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Iowa State’s 2022 win total opens at 7.5

Iowa State’s over/under win total for the 2022 college football season is here.

Bet Rivers released its Cyclone win total on Tuesday, setting the number at 7.5 wins for Matt Campbell’s squad this fall. Betting the over will get you +125 odds (bet $100 to win $125) while taking the under gets -159 (bet $100 to win $62.89).

Our Chris Williams and Brent Blum went game-by-game to make their win total predictions for the season during this podcast over the weekend.

That number of 7.5 might seem high when you consider Iowa State has to replace numerous key contributors on both sides of the football, including its starting quarterback, All-American tailback, starting center, and both of its tight ends on offense, plus an All-American linebacker, another starting linebacker, two key defensive linemen and multiple key secondary pieces on defense.

The Cyclones went under on their preseason win total of nine (or 9.5 depending on the book) last season, finishing with a disappointing 7-6 record after one of the most hype-filled offseasons in program history.

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.