Texas vs Iowa State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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The Iowa State Cyclones (17-9, 8-6 Big 12) will try to snap a six-game road losing streak at the Texas Longhorns (21-6, 10-4 Big 12) on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET.

The Longhorns square off against the Cyclones in a game that Texas is currently a solid favorite by 7.5 points. The point total for the matchup is set at 136.5.

Texas vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for Texas vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Texas as the favorite.

Texas vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Texas has -333 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +262 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 136.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Longhorn Network
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Arena: Moody Center

Texas vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

Texas has 11 wins against the spread in 27 games this year. The Longhorns have been victorious in 17, or 85%, of the 20 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Texas’ games this year have hit the over on 15 of 26 set point totals.

Iowa State has 14 wins against the spread in 26 games this year. The Cyclones have gone 6-7 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 46.2% of those games). Iowa State has gone over the point total 34.6% of the time this season (nine of 26 games with a set point total).

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Texas vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch


Timmy Allen paces the Longhorns at 5.3 rebounds per game, while also posting 3.4 assists and 11 points. Jabari Rice is putting up 12 points, 2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. Tyrese Hunter is putting up 9.7 points, 2.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is the Cyclones’ top scorer (13.3 points per game), and he puts up 3.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.8 per game), and he averages 7.5 points and 3.7 rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur is putting up 12.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, making 40.7% of his shots from the floor and 33.8% from 3-point range, with 2 triples per contest. Osun Osunniyi is putting up a team-high 4.2 rebounds per game. And he is producing 8.7 points and 1.2 assists, making 57.8% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Texas Longhorns

Texas has compiled a 6-8-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. The Longhorns have been led by their offense, as they rank 25th-best in the nation by tallying 79.7 points per game. They rank 149th in college basketball in points allowed (68.9 per contest). So far this year, Texas is averaging 31.9 rebounds per game (175th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 30.7 rebounds per contest (155th-ranked).

When playing at home, the Longhorns are scoring 17.7 more points per game (86.3) than they are away from home (68.6). Texas is draining 7.2 treys per game (208th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while sporting a 34.2% three-point percentage (181st-ranked). The Longhorns are ceding 6.7 three-pointers per game (114th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 33.1% three-point percentage (135th-ranked).

The Longhorns have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Six of Texas’ past 10 outings have gone over the total. On the offensive side of the ball, Texas has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 76.7 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 79.7 it has put up over the course of this year. Texas’ points-allowed average over its last 10 games (73.8) is 4.9 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (68.9).

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

A total of seven Iowa State conference games this season have hit the over. Offensively, the Cyclones are the 234th-ranked team in the nation (69.5 points per game). Defensively, they are 15th-best (61.6 points allowed per game). Iowa State grabs 30.9 rebounds per game and give up 28 boards, ranking 235th and 27th, respectively, in the nation.

At home the Cyclones are putting up 73.8 points per game, 10.4 more than they are averaging on the road (63.4). Beyond the arc, Iowa State is 256th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.7). It is 199th in 3-point percentage at 34%. Giving up 7.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.2% from beyond the arc, the Cyclones are 168th and 90th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Cyclones have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over their past 10 contests. Four of Iowa State’s last 10 games have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Iowa State is scoring 67.5 points per game, two fewer points than its season average (69.5). In their previous 10 games, the Cyclones are allowing 67.5 points per game, 5.9 more points than their season average (61.6).

Texas vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Texas, and we predict that Iowa State will cover the spread (Texas -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136.5 points.

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How to bet Texas vs. Iowa State

You can bet on Texas vs. Iowa State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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