Texas at Iowa State: 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Iowa State Cyclones (13-3) vs Texas Longhorns (13-3)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm (James H. Hilton Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Iowa State Cyclones +1 -- Over/Under: 117.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Longhorns and Iowa State Cyclones face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Hilton Coliseum. When these two teams faced off in March of 2021 it was Texas that won 81-67.
Texas comes into this game with a 13-3 record overall and they are coming off a big win in their last game. In the last game against Oklahoma the defense locked down giving up only 52 points and that led to the 14 point victory. Texas is averaging 70.4 points while their defense is giving up 53 points per game. The 53 points given up a game is second best in all of college basketball. Forward Timmy Allen has been the top player for Texas averaging 11.8 points while shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line. Tre Mitchell is still dealing with COVID and it’s unclear if he will be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Iowa State Cyclones who sit with a 13-3 record overall and they have gone 10-6 against the spread. In the last game against Kansa, Iowa State was competitive but they couldn’t hit a wide-open three-pointer as time expired, and that led to the one point defeat. Iowa State is averaging 70.4 points while their defense is giving up 58.6 points per game. Izaiah Brockington has been the top player for Iowa State averaging 17 points while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players who are averaging at least 10 points.
Texas is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. Texas is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a winning home road. The under is 4-1 in the Cyclones last five games following a straight up loss.
These are both teams that focus on defense and points are going to be very hard to come by for both teams in this game. Look for the pace of this game to be slow and that is going to lead to this game staying under the total.