|ESPN Thursday Night College Football Week 6 Odds: Texas vs. Iowa State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 03 October 2013 12:30|
Texas vs. Iowa State Odds
Iowa State is 1-2 on the season, 0-2 at home and 1-2 against the spread. Texas is 2-2 overall, 0-1 on the road and 2-2 against the spread. Texas has won the last two meetings and the road team has won three of the last four in this series.
Trends show that the road team is 6-1 against the spread in the last 7 games of this series and Iowa State is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 home games. These two have hit the under in 5 of their last 7 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas is the favorite on the road, as the Longhorns have odds of -7.5 points against Iowa State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas favored by 9 points. The spread never was greater than that, and is at its low with Texas favored by 7.5. The over/under total opened at 56 points and moved up to 56.5 before closing back at 55.
Texas got back on track somewhat two weeks ago, beating Kansas State 31-21. Texas had lost two straight before the win and the defense had a lot of questions. On the season, the Longhorns are giving up 28 points per game, but the offense is still scoring 32.8 points per contest. David Ash has thrown for 760 yards and seven touchdowns, but isn’t expected to play due to injury. Case McCoy will step in. He has thrown for 330 yards and a touchdown in limited action. Johnathan Gray has added 350 rushing yards for Texas.
Iowa State got its first win of the season last Thursday, beating Tulsa, 38-21. The Cyclones had dropped their first two games by a combined 14 points. Iowa State is allowing just 25.3 points per game on the season, but being held to 26.3 points per game on offense. Quarterback Sam B. Richardson has thrown for 757 yards and seven scores to lead the offense. He also has 111 rushing yards.
In terms of Injuries, Texas tackle Josh Cochran (shoulder) and quarterback David Ash (shoulder) are doubtful for the game. Iowa State offensive lineman Jamison Lalk (undisclosed) is doubtful while tight end Pierce Richardson (ankle) is questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas, as the Longhorns are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points at Iowa State on Thursday night.