Mid-Week Movement: Iowa State Now a Full Touchdown Favorite over Oklahoma State

The spread on the Iowa State v Oklahoma State game jumped 3 points since opening. We examine why.
The spread on the Iowa State v Oklahoma State game jumped 3 points since opening. We examine why. / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa State Cyclones (4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS) host the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0 SU, 4-2 ATS) in Week 8 at Jack Trice Stadium. The spread opened at -4 in favor of the home team at WynnBET Sportsbook but has been quickly bet up to -7. That is a big swing for any game.

So what factored into such a jump in the odds? 

Well, the obvious answer is that the betting public pounded Iowa State at -4 and didn’t let up until the spread hit -7. On top of that, injuries can play a factor in an odds shift like this. However, at this time, no new injuries have popped up for either of these two teams. 

As far as I can tell, this is the biggest odds shift so far this week in a game featuring a ranked team. Oklahoma, the underdog, is currently ranked  8th. 

Here are how the odds stand now at WynnBET for this battle in the Big 12. 

Oklahoma State vs Iowa State Spread, Odds and Total


Oklahoma State: +7.0 (-110) - opened +4.0

Iowa State: -7.0 (-110)


Oklahoma State: +230

Iowa State: -270

Total: 58.0 (Over -110/Under -110)

The Iowa State Cyclones, now TD favorites to beat their Big 12 Conference rivals, have been getting the bulk of the betting attention according to consensus reports. With nearly ¾ of all bets so far on the spread being made in favor of the Cyclones, it is no wonder the odds have begun to creep closer to double digits. 

Iowa State has covered three of their last four games by a total differential of 28 points after failing to cover in two of their first three games. They have been favored in each game this season with the lowest closing line at -4 against Iowa. A game they lost by 10. 

Consider then the ATS record for the Cowboys of 4-2. After failing to cover the first two weeks of the season, OKState has reeled off four straight, two as an underdog and two as a favorite.

Will be interesting to see if anything else happens in the lead up to this game that causes another major shift in these odds. If it does, be sure to check back here for a breakdown. 

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