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NCAA basketball betting action sees the Texas Longhorns taking on the Iowa State Cyclones Monday January 26th at Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa. Cappers Picks provides free NCAA basketball handicapping tips all season long.
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Texas Longhorns (14-5) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (14-4)
Venue/ Stadium: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa
Time/Date: 9 PM EST Monday, January 26, 2015
NCAAB Betting Odds
NCAAB Betting Point Spread: Iowa State -5
NCAAB Betting Over/Under Odds: OFF
Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones Preview
On the season Texas is 10-7 ATS and they have an O/U record of 4-8 and Iowa State is 8-7 ATS and they have an Under record of 7-6.
This season Iowa State is 10-0 at home and Texas is 3-2 on the road.
In their last games Iowa State lost to Texas Tech 78-73 and Texas lost to Kansas 75-62.
In the lone game on the college schedule between 2 top 25 teams 9th ranked Iowa State plays host to 17th ranked Texas. When the new rankings come out both teams will likely fall, as they are each coming off a loss.
The Cyclones are undefeated at home this season and have won 18 straight on their court. They have to be happy to be back home after losing to Texas Tech, who sit in last place in the Big 12.
Iowa State ranks 16th in the nation in points per game and in their home winning streak they are averaging 86.2 ppg.
The Cyclones have won their last 5 home games facing teams in the top 25.
On the season Texas is 2-3 facing ranked teams and Iowa State is 3-1.
Iowa State has won their last 4 home games facing Texas.
Cam Ridley and Myles Turner, who is the 2nd leading scorer for Texas, are the 2 big men and they have a big height advantage facing an undersides ISU frontcourt. They must take advantage of that, which they did not do in the loss to Kansas.
Texas leading scorer Isaiah Taylor (12.7 ppg) went for 23 points in the loss to Kansas and he will need more help than he got in that game.
The Cyclones are a balanced team that has 5 players averaging in double figures led by Georges Niang, who had 20 points in last season’s home win over the Longhorns.
It will be key that the Cyclones get off to a better start then they did in the loss to Texas Tech and they have had major issues this season with slow starts.
They are averaging nearly 9 more points per game in the 2nd half on the season.
NCAAB Betting Trends
* Texas is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
* Texas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home.
* Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against Texas.
* Iowa State is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss.
* Iowa State is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
4*Cappers NCAAB Free Pick
The home team has covered the spread in the last 4 games between these 2 teams, but I am going to buck that trend. Texas will give Iowa State a good game and at least cover the spread.