The #25 Oregon Ducks ended the season third in the Pac-12 – North with a 3-2 conference record. Also, they posted a 4-2 overall mark. In their final three games of the season, Oregon went 1-2. However, they did end on a high note, beating #13 USC 31-24. The #10 Iowa State Cyclones, who finished first in the Big 12 with an 8-1 record, were 8-3 overall. In their final five games, they were 4-1. Unfortunately, the Cyclones lost their final game of the season. #10 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 27-21.
The Cyclones are the favorite at -4.5 (-109), while the Ducks are the underdog at +5.0 (-105). Additionally, in totals betting, the best over for this game is 58.0 (-109), and the best under is 58.5 (-110).
The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 2, 2021. The kickoff will be at 4:00 pm ET with the game being played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The weather is predicted to be partly cloudy with a game-time temperature of 61-degrees. Probability of precipitation is 0% and winds will be 2 MPH from the SSW.
Oregon vs Iowa State Pick 2021 – Statistics
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – Offense and Defense
The Ducks have a fine offense, but the Cyclones should be able to match them, and, at some point, excel past them. Plus, the ISU defense features some truly premium players. They will harass the Oregon offense.
Ducks and Cyclones – Offenses
QB Brock Purdy runs the Oregon offense. Purdy, who’s completed 66.4% of his passes, has thrown 18 TD passes and nine picks. He’s been sacked 12 times. WR Xavier Hutchinson (60 REC, 726 YDs, 4 TDs) and TE Charlie Kolarare (39REC, 538 YDs, 6 TDs) are his two top receivers. RB Breece Hall is this team’s major offensive weapon. Subsequently, Hall, who’s rushed for 1,436 yards, is averaging 5.9 YPA. He’s scored 19 rushing TDs. Additionally, Hall has made two scoring catches.
Oregon vs Iowa State Pick 2021 – Defenses
This ISU defense is exceptional. They’ve recorded 28 sacks, eight picks, and 35 PD. They have posted two pick sixes and forced seven fumbles while recovering five. DE Will McDonald IV has recorded 9.5 sacks. Additionally, LB Mike Rose, a true premium player, leads the Cyclones with 51 tackles, 90 total tackles, and four interceptions.
Oregon vs Iowa State Pick 2021 – Final Word
Our Oregon vs Iowa State pick 2021 finds that these two teams are overall fairly equal on offense. However, the Cyclones rush attack will be tough to stop. Consequently, dynamic running back Breece Hall should do well in this game. Plus, ISU also has a very discerning defense. As a result, we expect them to hamper the Oregon Duck offense. Finally, we’re taking the over at 58.8. Check out our TaxSlayer Gator Bowl pick as well as our Outback Bowl prediction.
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl 2021 – Summary
Point Spread – Iowa Cyclones at -4.5 (-109)
Totals – Over 58.0 (-109)