Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Odds
The Texas Longhorns, coming off an upset victory over Texas Tech, look for a fourth-straight win when they host the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday afternoon in Austin (noon ET).
In the early betting the 7-2 Longhorns were favored by 10 points over 5-4 'Clones, who need one more win to become bowl-eligible.
Betting Line: Texas were sitting as 9.5-point favorites earlier in the week at . The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Longhorns rated this week at No. 53 and the Cyclones sitting at No. 55. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 38-32 result in favor of the Longhorns this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 11-ranked offense (40.3 PPG) against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 29 at 21.4 PPG. The Longhorns passing attack has averaged 251.7 yards per game, less than the Cyclones give up through the air (282.7 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cyclones own the league's No. 50-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 154.3 yards per game when on the road. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 36 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Iowa State was a 35-20 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Cyclones were Week 10 losers coming out on the wrong end of 35-20 score against Oklahoma.
Texas won its last outing, a 31-22 result against Texas Tech on November 3. Texas covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 53 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Johnathan Gray tore up the turf for 106 rushing yards in the latest Longhorns game, a 31-22 win over the Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Cyclones at Longhorns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games on the road
Iowa State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Iowa State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Iowa State
Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
Iowa State at Kansas, Saturday, November 17
Texas home to TCU, Saturday, November 24