, 4.7 AVG), and Hakeem Butler (1,126 receiving yards, 9 TD, 51 REC).

Washington State Cougars 

All in all 2018 was a great season for Washington State. They managed to finish 10-2 but narrowly missed out on the Pac-12 Championship Game. Although their 7-2 record in conference play tied them with Washington for 1st place in the North division of the conference, their 28-15 loss to Washington quickly settled that debate. Now Washington State is ready for a comeback and an Alamo Bowl win to redeem their season. They have the better offense and will be turn to Minshew to lead them to a postseason win. Minshew managed to lead the nation in passing yards per game but Iowa State’s passing defense is no pushover.

Players to Watch: Gardner Minshew (4,477 passing yards, 36 TD, 9 INT), James Williams (552 rushing yards, 12 TD, 4.6 AVG), and Dezmon Patmon (740 receiving yards, 4 TD, 55 REC).

Alamo Bowl Betting Predictions | Iowa State vs. Washington State

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 14 of Iowa State’s last 20 games
  • Iowa State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State’s last 6 games
  • Washington State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington State is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Alamo Bowl Betting Picks | Iowa State vs. Washington State

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Alamo Bowl matchup? All in all Washington State looks like the better pick. Sure Iowa State had a massively impressive end to the season but the Cougars were much more impressive against tougher opposition in a longer stand. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 35-27 Washington State.