Red Raiders vs Cyclones Betting Preview

Iowa State Cyclones Texas Tech Red Raiders
1-3 October 12, 2013, 12:00 | Jones AT&T Stadium 5-0



Jones AT&T Stadium will feature Red Raiders vs. Cyclones on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 7 action.

They will face the 1-3 Cyclones, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Red Raiders are 2-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cyclones are 3-1 favoring the OVER.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Cyclones in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 38-rated Red Raiders and the No. 78-ranked Cyclones, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 51-26 result in favor of the Red Raiders.

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Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 31-30 loser as they battled Texas at home. Iowa State covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Texas Tech's aerial attack generated 368 yards and the Red Raiders came away with a 54-16 victory over Kansas at Memorial Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Tech's No. 19-ranked offense (41.8 PPG) against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 65 at 26.75 PPG. The Red Raiders passing attack has averaged 407.6 yards per game, more than the Cyclones give up through the air (230.25 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cyclones own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 77.5 yards per game when on the road. Texas Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 96 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cyclones at Red Raiders trends to consider:
Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 9 games


Next up:
Iowa State at Baylor, Saturday, October 19th
Texas Tech at West Virginia, Saturday, October 19th
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