Iowa State vs Texas: Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Phil P

This Friday, the Iowa State Cyclones (6-2) go head to head with the Texas Longhorns (5-2) in a Big 12 college football matchup at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field, Austin, Texas, USA. This matchup will kick off at 12:00 PM EST on November 27.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Odds

Odds via FanDuel as of Friday, November 27 (8:20 am ET)

Money Line: Iowa State Cyclones -110 | Texas Longhorns -110 (at FanDuel)

Point Spread: Iowa State Cyclones +0.5 (-110) | Texas Longhorns -0.5 (-110) (at FanDuel)

Total Over/Under: Over 57.5 (-108) | Under 57.5 (-112)

Iowa State Cyclones looking to add to their three-game winning streak

The Iowa State Cyclones are coming into this matchup after crushing the Kansas State Wildcats in their last game, which ended with a 45-0 final score. The Iowa State defense performance was quite impressive in the game against the Wildcats, allowing the Kansas State Wildcats absolutely no points.

Iowa State quarterback Brick Purdy passed for 236 yards scoring 3 touchdowns and running back Breese Hall ran for 135 yards with 15 carries, scoring 2 touchdowns on the ground for the Cyclones. Meanwhile, Xavier Hutchinson was the leader in receiving yardage, hauling in 6 catches in 111 yards with 1 touchdown.

The Iowa State Cyclones have an average of 34.4 points per game and have gained a total of 3,501 yards this season. The team has scored a total of 14 touchdowns through the air and 22 touchdowns on the ground. The Iowa State offense has gained an average of 437.6 total yards, 205.3 in rushing yards ranking 32nd in Division 1, and 232.4 in passing yards.

Season lead quarterback Brock Purdy has passed for a total of 1,713 yards with 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Meanwhile, running back Breece Hall is the lead rusher so far this season, running for 1,169 yards with 180 carries and scoring 15 touchdowns, and wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson leads the receiving lineup with 41 receptions in 518 yards with 4 touchdowns this season.

On defense, the Iowa State Cyclones have allowed an average of 23.4 points per game, sitting at 42nd in the Division 1 tables. The team’s defense has allowed an average of 333.8 total yards, 229.8 in passing yards, and 104.0 in rushing yards.

The Iowa State Cyclones are faring better in the injuries department with just one player Tarique Milton out with an arm injury.

Fresh from a break, the Longhorns will be looking to improve their overall record

The Texas Longhorns had their game against Kansas canceled due to COVID-19 complications and are currently maintaining a three-game straight win. Therefore, the team’s last game was against the West Virginia Mountaineers, which they won 17-13. During the game, the Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger passed for 184 yards scoring 2 touchdowns, and RB Bijan Robinson rushed for 113 yards with 12 carries. Wide Receiver Jake Smith headed the receiving lineup securing 3 catches in 59 yards and scoring 1 touchdown.

In total offense this season, the Texas Longhorns rank 15th in the nation averaging 40.4 points per game. The team has accumulated an average of 269.9 yards across the air, with 167.3 yards average on the ground, totaling 437.1 yards on average.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has accumulated 1,834 yards passing, scoring 22 touchdowns with 5 interceptions. Ehlinger is also the lead rusher for the Texas Longhorns, rushing for 323 yards with 90 carries and scoring 7 touchdowns on the ground. Meanwhile, wide receiver Joshua Moore leads the receiving yardage with 22 catches for 343 yards bagging 7 touchdowns.

The Texas defense is ranked 77th in Division 1, averaging 29.7 points per game allowed thus far in the season. The team has allowed an average of 401.0 yards, 283.1 through the air, and 117.9 on the ground.

The following Texas players might miss the game against the Cyclones: Jared Wiley (shoulder), Joshua Moore (shoulder), Jordan Whittington (abdominal), Jahdae Barron (illness), Keaontae Ingram (ankle), Juwan Mitchell (shoulder), Keondre Coburn (ankle), Kelvontay Dixon (toe), and Cade Brewer (chest).

Betting Position

It is going to be a battle between two teams that have been playing quite well this season and could go either way. But we expect the Cyclones to come away with the win.

Pick: Iowa State Cyclones (-110) at FanDuel

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