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College Football Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa St Cyclones
November 18, 2023
A pair of Big 12 teams will face each other in the primetime game on Fox in week 12 of the college football season when the 7
-ranked Texas Longhorns travel to Ames, Iowa to face the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday night.
The Texas Longhorns enter this game in 1
place in the Big 12 with an overall record of 9-1 which includes a record of 6-1 in Big 12 conference play and are on a four-game winning streak since losing in the “Red River Rivalry” against the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 30-34, however, their last two games have been decided by a combined 6 points which includes last week’s win on the road against the TCU Horned Frogs by a score of 29-26. The offense for the Longhorns has been one of the pivotal factors for the success that they have had this season as they enter this game averaging 33.8 points per game, however, their defense has struggled over their last two games as they are allowing an average of 28 points per game. Quinn Ewers has also played a role in the success that Texas has had this season as he enters this game completing 173 of 246 attempts for 2,232 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing for five touchdowns.
After missing a bowl game last season with a record of 4-8, the Iowa State Cyclones have been one of the most improved teams in the Big 12 this season as they enter this game with a record of 6-4 which includes a record of 5-2 and after starting the season off 1-2 the Cyclones have won five of their last seven games including last week’s 45-13 win on the road against the BYU Cougars to get them to six wins and qualify for a bowl game. However, the next two games will be tough for Iowa State as they will be underdogs in both games including this week when they host the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night.
BookMaker has the Texas Longhorns listed as 7.5-point favorites
on the road against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday night in week 12 of the college football season. Texas has won six of the last ten while Iowa State has won two of the last three meetings. The Cyclones are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Texas Longhorns are 4-5-1 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS on the road, 3-5-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-3-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Iowa State Cyclones are 6-4 ATS overall, 3-2 ATS at home, 2-2 ATS as an underdog, and 5-2 ATS in conference games on the year.
Texas is the more talented team, however, they have struggled most recently in the series against Iowa State having lost two of the last three meetings. The Cyclones have also been the better team in the series at covering the spread as they are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three matchups while also being one of the best teams at covering the spread in conference play with a record of 5-2 ATS in conference games this season. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Iowa State Cyclones in week 12 of the college football season.
Spooky Express Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +8
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