Iowa State at Texas: 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Iowa State at Texas: 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns (16-6) vs Iowa State Cyclones (16-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Frank Erwin Special Events Center)

Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -6.5 -- Over/Under: 118.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa State Cyclones and Texas Longhorns face off on Saturday in a Big 12 college basketball showdown at the Frank Erwin Center. When these two teams faced off on January 15th it was Iowa State that won 79-70. 

Gabe Kalscheur was the top player for Iowa State in that game putting up 22 points. Andrew Jones was the top player for Texas scoring 18 points and seven rebounds. 

Iowa State comes into this game with a 16-6 record and they have gone 13-9 against the spread. Even though they have a nice record, they need to win some big games to help their tournament resume, and this game would be a nice start. Iowa State is averaging 69.2 points while their defense is giving up 60.9 points per game. Izaiah Brockington has been the top player for Iowa State averaging 17.1 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from behind the three point line. In this game, Iowa State is going to need the defense to be good. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Texas Longhorns who sit with a 16-6 record and they have gone 9-13 against the spread. In the last game against Texas Tech, the defense really struggled giving up 77 points and that led to the 13 point defeat. Texas is averaging 68.5 points while their defense is giving up 55.5 points per game. This is the first ranked defense in all of college basketball. Timmy Allen has been the top player for Texas averaging 11.5 points while shooting 52.5 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Texas is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall. Texas is 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. The under is 4-1 in Texas last five games following a straight up loss. 

Iowa State found success in the last game against Texas, and they are going to find success again in this game. Look for Iowa State’s offense to find success, and this Texas team still has some clear issues that need to be worked on. Back Iowa State against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Iowa State +6.5

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