Kickoff for the Longhorns and Cyclones matchup on Saturday, November 18th is set for 8:00 ET. This week 12 CFB showdown will be televised on FOX. This face-off between two Big 12 conference rivals sees the Longhorns as the 7.5 point favorites on the road. Can they secure a win away from home and cover the spread?
TEXAS LONGHORNS VS IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +7.5
This game will be played at Jack Trice Stadium at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE IOWA STATE CYCLONES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 28-21 in favor of Texas.
- Even though we have Texas winning straight-up, we like Iowa State at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 47 points, and we like the over with a projected 49 points.
Does Texas Have a Shot at a Road Win?
This season, the Texas Longhorns are currently 9-1. So far this season, they have played five road games and four at home.
So far, Texas has been favored eight times and the underdog in one game. This has led to an ATS record of 4-5 and an average scoring differential of +15.4.
Over the course of 10 games, the average over/under line in Texas’ matchups has been 54.7 points. These games have had an average combined score of 52.2 points, leading to an OU record of 2-6-1.
As they prepare to face the Iowa State, the Longhorns’ offense is averaging 183.7 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 35th in rushing yards and 30th in passing yards, on an average of 275.8 yards per matchup. Texas has averaged 33.8 points per game so far. This figure places them 26th in the nation.
Texas’ defense enters the game ranked 69th in passing yards allowed per game. Opponents throw the ball an average of 35.7 times against the Longhorns. They have given up 18.4 PPG, which ranks 63rd in college football. In terms of rushing yards allowed, they stand at 13th in the NCAA.
Can Iowa State Pull Off a Home Win?
This season, the Iowa State Cyclones are currently 6-4. So far this season, they have played five road games and four at home.
So far, Iowa State has been favored five times and the underdog in four games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-4 and an average scoring differential of +5.8.
After 10 games, the average over/under line in Iowa State’s matches stands at 44.4 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 45.6 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-5.
The Cyclones’ offense is gearing up to take on Texas, with an average of 130.5 rushing yards per game and an 4 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 92nd place for rushing yards and 76th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 218.6 yards per contest. Iowa State’s overall scoring average is at 25.7 points per game, placing them 64th rank nationally.
Iowa State’s defense is ranked 148th in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 33.3 passing attempts against the Cyclones. They have given up 19.9 points per game so far, placing them 70th in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 49th.