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TCU seeks a fifth straight win over Iowa State


The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-0 SU in their last four games against Iowa State and have won each of the last three games in this head-to-head series by 21 points or more. Iowa State’s recent form suggests that this Saturday’s game in Iowa might be a bit more competitive.

  • TCU is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games in October.
  • Iowa State is 0-10 SU in its last 10 games at home after winning its most recent home game.
  • The total has gone UNDER in TCU’s last four games against Iowa State.

A big road test at Oklahoma still looms for TCU in November, but the Horned Frogs have passed all of the tests they’ve faced so far this season with flying colors. TCU is 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS in 2017, winning its seven games by an average margin of victory of 26.7 points. Kenny Hill has been fantastic under center with 1,728 passing yards and 15 touchdown passes against only three interceptions.

Iowa State pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2017 season when it topped Oklahoma on the road 38-31 as 31-point underdogs. The Cyclones haven’t slowed down since, crushing Kansas 45-0 and Texas Tech 31-13 on the road to improve to 5-2 SU and 5-1-1 ATS on the season. Over their last 10 home games, the Cyclones are 7-2-1 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting TCU Horned Frogs in this one found them as 7-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the OVER/UNDER number opens in this game.

Earlier, OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 36-30 victory for the Horned Frogs. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa State Cyclones sport a record of 5-2 and 5-1-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the TCU Horned Frogs sit at 7-0 and 5-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER totals records are 3-4 for the Cyclones and 2-5 for the Horned Frogs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa State vs TCU injuries news.

The game pits the Iowa State Cyclones, currently No. 19 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the TCU Horned Frogs, who rate No. 18 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa State Cyclones' No. 32-ranked offense (35 PPG) against a TCU Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 9 at 14.86 PPG. The Cyclones passing attack has averaged 279 yards per game, more than the Horned Frogs give up through the air (210.57 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Horned Frogs own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100 yards per game when on the road. Iowa State, on the other hand, rates No. 124 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for the the Jayhawks, they were scorched by John Diarse for 130 receiving yards against the Horned Frogs in a 43-0 loss at Amon Carter Stadium.

Texas Tech was unable to contain David Montgomery in its last action Saturday and the result was a 31-13 Week 8 loss against the Cyclones.

Betting Trends
  • Texas Christian is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas Christian is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas Christian's last 6 games
  • Texas Christian is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Iowa State is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa State's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

TCU home to Texas, Saturday, November 4
Iowa State at West Virginia, Saturday, November 4