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NCAA hoops odds preview - Iowa State vs. Texas

Iowa State CyclonesTexas Longhorns
14-2January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Frank Erwin Center13-4

The Texas Longhorns will try to cover the spread at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Iowa State Cyclones in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Cyclones have watched them go 14-2 and 9-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Longhorns are at 13-4 and 8-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Longhorns are 8-6, while the Cyclones have a 7-7 mark.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas sat as 1-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Longhorns rated this week at No. 103 and the Cyclones sitting at No. 15.

Iowa State lost its last outing, a 77-70 result against Kansas on January 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. DeAndre Kane scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Cyclones to a win (they lost 77-70 to Kansas at Hilton Coliseum on Monday).

Texas was an 80-69 winner in their most recent outing on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Texas got 19 points from Javan Felix en route to an 80-69 victory over West Virginia on Monday at WVU Colliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Texas's No. 8-rated squad against Iowa State's No. 22-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Texas rates No. 203 in the country with 5.18 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 nationally with 8.56 per match.

A few Cyclones at Longhorns trends to consider:
Iowa State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Iowa State's last 8 games
Iowa State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Iowa State home to Kansas State, Saturday, January 25th
Texas at Kansas State, Tuesday, January 21st