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The Longhorns will try to cover the spread at Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Iowa State Cyclones in college basketball action.

Texas will face the 14-13 Cyclones, who own a 10-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Longhorns are 6-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cyclones are 11-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View Iowa State vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cyclones listed as 17.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Longhorns at No. 1 and the Cyclones at No. 80 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-76 result in favor of the Longhorns.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the nation's No. 40-rated offensive output, at 75.4 PPG. The visiting Cyclones defense ranks No. 210 allowing on average 69.1 PPG. The Longhorns FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Cyclones marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 278-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.6 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

Iowa State lost its last outing, a 76-70 result against Missouri on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Cyclones endured a 76-70 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Darion 'Jake' Anderson at Hilton Coliseum.

Texas lost its last outing, a 70-67 result against Nebraska on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Jordan Hamilton scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Longhorns to a win (they lost 70-67 to Nebraska at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday).

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Nebraska are 3-7
After playing Missouri are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Nebraska are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2


A few Cyclones at Longhorns trends to consider:
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Iowa State
Texas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Iowa State home to Nebraska, Saturday, February 26
Texas at Colorado, Saturday, February 26

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