15* CBB Tuesday Undervalued Underdog on Iowa State +8
Iowa State vs. Texas,
01/24/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 55 - 62
Point Spread: +8/-105 Iowa State
The Iowa State Cyclones remain one of the most underrated teams in the country. The Cyclones are off to a 14-5 start this season and 4-2 in Big 12 play, which includes blowout road wins at Texas A&M (74-50) and at Texas Tech (76-52). Their only conference losses have come at home against Missouri 69-76 and at Kansas 73-82 in a game they led most the way.
Iowa State already won the first meeting with Texas 77-71 in their Big 12 opener at home. The Cyclones shot 51.1 percent from the field while limiting the Longhorns to 40.7 percent shooting. Five ISU players scored in double-figures, led by Chris Babb's 17 points which included a 5-of-9 performance from 3-point range.
Texas simply gets too much respect with their name recognition. This is a team in rebuilding mode with no returning starters from last year. As a result, the Longhorns are a sluggish 12-7 this season, including 5-9 against the spread. They have lost three straight coming into this one.
The Cyclones are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big 12 opponents. Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Cyclones are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Longhorns are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite. Texas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 7.0-12.5. The Cyclones are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Texas. Roll with Iowa State Tuesday.