Texas vS. Iowa State live stream. Texas vs. Iowa State: Thursday Night’s Big 12 Pick
The Cyclones have been an ATM thus far for their backers, covering all three of their contests and currently sit at 2-1 overall. Iowa State began their 2017 season with a 42-24 victory over Northern Iowa as 9-point home chalk and the following week hosted their cross-town rivals from the Big Ten, the Iowa Hawkeyes, dropping a hotly contested 44-41 shootout yet narrowly covered as 3½-point home dogs. In their last outing they took to the highway and trounced Akron 41-14 and easily covered the 10-point impost.
The matchup here is an interesting one, particularly when one considers that both teams have been on their bye and have had two weeks to game plan and strategize for this meeting. This merely comes down to whether the Cyclones’ offense is able to sustain its 41½ point average against a Texas club that held the No. 5 USC Trojans to 27 points — on the road, no less.
I like Iowa State’s Jacob Park, who has completed nearly 67 percent of his passes and has eight TDs strikes with two picks in the books thus far. The Cyclones are more adept through the air than the Horns, but Texas boasts a rushing attack that is averaging over 190 yards per contest. If this turns into a track meet I like the home team’s chances as the rushing game is great as long as you are ahead. Look for Iowa State to pass early and often on a suspect Longhorns’ secondary and not only cover the number but win this one outright.