The Iowa State Cyclones will look to return the favor to the TCU Horned Frogs this weekend. The Cyclones lost to TCU at home earlier this month, and they hope they can even things up when they take on the Horned Frogs down in Fort Worth. The Cyclones and the Horned Frog are priced +4,000 and +15,000 to win the national title, respectively.
Betting Preview for the Iowa State Cyclones vs. TCU Horned Frogs College Basketball Game on February 23, 2019
Where: Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Iowa State Cyclones (19-6 Overall / 8-4 Conference)
The Cyclones netted a big win over the weekend, as they trounced on No. 18 Kansas State Wildcats on the road, 78-64. It was the Cyclones fifth win in six games, with the only other loss over that stretch coming at the hands of the Horned Frogs, who defeated Iowa State in Ames on Feb. 10, 92-83. Iowa State’s shooters were cracking in the Kansas State game. The team hit 14 three-pointers on 24 attempts. The Cyclones kept finding the open man, as evidenced by their 19 assist. Talen Horton-Tucker hit six triples and finished with 20 points , while Lindell Wigginton came off the bench and fired a game-high 23 points with four 3-pointers. Hopefully for Iowa State, its shooter will be just as accurate against TCU. In the first meeting with the Horned Frogs, the Cyclones only went 7-for-24 from distance (29.2%), with Wigginton and Horton-Tucker combining for just 14 points on an ugly 4-for-15 line from the field.
Iowa State, which is putting up 78.9 points per game, is 5-3 against the spread (ATS) in eight road games this season.
Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs (17-8 Overall / 5-7 Conference)
After the aforementioned win over Iowa State, the Horned Frogs nosedived and lost back-to-back games to the Kansas Jayhawks (82-77 OT) and to the Oklahoma Sooners (71-62). Both games were at home. The Horned Frogs will have a date with the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater this Wednesday before traveling back home to Fort Worth to face Iowa State. An unlikely player stepped up big time for TCU in the first meeting with Iowa State this season, as Kendric Davis, who is averaging just 6.8 points per game, came out of nowhere to drop 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting against the Cyclones. As a team, TCU made 53.2 percent of its shots and knocked down eight treys. Davis is clearly not going to have plenty of days with that kind of performance, so the likes of Desmond Bane (14. 9 PPG) and Kouat Noi (14.8 PPG) will have to keep it up. The two had 17 points apiece in the Iowa State game. Noi missed the date with Oklahoma State with an ankle issue, so stay tuned for updates on his availability for the rematch against the Cyclones.
TCU is 8-2 straight up (SU) and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 home games.
Iowa State wins, 76-73.
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