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Iowa State favored by 7.5 against Texas on Saturday

Texas LonghornsIowa State Cyclones
Jan 12, 2:00 PM | Hilton Coliseum

Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds


Iowa State will look to improve on its 10-4 record on Saturday when they host Texas in NCAA basketball odds action at Hilton Coliseum.

Iowa State will face the 8-7 Longhorns, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cyclones are 6-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Longhorns are 4-9 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Iowa State in this one found them as 7.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 36-ranked Cyclones and the No. 61-rated Longhorns in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-73 win for the Cyclones on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 6 nationally ranked offense (82.5 points per game) against a Longhorns defense that sits as the No. 55 at 60 PPG. The Cyclones have been averaging 45.4% from the field, more than the Longhorns have managed so far this season (40.2% on average).

Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas lost its last outing, a 57-53 result against West Virginia on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Jonathan Holmes scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Longhorns to a win (they lost 57-53 to West Virginia at Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday).

Iowa State lost its last outing, a 97-89 result against Kansas on January 9. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Iowa State suffered a 97-89 loss against Kansas on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Melvin Ejim in a losing effort at Allen Fieldhouse.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas are 8-2
After playing West Virginia are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Kansas are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Longhorns at Cyclones trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games when playing on the road against Iowa State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Iowa State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa State's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa State's last 9 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Kansas, Saturday, January 19
Iowa State home to West Virginia, Wednesday, January 16