Longhorns vs. Cyclones Prediction
The Texas Longhorns have lost five of their last seven games, but are coming off a big win over Kansas. Can Texas keep the momentum going today at 20th-ranked Iowa State?
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hilton Coliseum at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 139.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on host Iowa State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Longhorns take down Jayhawks
Texas secured a 73-63 home win Tuesday night at home over 11th-ranked Kansas to improve to 11-9 overall and 4-4 in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns outscored the Jayhawks 47-40 in the second half to pull away. Texas shot 21-of-50 from the field, 10-of-28 from 3-point range and 21-of-23 at the free throw line. Dylan Osetkowski paced the Longhorns with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. He also registered four rebounds and three assists. Kerwin Roach II tallied 15 points, four boards and three assists. Jaxson Hayes accounted for 13 points, nine caroms, two steals and two blocked shots. Jase Febres added 12 points and two rebounds.
Cyclones race past Mountaineers
Iowa State earned a 93-68 home win Wednesday night against West Virginia to move to 16-5 overall and 5-3 in conference action. Lindell Wigginton led the way with 28 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 13-of-16 at the free throw line. He added two rebounds and two steals. Marial Shayok contributed 18 points along with five rebounds and two assists. Nick Weiler-Webb added 14 points plus six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Iowa State established a 45-28 halftime lead on its way to the win. The Cyclones shot 30-of-55 from the floor, 4-of-16 from 3-point distance and 29-of-33 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Longhorns are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall. Texas is 0-4 ATS in its last four Saturday games.
The Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in their last four Big 12 games. Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last five home games.
The Cyclones are ranked 11th nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency and 22nd in defense, while Texas is 38th in offense and 35th in defense. Iowa State is arguably better than any of the teams Texas played while losing five of seven, including Kansas. Being on the road and perhaps in a letdown situation after the win over the Jayhawks, I'm going with a Cyclones squad that has looked fantastic their last two games.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES -7.5