Iowa State vs. Texas - 1/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (14-5) at Iowa State Cyclones (14-4)
College Basketball: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Texas Longhorns face off on Monday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Iowa State Cyclones are 14-4 this season and they are coming off of a tough upset loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. ISU is averaging 83.5 points and they are shooting50.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Georges Niang leads the Cyclones averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Naz Long is averaging 12.4 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones is averaging 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, and Dustin Hogue is averaging 11 points and 5.1 rebounds. Iowa State is 10-0 at home and 4-2 in Big 12 play.
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The Texas Longhorns are 14-5 this season and they are coming off of a home loss to Kansas on Saturday. Texas is averaging 69.5 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 12.7 points per game to lead the Longhorns. Myles Turner is averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, Jonathan Holmes is averaging 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Javan Felix is averaging 9.9 points. Texas is 3-2 on the road and 3-3 in the Big 12.
Iowa State is 7-3 against the spread against the Big 12, 2-7 against the spread following a loss, and 13-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Texas is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, 5-2 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
With the total set at 142 I like the over in this one. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and that pick is in the Premium Area as well as o the App.