Iowa State vs. Texas - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (16-8) at Iowa State Cyclones (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday night at the Hilton Coliseum.
The Texas Longhorns look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 72.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Taylor is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 assists while Javan Felix is averaging 10.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. Kerwin Roach Jr. is dishing 1.4 assists and Connor Lammert is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Longhorns are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Iowa State Cyclones could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 82.2 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 19 points and 6.4 rebounds while Monte Morris is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 assists. Abdel Nader is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Matt Thomas is dishing 1.5 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cyclones are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones won 17 of their last 20 home games.
The Longhorns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cyclones are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Iowa State is coming off a brutal loss and will be eager to bounce back. Texas is playing great ball as of late and is starting to get the feel of Smart's system. However, Iowa State in the Coliseum? The Cyclones are just a different animal. I'll eat the reasonable number.