Tonight we open the Big 12 Tournament with Iowa State Cyclones against the Texas Longhorns. Iowa state finished the regular season with a monster upset win over #5 Kansas State which was the highlight of their season and will make for very interesting NCAA betting and basketball betting lines and odd for tonight’s matchup.
Iowa State finished 15-16 with 4 Big 12 Wins and a three way tie for ninth place in the Big 12. Iowa State averages 72.5points per game, shooting 44.4 percent from the field and are 43rd in the nation in offensive rebounding. When one looks at the Basketball betting lines and odds, one needs to take into consideration that defensively the Cyclones allow 70.1 points per game which is 219th in the country and they are 238th in defensive rebounding. This can present problems for them in this all important matchup with Texas who can really hit the boards offensively.
Texas is 9 -point favorite at SBG Global with a total of 145.5.
The Texas Longhorns with a 23-8 record and 6th in the Big 12 of the NCAA beat Iowa on the road in mid-January and that was a team at the top of the ranking in the nation and now they are a team who is unranked and forced into playing a first round game in their conference. This Texas team became only the fifth team in the history of the Associated Press ranking to fall completely out of the poll after soaring to the No. 1 position.
The Longhorns have been hurt by shoddy execution of their offense and occasional lapses on defense. when viewing the NCAA Basketball betting and the basketball betting lines and odds one needs to review that as a team the Longhorns average fifth in the nation with 81.7 points per game and shoot 47.2 percent from the floor and are second in the nation in offensive rebounding. Defensively that allows visiting teams to shoot just 39.8 percent against them. Texas can be a dangerous opponent if they find their footing as they have already proved they can play with the nations’ best.
It would be a huge upset if Iowa State Cyclones win this game over Texas in the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament. At the moment take a look at the NCAA Basketball betting and basketball betting lines and odds at SBGGlobal.com and the opening line has Texas favored at -9 and the over/under for the game is 145 1/2 in a game that is played tonight at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo at 9:35 PM EST.