The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-1 against the Iowa State Cyclones, since becoming Big 12 rivals. TCU has claimed victory over the past four games in a row. However, Iowa State is 3-2 against the spread (ATS) over that same run, one that included an upset, and the other two covering twice as the underdog. This is will be a hard Week 9 game to predict, but will have college football bettors chomping at the bit. Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones Week 9 College Football Game on Oct 28 2017
Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
When: Saturday, October 28 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Line: TCU Horned Frogs (-6.5) vs Iowa State Cyclones (+6.5) – view all NCAA Football lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs 7-0 (-6.5)
The Horned Frogs are riding high, and should be. Currently sitting at 7-0 overall and 4-0 in BIG 12 Conference play, TCU is in the fourth and final playoff spot if the season were to end today. Last week’s home blowout against Kansas 43-0 put the Horned Frogs into the fourth spot for the College Football Playoff. The offense was solid last week in the blowout win. TCU had 475 yards of total offense against the Jayhawks.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Horned Frogs have one of the better units in the country. TCU is allowing a 291 yards per game this season. In last weeks win, the defense allowed 21 total yards.
TCU has been very good on offense this year as they come into this game ranked 25th in the nation in total offense (467.9 ypg), 35th in passing (268.0 ypg), 34th in rushing (199.9 ypg) and 10th in scoring at 41.6 ppg. On defense, they have been very strong as they come in ranked 13th in total yards allowed (292.6 ypg), 56th against the pass (210.6 ypg) and 3rd vs the run (82.0 ypg), while allowing just 14.9 ppg, which is 9th in the nation.
Betting on the Iowa State Cyclones 5-2 (+6.5)
Iowa State is looking like the team to beat this year in the Big 12. Since starting quarterback Jacob Park left the team with personal issues, the Cyclones have won three in a row, with two wins coming against top 25 opponents. Now the Cyclones are ranked 25th in the country. Most recently Iowa State destroyed the then 24th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders at home, 31-13. The Cyclones generated 400 yards in the win.
The Cyclones defense stood up the the challenge last week against the usually high powered Red Raiders passing attack. Iowa State held Texas Tech to 336 yards of offense.
The Cyclones enter this contest ranked 62nd in the nation in total offense (402.0 ypg), 30th in passing (279.0 ypg), 110th in rushing (123.0 ypg) and 32nd in scoring at 35.0 ppg. On defense, they have been very solid as they come in ranked 36th in total yards allowed (353.3 ypg), 83rd against the pass (232.9 ypg) and 23rd vs the run (120.4 ypg), while allowing 20.4 ppg, which is 33rd in the nation.
Iowa State should have all the confidence in the world coming into this game. With wins against Oklahoma and Texas Tech, Iowa State is getting a lot of points at home. Take the Cyclones to cover. Pick: Iowa State (+6.5)
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