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Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones Point Spread Pick

Time: 7 PM EST Tuesday February 18, 2014, ESPN2

Location: James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa

The 17th ranked Iowa State Cyclones host the 19th ranked Texas Longhorns in a Big 12 match up.

In their last games: Iowa State beat Texas Tech 70-64 and Texas beat West Virginia 88-71.

In their win over Texas Tech the Cyclones were solid on both sides of the court shooting 51.9% from the floor and they held the Red Raiders to 37% shooting.

Texas played solid defense in their win over West Virginia, but the main reason they won is that they shot a scorching 57.9% from the field.

Earlier this season at Texas the Longhorns were a 1.5 point underdog when they beat the Cyclones 86-76.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games between these 2 teams.

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams at Iowa State the total has gone Over 4 times.

Iowa State is 12-1 at home with the only loss coming to Kansas.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: – Iowa State -5
Total Line: Off
Money Line: Longhorns Off / Cyclones Off

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Texas Longhorns: 20-5 SU 12-10 ATS
Iowa State Cyclones: 19-5 SU 10-12 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• TEX is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• TEX is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• TEX has an Over record of 11-4 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• ISU is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• ISU is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
• ISU has an Over record of 20-5-1 in their last 26 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Texas Longhorns: 85.42
Iowa State Cyclones: 88.06

Key Player Injuries

No injuries to report at this time.

[F] 12/31/2013 – Abdel Nader out for season ( Eligibility )
[G] 12/31/2013 – K.J. Bluford has left team ( Personal )

Point Spread Pick:

Yes we know that the Cyclones are 12-1 at home this season, but show me the money. Iowa State has failed to cover the spread in 5 straight as a host and is a bankroll crushing 1-9 ATS in their last 10! The Longhorns are not the same on the road, but they have been doing enough to win 6 of 8 and have covered the line in 3 of 5 when in the underdog role. Take the Texas Longhorns +5.
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