Against the Spread Pick
The Longhorns may own the better overall record, but it’s not like they’re playing a whole lot better than Iowa State right now. Texas has stumbled to a 3-4 conference record, including a stretch that saw them go 2-4 overall. They won their game on Wednesday against TCU, but that was a nail-biter that was won by a single point. Fortunately, Texas is 8-3 at home, and they’re 10-3 as favorites, so there’s some optimism on Saturday.
Over Under Pick
Meanwhile, Iowa State is 2-5 in conference play, and they’re riding a stretch where they’ve gone 2-7 since December 31st. The Cyclones are also 0-5 on the road this season and 0-9 as underdogs. Considering the Longhorns’ 3-8 home record against the spread, we’d be tempted to pick Iowa State. However, considering how close the spread is, we’re basically treating this as a pick ‘em.