Iowa State At West Virginia Odds: Will The Cyclones Climb To The Big 12 Summit Continue?

Written By Russ Mitchell on October 27, 2021 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
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A top ten win is in the rearview mirror and a key game with Texas is a week away, but ISU coach Matt Campbell wants his team to bring its focus to Morgantown, WV, for Iowa State at West Virginia.

The Mountaineers have one of the great home environments in the Big 12.

“You know, it’s really important to everybody in that state and their families. And I think it does make it a really special place to go play college football. I think it also can be a challenging place to play.”

The Cyclones are favored by about a touchdown as of midweek for the 1 p.m. game.

No. 22 Iowa State at West Virginia odds

Customers of legal sportsbooks in Iowa won’t find the game on their channel guides. The matchup will be streamed at “Big 12 Now on ESPN+,” as part of a broadcast rights agreement that dates back to 2019. ESPN wants Big 12 fans and bettors to sign up for its $6.99 per month service.

How to watch Iowa State at West Virginia

  • What: Iowa State (5-2, 3-1 in the Big 12) at West Virginia (3-4, 1-3)
  • When1 p.m. Saturday
  • Where: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV
  • TV: None — the game will be streamed on Big 12/ESPN+ (for subscribers)

The Cyclones moved back into the AP Top 25 poll at No. 22 following its 24-21 win over then-No. 8 Oklahoma State on Saturday. West Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 29-27 win at TCU.

Campbell said the Mountaineers feature talented receivers, physical tight ends, an elite tailback and a young, but talented, offensive line. On defense, quarterback Brock Purdy will face an experienced secondary.

“It’s maybe as talented as any young team in our conference and really playing good football. You can tell they’re confident and they’ll be ready to rock ‘n’ roll for sure.”

Postseason outlook going into Iowa State at West Virginia

Iowa State’s win over Oklahoma State improved its Big 12 Championship odds dramatically. The Cyclones are tied with Oklahoma State and Baylor for second place in the standings. The Oklahoma Sooners remain on top. For betting purposes, Iowa State once again has the second-best odds to win the conference championship.

As a reminder, the top two teams in the Big 12 play each other again in the Big 12 Championship game on Dec. 4, in Arlington, TX.

Iowa State is still trying to climb back up the conference’s bowl placement order when pairings are announced on Dec. 5. Here are the bowl projections in addition to Iowa State odds on Saturday.

Liberty Bowl (Dec. 28 in Memphis)

  • Jerry Palm at CBS — vs. Mississippi State
  • Steven Lassan at Athlon Sports — vs. Tennessee

Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29 in Orlando)

  • Mark Schlabach at ESPN — vs. Wake Forest
  • Bill Bender at Sporting News — vs. Virginia
  • Brad Crawford at 247Sports — vs. North Carolina State

Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29 in San Antonio)

  • Kyle Bonagura at ESPN — vs. Oregon State
  • Erick Smith at USA Today — vs. Arizona State

Texas Bowl (Jan. 4 in Houston)

  • College Football News — vs. Arkansas

Beyond Iowa State at West Virginia: Big 12 Conference odds

11 a.m. games

  • Texas at No. 16 Baylor (ABC)

1 p.m. games

  • No. 22 Iowa State at West Virginia (1 p.m. Big 12/ESPN+)

2:30 p.m. games

  • Texas Tech at No. 4 Oklahoma (ABC)
  • TCU at Kansas State (ESPNU)

6 p.m. game

  • Kansas at No. 15 Oklahoma State (FS1)

CFB odds for other top 25 games

Thursday, Oct. 28

  • Troy at No. 24 Coastal Carolina (6:30 p.m. ESPN2)

Saturday, Oct. 30

11 a.m. games (unless noted)

  • No. 2 Cincinnati at Tulane (ESPN2)
  • No. 6 Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State (Fox)
  • No. 9 Iowa at Wisconsin (ESPN)
  • Miami FL at No. 17 Pittsburgh (ACCN)

2:30 p.m. games

  • No. 1 Georgia vs. Florida in Jacksonville (CBS)
  • Colorado at No. 7 Oregon (Fox)
  • Duke at No. 13 Wake Forest (3 p.m. ACCN)

6 p.m. games

  • No. 10 Ole Miss at No. 18 Auburn (ESPN)
  • No. 12 Kentucky at Mississippi State (SEC Network)
  • No. 19 SMU at Houston (ESPN2)

6:30 p.m. games

  • No. 20 Penn State at No. 5 Ohio State (ABC)
  • North Carolina at No. 11 Notre Dame (NBC)

Late games

  • Virginia at No. 25 BYU (9:15 p.m. ESPN2)
  • Fresno State at No. 21 San Diego State (9:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network)
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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