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Iowa State to Cover Spread vs Houston

Iowa State welcomed Houston to the Big 12 with a four-point home win last month and now comes the much-anticipated rematch. Houston is close to a double-digit favorite according to the NCAAB expert picks as the co-leaders in the Big 12 meet for the second time this season.

The matchup in January was the first game between the Cyclones and Cougars since 2010. The Cougars are listed by the college basketball spread as a 9-point favorite.

Iowa State to Cover Spread vs Houston
Iowa State to Cover Spread vs Houston

Houston currently sits atop the NCAA NET rankings and Iowa State is eighth. The Cougars and Cyclones are a combined 28-1 in Quad 2, Quad 3, and Quad 4 games. Houston is ranked second and Iowa State is N0o. 6 in the Associated Press poll.

When it comes to the odds of winning March Madness, Houston is tied for third at +1000 in the odds of winning the national title. Iowa State comes in at +2000 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Iowa State and Houston.

Iowa State vs Houston Game Information

1. Game: Iowa State (20-5, 9-3 Big 12) at Houston (22-3, 9-3 Big 12)
2. Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 19, 9 p.m. ET
3. Location: Fertitta Center, Houston, TX
4. Iowa State vs Houston Live Stream: TBS.com


Houston is 14-0 at home with the Cougars being favored in each of those games. Houston is 9-4-1 against the spread as the home favorite. Iowa State is 4-3 on the road with the Cyclones covering in four of the six games as a road underdog.



The NCAA basketball lines have Houston with -460 odds to win outright with Iowa State at +345 on the Moneyline.

Iowa State vs Houston Odds and Spreads

1.Houston is 22-3 as a favorite this season.
2.Iowa State is 4-3 as the underdog.
3.The Cyclones have covered in five of their seven road games.
4.Houston is 10-4 against the spread at home.
5.Nine of Houston’s 14 home games landed under the total.
6.Iowa State has covered in each of its last five games.
7.Iowa State covered in four of its last five road games.
8.Houston is 1-4 ATS over the last five games.

Iowa State vs Houston ATS Pick: Iowa State +9 (-110)

Houston goes after its 20th straight home win against one of the three teams to hand the Cougars a loss this season.

Don’t expect to see the Cougars fall to Iowa State again. However, even with the line recently going from 9½ to -9, it does seem like it is a bit on the high side.

Kayden Fish will miss the rest of the season for Iowa State. However, freshman Omaha Biliew recently returned to allow the Cyclones to go 10-deep.

Guard Terrance Arceneaux will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles for Houston.

Iowa State vs Houston Over/Under Pick: Over 128 (-110)

After just 110 points were scored in the first game between these teams this season, the total came in as one of the lowest of Monday’s games. Both teams were held under 40% shooting when they got together in Ames. The teams were 10-for-41 from 3-point range.

Don’t expect a high-scoring affair but Houston is coming off an 82-point game against Texas while Iowa State also put up 82 points over the weekend.

The total has gone over in four of Houston’s last five games.

Houston ranks first and Iowa State is third in defensive efficiency according to the Pomeroy college basketball ratings. Houston is 345th in adjusted tempo so don’t expect too many points to be scored when looking at the best college basketball bets today.

Iowa State vs Houston Player Prop Pick: L.J. Cryer to Score 16+ Points (+124)

After scoring just 14 points while shooting 4 of 17 in his previous two games, L.J. Cryer erupted for 26 points in a win over Texas.

Don’t look for Houston’s top scorer to have a second straight game with six 3-pointers. But after finishing with just five points in the previous matchup against Iowa State, he will look to get going early in the rematch.

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Iowa State vs Houston Prediction

Houston 69, Iowa State 63




Questions Of The Day

Who is a good player prop option for Iowa State against Houston?

Iowa State’s Keshon Gilbert had 24 points and eight rebounds against Texas Tech on Saturday so keep an eye on the props for points and rebounds for Gilbert.

Which team has the best record against the spread this season heading into the Iowa State-Houston matchup?

Iowa State leads the Big 12 with an 18-7 record against the Las Vegas odds. Houston is just 12-12-1 against the spread.



The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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