The NBA is off for All-Star Weekend, but there's still plenty of basketball to watch in the NCAA. Let's look at the big matchup between the No. 25 Texas Longhorns and the No. 15 Iowa State Cyclones. The game at James H. Hilton Coliseum is scheduled to tip off at 8:30 PM ET. Currently, Iowa State is favored to win at home.
The Longhorns are 16-8 SU and 12-11 ATS so far this season. They are 3-4 on the road, and 9 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 14 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 63-60 loss to Oklahoma, where they won against the spread as 7 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 147 ½ point line set by college basketball betting sites in that game.
The Cyclones are 17-7 SU and 11-9-1 ATS overall this year. They are 10-2 at home, and 8 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 12 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of an 85-82 overtime loss to Texas Tech, where they lost against the spread as -2 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 149 ½ point line set by sports gambling experts for that one.
Texas is 6-0 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 6-0 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 4-0 ATS at home, and 7-0 ATS overall recently. They are 6-0 ATS against opponents from the Big 12, and 4-0 ATS on the road against teams with a winning record at home. They are 7-3 ATS on Saturday.
The total has gone UNDER in all 7 of their games lately, and UNDER in all 5 of their recent road games. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their road games against teams with a winning record at home, and UNDER in all 6 of their games after a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 8 against teams with a winning record overall, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 on Saturday.
Iowa State is 11-4 ATS on Saturday, and 5-2 ATS against teams from the Big 12 Conference. They are 2-5-1 ATS at home lately, and 0-3-1 ATS playing at home against teams with a losing record on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games on Saturday, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 overall. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 against the Big 12, and UNDER in 7 of their last 10 coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 5 at home, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 at home against teams with a losing record on the road.
Between these teams, the home team is 5-2-1 ATS, while the underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 17 of their last 22 meetings, and OVER in 6 of their last 7 matchups at Iowa State.
They last met on Janyary 12, 2016, when Texas won 94-91 in overtime, and won against the spread as 1 ½ point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 153 ½ point line set by the sportsbook for that game.
For Saturday night's matchup, gambling odds list the Cyclones as -5 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 146 ½ points. On the moneyline, Texas is listed at +200, with Iowa State a -240.