Texas vs. Iowa State - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (12-3) at Texas Longhorns (9-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Frank Erwin Center)
The Line: Texas Longhorns +2 -- Over/Under: 154.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and Iowa State Cyclones face off on Tuesday in Austin in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Texas Longhorns are 9-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Texas is averaging 73.5 points and they were shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.6 percent. Isaiah Taylor leads the Longhorns averaging 16.4 points per game. Cameron Ridley is averaging 12.7 points and 10 rebounds, Javan Felix is averaging 10.9 points, and Eric Davis Jr. is averaging 7.7 points. Texas is 7-1 at home this season.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 12-3 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. ISU is averaging 85.4 points and they are shooting 49.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Georges Niang leads the Cyclones averaging 19.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Jameel McKay is averaging 14.3 points and 9.6 rebounds, Monte Morris is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 assists, and Abel Nader is averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Iowa State’s recent losses were to Oklahoma and Baylor who are regarded as some of the better teams in the nation.
Texas is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 0-3-1 against the spread against the Big 12. Iowa State is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 5-2-1 against the spread against the Big 12, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game. The underdog is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The total in this one is set at 154.5 and that looks to be too high and I see this one staying under the total.