Planning on watching today’s Horned Frogs and Cyclones game? Catch the action at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA, as the Cyclones hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN2. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have Iowa State as the -8 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.

TCU HORNED FROGS VS IOWA STATE CYCLONES BETTING PICK

The Pick: TCU Horned Frogs +8

This game will be played at Hilton Coliseum at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE TCU HORNED FROGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cyclones.
  • Even though we have Iowa State winning straight-up, we like TCU at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can TCU Lock in a Road Win?

TCU enters today’s game with a 16-6 record, including a 5-4 mark in Big 12 play. They have gone 6-2 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin in these games is +7.6. The Horned Frogs have won two straight games on the road and are 2-2 as an underdog this season.

In their last game, TCU lost to Texas by a score of 77-66. Over their last 10 road games, the Horned Frogs have gone 6-4, while they are 3-2 in their last five such contests. For the year, TCU has been the underdog in four games, going 2-2.

Against the spread, TCU has a record of 13-9 this season. On the road, they are 6-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 road games, the Horned Frogs have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. As the underdog, TCU has gone 3-1 vs. the spread this year and 5-5 over their last 10 games as the underdog.

TCU’s over/under record of 12-10 this season is right in line with the average scoring of 154 points per game in their games. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average OU line of 149.3 in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 170 points.

The TCU offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 66 points versus Texas. During the game, they attempted 12 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 50%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Horned Frogs offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 18.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.

On defense, TCU is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.1 points per game. So far, the TCU defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (639th).

Will the Cyclones Live Up to Expectations at Home?

Heading into tonight’s game against TCU, Iowa State is 13-1 at home this season, and they have won their last nine games at Hilton Coliseum. They have been favored in 16 of their 22 games, going 14-2 in those contests.

For the season, the Cyclones have an average scoring margin of +27.3 points per game at home, compared to -0.6 points per game on the road. Their overall record is 17-5, and they are 6-3 in Big 12 play.

As the favorite, Iowa State has an ATS record of 10-5-1 this season and they are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Cyclones are 10-3-1 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. Their ATS mark this season is 14-7-1.

Today’s over/under line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in Iowa State’s games this season (138.2). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and their games this year have averaged 141.7 points.

Against Texas, the Iowa State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.4 points per game. They scored 70 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.9% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Keshon Gilbert who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.9. Tamin Lipsey also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.5.

Currently, the Cyclones’ defense holds the 10th rank in the nation, allowing 62.3 points per game. So far, the Iowa State defense is giving up an average of 7.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (465th).