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Game Preview - Cyclones underdogs vs Horned Frogs at TCU

Iowa State CyclonesTCU Horned Frogs
Oct 6, 3:30 PM | Grass of Amon Carter Stadium

Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds


The Horned Frogs will do battle with the visiting Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

The Horned Frogs sit at 4-0 (2-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cyclones are currently 3-1 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? TCU is 0-3 OU, and Iowa State is 1-2 OU.

View Iowa State vs TCU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Horned Frogs as 14.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Horned Frogs and the No. 47-ranked Cyclones, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 44-30 result in favor of the Horned Frogs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up TCU's No. 47-ranked offense (31.8 PPG) against a Cyclones defense that ranks No. 17 at 14 PPG. The Horned Frogs passing attack has averaged 254.5 yards per game, more than the Cyclones give up through the air (210.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cyclones feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 68 yards per game. TCU, meanwhile, ranks No. 49 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Iowa State was a 24-13 loser at home against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (37) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Cyclones were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-13 score against Texas Tech.

TCU won its last outing, a 24-16 result against Southern Methodist on September 29. TCU failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 40 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Horned Frogs grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Mustangs in their last game, winning 24-16 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

Iowa State Cyclones Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 10-0

A few Cyclones at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Iowa State's last 13 games on the road
Iowa State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
TCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
TCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Iowa State home to Kansas State, Saturday, October 13
TCU at Baylor, Saturday, October 13