- The Iowa State Cyclones have -135 odds to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
- Iowa State has -105 odds to cover a 2.5-point spread.
AMES, Ia. – The college basketball season is in full swing and a Big 12 top-25 matchup is on schedule for Wednesday night. The #11 Iowa State Cyclones will host the #25 Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Being that Iowa State is the higher-ranked team going in, online betting sites have the Cyclones listed as slight favorites to win.
#11 Iowa State Vs. #25 Texas Tech Odds
- Iowa State -135
- Texas Tech +115
- Spread: Iowa State -2.5
- Total: O/U 126.5
Iowa State is going in as the favorite being that they have climbed the top-25 ever since they entered back in Week 4. Not to mention, they have been inside of the top-20 every week they have been ranked and have been ranked as high as #8.
Iowa State has also been one of the hottest teams in the country this season having gone 12-1 so far. They have also played and won against two top-25 teams this season in #25 Xavier and #9 Memphis. They put up a fight against #1 Baylor as they covered a +7.5-point spread.
As for Texas Tech, they are not far behind with a 10-2 record, however, seven of their ten wins have come against teams that currently sit with a below .500 record.
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Cyclones Tearing Up The Spread
Iowa State has done a solid job against the spread this season with a 9-4 record. Texas Tech, on the other hand, has a 6-6 record against the spread this season. The Cyclones started the season hot and went 4-2 in their first six games and have gone 5-3 in their last eight games. They have also covered in their last three games. The Cyclones also have a +7 cover margin on the spread and are winning their games by an average of 15.3 points.
As for Texas Tech, after starting 4-2 ATS, they have gone cold going 2-4 in their last six games. The Red Raiders cover margin is also just barely making it as they have covered their games by just 1.8 points.
As for how things opened up to where they are now, the CBB odds opened up at an even spread and have since shifted to Iowa State -2.5. That comes as the public has been laying on Iowa State with 56% of the total bets.
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