Last Updated Feb 08, 2022, 4:39 AM

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Iowa State Cyclones (16-6, 3-6 Big 12) travel to meet the Texas Longhorns (16-6, 5-4) in a Big 12 conference tilt on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on the Longhorn Network.

SCORE PREDICTION

Texas 66, Iowa State 62

BEST BETS

Iowa State +8.5 (-110) at Atlantis

Over 120.5 (-110) at Westgate Superbook

IOWA STATE CYCLONES VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS PREDICTIONS

The Cyclones are coming off a 70-61 loss against Kansas last time out on Tuesday night, snapping a meager two-game win streak. Iowa State is also 4-6 SU across the past 10 outings, while going 4-5 ATS in the previous nine games. The Cyclones started off with an impressive 12-0 SU run, with wins against the likes of Creighton, Iowa, Memphis and Xavier, but they have taken multiple black eyes in the conference. Iowa State looked like a sure-fire NCAA Tournament team around the holidays, but now they're playing more like a bubble team in need of some signature wins to make sure that bubble doesn't burst.

The last time these teams played in Ames on Jan. 15, Iowa State came away with a 79-70 win as a 2.5-point underdog. Texas will have revenge on its mind. The Longhorns are looking for a bounce-back game after getting blasted 77-64 at Texas Tech last time out on Tuesday. The 77 points allowed were the most given up by the Longhorns since the 79 points the Cyclones tossed up in mid-January.

IOWA STATE CYCLONES VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING ODDS

  • Iowa State +8.5 (-110)
  • Texas -8 (-110)
  • Over 120.5 (-110)
  • Under 121 (-110)

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IOWA STATE CYCLONES VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big 12
  • Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
  • Venue: Frank Erwin Center
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • TV-Time: LHN - 2:00 p.m. ET

IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-6
  • ATS: 13-9
  • O/U: 9-13

Iowa State has been up and down against the number since conference play started. It failed to cover back-to-back games Jan. 5-8, covered two in a row from Jan. 11-15, failed to cover two straight from Jan. 18-22, covered two in a row from Jan. 26-29, and failed to cover last time out. Is the pattern going to continue?

The Cyclones are 5-2-1 ATS in the past eight games on the road, while going 5-2 ATS in the past seven away from home against teams with a winning mark at home. The Cyclones are also 9-3-1 ATS in the past 13 games as an underdog, while going 5-2-1 ATS in the past eight as a road 'dog.

For totals, it's all about the OVER across the past few seasons, going 24-8 in the past 32 against teams with a winning overall record. The OVER is 46-22-1 in the past 69 road games. The OVER is 83-39-1 in their past 123 games as an underdog, too.

TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-6
  • ATS: 9-13
  • O/U: 9-13

Texas has won three of the past four games, but they're still struggling against the number. The Longhorns are just 1-5 ATS in the past six games overall. The Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in the past six against teams with a winning overall record, too, while going 1-4 ATS in the past five as a favorite.

For totals, the UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight home games while going 6-2 in the past eight as as home favorite. The OVER is 20-8 in its past 28 games against teams with a winning overall record, however.

In this series, Iowa State and Texas have split 2-2 SU, but the Longhorns are just 1-3 ATS in the past four meetings. The OVER has cashed in each of the past six meetings in this series.


The OVER has connected in each of the past six meetings in this series. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - IOWA STATE CYCLONES

  • Record: 16-6
  • VI Ranking: 16
  • PS/G: 69.2 (236th)
  • PA/G: 60.9 (19th)
  • ORtg: 100.9 (211th)
  • DRtg: 88.9 (16th)

INSIDE THE STATS - TEXAS LONGHORNS

  • Record: 16-6
  • VI Ranking: 21
  • PS/G: 68.5 (257th)
  • PA/G: 55.5 (1st)
  • ORtg: 106.9 (89th)
  • DRtg: 86.7 (5th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • IWST: Isaiah Brockington - G (17.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.2 SPG)
  • IWST: Tyrese Hunter - G (10.5 PPG, 4.6 APG, 3.0 RPG, 2.1 SPG)
  • TEX: Timmy Allen - F (11.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.3 SPG)
  • TEX: Marcus Carr - G (11.0 PPG, 3.3 APG, 2.1 RPG, 1.0 SPG)

IOWA STATE CYCLONES VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING CONCLUSION

I just don't trust the Cyclones. Yes, they started out 12-0 this season, but they're just not a very good team so far during conference play. In nine games inside the Big 12, Iowa State has won just three times. Yes, it's a tough league, but they're looking more like a bubble team than a team deserving of an NCAA Tournament bid.

Give me the Longhorns at home, although they have also been struggling against the number. Laying more than four buckets is a little much, so take the Cyclones with the points to keep it somewhat close. This won't be a double-digit win or cover for Texas, but it will be a straight-up victory, and a rather high-scoring affair, too.

IOWA STATE CYCLONES VS. TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING TRENDS

  • Iowa State is 5-2-1 ATS in the past eight road games.
  • Iowa State is 9-3-1 ATS in the past 13 as an underdog.
  • Iowa State is 5-2-1 ATS in the past eight as as road 'dog.
  • Texas is 1-5 ATS in the past six games overall.
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in the past five as a favorite.
  • Texas is 1-5 ATS in the past six vs. winning teams.
  • The OVER is 24-8 in the past 32 vs. winning teams for Iowa State.
  • The OVER is 20-8 in the past 28 vs. winning teams for Texas.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight home games for Texas.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight as a home favorite for Texas.
  • The OVER is 6-0 in the past six meetings.
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