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College Basketball Picks: Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 18, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Iowa State Cyclones have compiled a 9-2 straight-up record in their last 11 home games versus ranked opponents, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Texas Longhorns at Hilton Coliseum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cyclones are five-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Texas Longhorns

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    The Texas Longhorns are coming off back-to-back home wins, including a 88-71 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers as six-point favorites last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Longhorns are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus teams with a winning record.

Iowa State Cyclones

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    The Iowa State Cyclones are 4-1 straight up and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as they look to build off a 70-64 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders as 11-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cyclones have failed to cover the number in nine of their last 10 Big 12 Conference games.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Iowa State Cyclones as one of their college basketball picks, as the home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings in this series.

    Pick: Iowa State Cyclones -5

     

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