Texas vs. Iowa State Betting Odds
Texas travels to Iowa State on Thursday to face a team that have beaten 8 of 9 times dating back to 1998.
The Longhorns had won 12 of 13 SU as road favorites before losing at BYU to start this season. So bettors are not convinced Texas can cover here in this Big 12 battle where they were laying 8.5 points midweek.
The Cyclones meanwhile have not been good for bettors as a home dog. They have lost five straight SU and ATS in this role.
Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Longhorns listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cyclones at No. 81 and the Longhorns at No. 43 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 30-27 result in favor of the Longhorns.
In their last action, Texas was a 31-21 winner at home against Kansas State. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Aaron Wimberly ran through the Tulsa defense for 137 yards in Iowa State's last game, handing the Golden Hurricane a 38-21 setback on Thursday at Chapman Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 83-ranked offense (26.33 PPG) against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 78 at 28 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 252.33 yards per game, more than the Longhorns give up through the air (205.75 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Longhorns own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 86 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 104 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Longhorns at Cyclones trends to consider:
Texas is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Iowa State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Iowa State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas at Oklahoma, Saturday, October 12th
Iowa State at Texas Tech, Saturday, October 12th