|ESPN Thursday Night Football: Texas vs. Iowa State Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:30|
Texas vs. Iowa State Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Texas is an 7-point favorite over Iowa State, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 54 points. The Longhorns enter play with a 2-2 record and are 0-1 on the road, while the Cyclones are 1-2 and 0-2 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Longhorns opened as a 7.5-point favorite but the line has been bet down to 7 at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 55 and has been bet down to 54 points.
PUBLIC BETTING: Current college football public betting information says that 59% of public bettors are currently backing Texas. This information is subjected to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for more detailed information.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: Take Iowa State. According to latest college football trends, the Longhorns are just 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games following an ATS win. They’re also 2-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last five Thursday games, and 0-4 ATS in their last four games in October. On the other side, the Cylones are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games in October, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. Texas isn’t good enough to be favored by a touchdown on the road against most teams, including an Iowa State team that is capable enough to win outright at home.
2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 PREDICTIONS: IOWA STATE CYCLONES +7