|2011 College Football Week 5 Odds & Spread: Texas vs. Iowa State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 30 September 2011 08:00|
Texas vs. Iowa State Odds
Both teams come into the game at 3-0 on the season and 2-1 against the point spread. Both teams have also hit the under in two of their three games. Iowa State beat Texas last season, which was its first win in the series.
Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in the last 5 games in this series. The under has also hit in four of the last five games between these two. Texas is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
Oddsmakers have made Texas road favorites in this game, as the Longhorns have point spread odds of -9.5 points at Iowa State. The over/under odds for this game have been set at 49.5 points. (View Matchup)
Texas got to 3-0 on the season with a 49-20 win over UCLA two weeks ago. The Longhorns are averaging 33.3 points per game on offense while giving up just 15 points per game on defense. The team has had balance on offense, but been stronger on the ground, averaging 226.3 rushing yards per contest, which ranks 21st in the nation. Malcolm Brown has rushed for 264 yards and a touchdown to lead the team.
Iowa State is off to a surprising 3-0 start after beating the likes of Iowa and Connecticut in their last two games. The Cyclones are giving up 26.7 points per game on defense but scoring 29.3 points per game. In the three wins, Iowa State has won by a combined total of 8 points. The team has been led by quarterback Steele Jantz, who has thrown for 666 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 112 yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, Texas linebacker Chet Moss is questionable for the game due to a back injury while Iowa State defensive end Roosevelt Maggitt is out with a knee injury.
Currently over 4,200 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Texas is getting 59% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points at Iowa State on Saturday.