Texas vs. Iowa State Prediction & Odds
A pair of top-12 teams will meet in Ames, IA on Tuesday night when No. 12 Iowa State hosts No. 7 Texas at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
The home team has been hot in this series from a betting standpoint, but are the Cyclones a trustworthy play as a 2.5-point home favorite?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
639 Texas Longhorns (+2.5) at 640 Iowa State Cyclones (-2.5); o/u 131.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 17, 2023
James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
Kansas vs. Kansas State Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 51% of public bettors are currently backing Texas when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Texas Longhorns DFS Spin
Sir’Jabari Rice racked up 18 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-10 FT), two rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals over 29 minutes during Saturday's 72-70 win over Texas Tech. Rice logged his sixth double-digit scoring performance of the season, finishing with the Longhorns' second-most points behind starting shooting guard Marcus Carr (20) on Saturday. The reserve guard opened the season in a minimal role after transferring from New Mexico State this offseason. However, he's now averaged 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals while playing 23.6 minutes across the last five games in conference play. Rice has also converted 90.3 percent of his 6.2 free-throw tries per game during this span. These solid returns will likely continue to net him an increased role behind Carr and starting point guard Tyrese Hunter moving forward.
Iowa State Cyclones DFS Spin
Gabe Kalscheur registered 23 points (7-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes during Saturday's 62-60 loss to Kansas. Kalscheur has been on a scoring tear since stepping back up into a starting role over six of the last seven games. Over this span, the fifth-year guard has averaged 17.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He's also converting 51.7 percent of his 12.4 field-goal attempts as well as 45.5 percent of his 6.3 tries from beyond the arc. Kalscheur has always provided consistent production on the defensive end, though he's now averaged a career-high 12.5 points this season as a result of his increased role. It's unlikely Kalscheur will be able to maintain this jump-up in efficiency, though he may need to in order for Iowa State to come away with a win against Texas on Tuesday.
Texas vs. Iowa State CBB Betting Trends
Over is 7-1-1 in Longhorns last 9 overall
Over is 8-3 in Longhorns last 11 road games
Under is 15-5 in Cyclones last 20 overall
Under is 8-3 in Cyclones last 11 home games
Texas vs. Iowa State CBB Prediction:
The Longhorns are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 1-5 against the number in their last six road games and are 7-19 at the betting window in their last 26 games following a win. On the other side, the Cyclones are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five home games and are 5-0 ATS in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES -2.5