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Texas Longhorns Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Iowa State Cyclones

The Iowa State Cyclones host Texas on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-4 mark against the 7-7 Longhorns in college basketball betting action at Hilton Coliseum.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa State Cyclones betting line opened as -10-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Texas Longhorns vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns will look to cover the spread vs the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, as the Longhorns are 7-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cyclones are 6-4 ATS. Texas is 4-9 against the total, while Iowa State is 2-8 versus the total betting line.

The Iowa State Cyclones sit at No. 16 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Longhorns sit at No. 148 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Iowa State has the nation's No. 38-rated offensive output, at 81 PPG. The visiting Texas Longhorns defense ranks No. 66 allowing on average 66.5 PPG. The Cyclones FG% has averaged 45.34% so far, more than the Iowa State Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.35% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Longhorns got 27 points from Tevin Mack as Texas ran past Oklahoma State 82-79 on Wednesday at Frank Erwin Center.

The Cyclones got 17 points from Naz Long, but it was Baylor that prevailed in a 65-63 final on Wednesday at Ferrell Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas's last 13 games
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Iowa State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Iowa State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Iowa State's last 9 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to TCU, Wednesday, January 11th
Iowa State at Oklahoma State, Wednesday, January 11th