Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns NCAA Football Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
NCAA football betting fans looking for a battle between two nationally-ranked opponents need look no further than this weekend’s Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns matchup. The Cyclones come in proudly sporting their No. 22 nationwide ranking, eagerly looking to usurp No. 19 Texas. Let’s check in on the legal betting sportsbook odds to see what they have to say about this Saturday’s pairing.
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns – Saturday, November 17th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Football Betting Odds:
Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones rush into this Saturday’s pairing sporting a 6-3 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Big 12. So far this season, Iowa State has posted a 5-2 record in conference play, which ties them with Texas for the No. 3 spot in the Big 12. Obviously this gives this weekend’s matchup even more importance. Iowa State will be looking to capitalize on their 5-game winning streak, using that momentum to topple Texas – who is 1-2 in their last 3 matchups. However, the Longhorns have gotten the better of Iowa State in their last 10 meetings 8 games to 2. The NCAA football betting odds aren’t favoring the Cyclones on the road, but they’re still giving Iowa State a fighting chance this Saturday.
Players to Watch: Brock Purdy (1,315 passing yards, 13 TD, 2 INT), David Montgomery (765 rushing yards, 6 TD, 4.5 AVG), and Hakeem Butler (816 receiving yards, 8 TD, 36 REC).
Texas enters this weekend’s matchup sporting a 7-3 record. But with 2 of their season-long losses coming in the last 3 weeks, the Longhorns will be looking for a much needed rebound against their Big 12 rivals. There’s a lot on the line so Texas will be hoping that their superior offense is enough to get the better of the Cyclones. Right now the Longhorns are putting up 33.2 per game, which is significantly better than the 27.0 that Iowa State is averaging. Defensively however, the Cyclones take the edge since they’re only giving up 20.4 per game while Texas is conceding a whopping 27.5 per matchup. Both teams have faced some of the best teams in the nation and have put up a good fight, so there’s no question this one will be going down to the wire.
Players to Watch: Sam Ehlinger (2,483 passing yards, 20 TD, 2 INT), Keaontay Ingram (568 rushing yards, 3 TD, 5.5 AVG), and Lil’Jordan Humphrey (947 receiving yards, 7 TD, 63 REC).
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Predictions
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns matchup? Since Texas is at home, they’re looking the superior pick here. The odds are favoring them straight up but not by much, making them a great pick this weekend. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 38-33 Texas.