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Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Cyclones of Iowa State hit the hard court against the Longhorns of Texas.
Supporters of the Cyclones have watched them go 16-7 and 9-9 ATS on the year, while the Longhorns are at 10-13 and 11-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Longhorns are 9-12, while the Cyclones have a 12-5 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Longhorns at No. 68 and the Cyclones at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-69 result in favor of the Cyclones.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cyclones rank No. 20 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 51 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas is college basketball's No. 313-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Cyclones rate No. 6 with 9.3 per game.
Defensively, Iowa State features the nation's No. 258-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 286 nationally in scoring at home.
Iowa State was a 79-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Iowa State got 16 points from Korie Lucious but lost anyway, 79-70, to Kansas State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.
In their last action, Texas was a 72-59 loser at home against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Longhorns got 15 points from Ioannis Papapetrou, but it was Oklahoma State that prevailed in a 72-59 final on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing TCU are 1-1
After playing Kansas State are 2-8
After a loss are 9-1
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cyclones at Longhorns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Iowa State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa State
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Iowa State
Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games when playing Iowa State
Iowa State home to TCU, Saturday, February 16
Texas at Kansas, Saturday, February 16