2021 Cheez-It Bowl Betting: Clemson Tigers vs. Iowa State Cyclones Odds & Picks
Betting sites favor Iowa State over Clemson when the Iowa State Cyclones and the Clemson Tigers play in the Cheez-It Bowl in college football action from the Camping World Stadium.
Clemson vs. Iowa State Cheez-It Bowl Odds
|Clemson||+1½ ( -110 )||45½ ( -110 )||+103|
|Iowa State||-1½ ( -110 )||45½ ( -110 )||-123|
Betting Iowa State Cyclones
The ‘Clones are slight faves according to the best online sportsbooks. The Iowa State Cyclones enter as representatives of the Big 12. They went 7-5 this season. Brock Purdy has thrown for 2,984 yards, 18 TDs and seven picks on 73.1% completion.
Breece Hall leads the team with 1,472 rushing yards and 20 TDs this season. Xavier Hutchinson has 953 receiving yards and five TDs. Charlie Kolar has 723 receiving yards. Jake Hummel leads the team with 76 total tackles. Will McDonald IV has 11.5 sacks. Eytoma Uwazurike has 8.5 sacks.
Per betting sites’ trends, Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in their last six games. The total has gone OVER in six of Iowa State’s last nine games. Iowa State is 13-6 SU in their past 19 games. Cyclones are 1-4 ATS in their last five games played in December. Iowa State is 15-4 SU in their past 19 games when playing as the favorite.
Betting Clemson Tigers
The Clemson Tigers aim to finish strong after having gone 9-3. They come into this bowl game representing the ACC. D.J. Ulagalelei has passed for 2,059 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions on 54.7% completion.
Will Shipley leads team’s rushing attack with 678 rushing yards and 10 TDs. Kobe Pace has 590 rushing yards. Justyn Ross leads the team’s receiving unit with 46 catches for 514 yards and three TDs. Joseph Ngata has 438 receiving yards.
James Skalski has a team-best 85 total tackles. Andrew Booth Jr. has three interceptions. Myles Murphy has a team-best eight sacks. Trenton Simpson has 6.5 sacks.
Betting sites say that Clemson is 4-1 ATS in their last five games. The total has gone OVER in four of Clemson’s last five games. Clemson is 5-0 SU in their last five games. Clemson is 7-1 SU in their last eight games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in five of Clemson’s last six games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference. Clemson is 8-0 ATS in their last eight games played in December. Clemson is 8-3 ATS in their past 11 games when playing as the underdog.
“All I know is they’re a tough out, simple as that,” head coach Dabo Swinney said. “I mean, they’ve been an incredibly consistent program, can beat anybody. You know that they’re incredibly well-coached and passionate about what they’re doing. And you see that when you watch them play.”
“Now that we know who we’re playing obviously, throughout the course of the next week, we’ll start diving in and taking a closer look at exactly who they are personnel-wise, etc,” Swinney added. “But all I know is you’re going to play a team that’s won a bunch of games in the last several years, big games, and will be very well well prepared.”
“It’s something we’re really looking forward to and just honored to be chosen to be a part of it,” Swinney finished. “A great opportunity for our team to continue to build momentum into next year. Continue to improve and hopefully finish our season in a very positive way.”
Clemson vs. Iowa State Cheez-It Bowl Pick
The Cyclones tend to rise up to the level of their opposition. It is difficult to tell how Clemson will react to being in a normal bowl game as opposed to the college football playoff. It speaks volumes that Iowa State’s is the favorite here. Take the Cyclones.