The Iowa State Cyclones will face the Texas Longhorns on Tuesday, February 21st. The No.23-ranked Cyclones are 17-9 with an 8-6 record in Big 12 play, while the No.8-ranked Longhorns are 21-6 and 10-4 in the Big 12.
Iowa State vs. Texas Match Details
Fixture: Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Longhorns
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, 9:00 pm EST
Venue: Moody Center, Austin, Texas
Iowa State vs. Texas Betting Odds and Spread
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Iowa State vs. Texas Key Stats
The 17-9 Iowa State Cyclones have been a middle-of-the-pack unit on the offensive end as they currently rank 234th out of 363 teams in the nation in scoring, averaging 69.5 points per game. They have been elite on the less flashy side of the ball, however, allowing just 61.6 points per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. Iowa State’s offensive rating, 103.7, ranks 194th, while their defensive rating, 91.9, ranks 14th.
The Cyclones are led by head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who is in his second year leading the program. Otzelberger previously spent two seasons as the head coach of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels preceded by three seasons leading the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The Cyclones roster is without a top-100 recruit, however, they have three players scoring in double figures.
The 21-6 Texas Longhorns have been an elite offensive unit, as they rank 25th in the nation in scoring, averaging 79.7 points per game. Texas has not found the same success on the defensive end, allowing 68.9 points per game, which ranks 151st in the nation. The Longhorns offensive rating, 111.1, ranks 41st, while their defensive rating, 96.0, ranks 59th.
The Longhorns are led by Rodney Terry, who took over following Chris Beard’s arrest and subsequent firing. Terry previously spent three seasons as the head coach of the UTEP Miners and seven seasons as the head coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs. Texas has four top-100 recruits, and three players averaging double figures.
Iowa State vs. Texas Betting Prediction
The Iowa State Cyclones were able to defeat the Texas Longhorns by a score of 78-67 when the two teams met just over a month ago. The Longhorns have been a much better team at home, however, as they are 13-1 at the Moody Center this season. Meanwhile, the Cyclones are 4-8 on the road this season. Look for Texas to take advantage of a poor road team as they win by at least eight points.