Iowa State vs. Texas Total Prediction
A good defensive battle could be in store in Austin this weekend when the Iowa State Cyclones visit the Texas Longhorns at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night. The total has dropped from 50.5 down to 46.5 in an indication that sharp bettors are on the under.
417 Iowa State Cyclones at 418 Texas Longhorns
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Longhorns are 3-point favorites to beat the Cyclones. The total, meanwhile, sits at 46.5 points. As of this writing, 58% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Longhorns.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State freshman QB Brock Purdy completed 18-of-23 passes for 230 yards and one touchdown in Saturday’s 28-14 win over Baylor. Purdy (6’1/202) also ran for 56 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries to lead the Cyclones to another victory. The passing numbers (10.0 YPA) are impressive considering potential first-round wide receiver Hakeem Butler only accounted for 25 yards in this one. Iowa State has to love their outlook over the next couple seasons with Purdy, who is now 5-0 as the quarterback, shaping up as a true difference maker.
Texas sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger threw for four touchdowns and 312 yards on 22-of-34 passing in a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. Ehlinger has back-to-back 300-plus yard games, and he’s thrown for seven touchdowns while leading the Longhorns to two straight 40 point games. With few exceptions, Ehlinger was excellent on Saturday in the close win, and he threw the game-winning touchdown with just 21 seconds left to Lil’Jordan Humphrey. Ehlinger and the Longhorns will look to get another big win next Saturday against Iowa State.
The under is 5-0 in the Cyclones’ last five games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 8-2 in the Longhorns’ last 10 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous contest.
The under is 8-1 in the Cyclones’ last nine road games, is 13-4 in their last 17 games overall and is 10-4 in their last 14 conference games. On the other side, the under is 12-5 in the Longhorns’ last 17 home games, is 40-17 in their last 57 conference games and 21-5 in their last 26 games coming off an ATS win. This should be an excellent defensive battle from start to finish.
College Football Prediction: Iowa State/Texas under 46.5