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March 8, 9:30 PM | Sprint Center

Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds

19-12TEAM RECORD22-9

The Iowa State Cyclones host Texas on Thursday, looking to build on their 22-9 mark against the 19-12 Longhorns in college hoops action at Sprint Center.

It's a game in the Big 12 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Sprint Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Iowa State battles the Longhorns, currently sitting with a 19-12 mark (9-17 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-14 for the Cyclones and 13-13 for the Longhorns.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cyclones rated this week at No. 43 and the Longhorns sitting at No. 36. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-77 result in favor of the Cyclones.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Iowa State's No. 71-rated squad against Texas's No. 97-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Iowa State rates No. 5 in the country with 9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 201 nationally with 5.9 per match.

Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 306-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Iowa State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 74 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas was a 73-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. J'Covan Brown was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 5 rebounds but Kansas still won, 73-63, over Texas on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Iowa State was an 80-72 winner at home against Baylor. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Iowa State got 23 points from Scott Christopherson en route to an 80-72 victory over Baylor on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Kansas are 10-0
After a loss are 6-4

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Baylor are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Longhorns at Cyclones trends to consider:
Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa State's last 8 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa State's last 6 games
Iowa State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Texas