Texas vs. Iowa State Prediction
After getting back into the top-20 this week, will No. 19 Texas avoid a letdown when it goes on the road to face Iowa State today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
377 Texas vs. 378 Iowa State
Saturday, November 16, 2019
3:30PM ET – Jack Trice Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa State is favored at home in this game, as the Cyclones are getting odds of -7 points against Texas. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 65 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on Texas as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cyclones lose back-to-back
Iowa State is riding a two-game losing streak coming into this game. Last weekend, the Cyclones were edged by Oklahoma, 42-41. Iowa State is now 5-4 on the season, 3-3 in the Big 12, 5-3-1 against the spread and 4-4-1 with the over/under total.
The Cyclones are a strong offensive team, averaging 36.4 points and 479.7 yards per contest. The defense is giving up 25 points and 359.8 yards per contest. Brock Purdy has thrown for 2,849 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for 251 yards and seven scores. Three receivers have over 500 yards this year. Charlie Kolar has caught 36 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns while Breece Hall has rushed for a team-high 585 yards and seven scores.
Texas grabs a nice win
The Texas football team is coming off a 27-24 win at home over Kansas State. The Longhorns have alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Texas is now 6-3 overall, 4-2 in the Big 12, 4-5 against the spread and 6-3 with the over.
The Longhorns are pretty solid on offense this year, averaging 37.8 points and 477.6 yards per game. Defensively, the same can’t be said as Texas is allowing 30.7 points and 447.6 yards per contest. Sam Ehlinger is leading the team with 2,641 passing yards and 24 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 401 yards and five scores. Keaontay Ingram is the leading rusher with 633 yards and six touchdowns while Devin Duvernay is the top receiver with 78 catches for 910 yards and seven scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 19-9-1 against the spread int heir last 29 games against a winning team and 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games on grass.
The Longhorns are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games on grass, but are 2-6 ATS in their last eight conference games.
Texas has won and covered the spread in three straight against Iowa State, but that was against a Cyclone team that struggled to score. This Iowa State offense is far stronger. They have managed to score at least 34 points in four of their last five games. Texas has struggled to stop most opponents, especially on the road. The Longhorns have given up at least 31 points in their last three games away from home. I think the Cyclones will be able to simply outscore Texas in this one and win by two scores.
College Football Week 12 Prediction: Iowa State -7