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College Football Betting Line Favors the Texas Tech Red Raiders over the Iowa State Cyclones

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Iowa State Cyclones travelling to Texas Tech on Saturday to face the Red Raiders.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Texas Tech Red Raiders here saw them at Bovada as -5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 37-35 result in favor of the Cyclones on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa State Cyclones vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Tech Red Raiders sport a record of 4-2 and 4-1-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Iowa State Cyclones sit at 4-2 and 4-1-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 3-3 for the Red Raiders and 3-3 for the Cyclones. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas Tech vs Iowa State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 46 (Texas Tech Red Raiders) and the No. 22 (Iowa State Cyclones) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Texas Tech Red Raiders No. 4-ranked offense (44.83 PPG) against a Iowa State Cyclones defense that ranks No. 45 at 21.67 PPG. The Texas Tech Red Raiders passing attack has averaged 376 yards per game, more than the Iowa State Cyclones give up through the air (237.17 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Iowa State Cyclones feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 114 yards per game. Texas Tech, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas failed to break through the Iowa State defense in its last game, suffering a 45-0 shutout at the hands of the Cyclones in Week 7 action.

Nic Shimonek's 323-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as West Virginia earned a 46-35 win over Texas Tech on Saturday at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa State is 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Iowa State is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • Iowa State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas Tech is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 9 games
  • Texas Tech is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa State home to TCU, Saturday, October 28th
Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Saturday, October 28th