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Cyclones Horned Frogs Betting Preview for Week 11

TCU Horned Frogs Iowa State Cyclones
3-6 November 09, 2013, 12:00 | Jack Trice Stadium 1-7



TCU travels to Iowa State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-6 mark in Week 11 action with a victory over the Cyclones.

They will face the 3-6 Horned Frogs, who own a 2-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cyclones are 6-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Horned Frogs are 4-5 favoring the OVER.

View TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Cyclones in this game found them listed as 8-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

This game matches up the No. 104 (Cyclones) and the No. 72 (Horned Frogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 25-10 result in favor of the Horned Frogs is predicted by handicapping models.

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TCU lost its last outing, a 30-27 result against West Virginia on November 2. TCU failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Iowa State was hammered in its last outing, as Kansas State ran up a 41-7 score against them at Snyder Family Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iowa State's No. 96-ranked offense (23.12 PPG) against a Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 43 at 23.56 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 204.75 yards per game, less than the Horned Frogs give up through the air (230.11 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Horned Frogs own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113.67 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 94 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Horned Frogs at Cyclones trends to consider:
TCU is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
TCU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of TCU's last 5 games
TCU is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Iowa State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa State's last 7 games
Iowa State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
TCU at Kansas State, Saturday, November 16th
Iowa State at Oklahoma, Saturday, November 16th