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Iowa St. vs TCU Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

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Can Cyclones Cool Frogs?

There’s a big difference in the quality of TCU and Iowa St., though not when looking at the sportsbook odds.

TCU, despite being 11-0 and looking to be a College Football Playoff contender, is “only” favored by 10 points against 4-7 Iowa St., which is somewhat surprising.

Quarterback Max Duggan #15 of the TCU Horned Frogs looks for an open receiver against the Baylor Bears
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Bettors may find themselves locking in a value line for Saturday’s Big 12 contest.

Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports and college football lines for Iowa St. vs TCU. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.

It’s Not Cyclone Season

A dismal season in Ames, where the Iowa St. Cyclones are just 4-7, 1-7 in the Big 12.

ISU did beat West Virginia three weeks ago, then lost to both Oklahoma St. and Texas Tech.

The Cyclones are 4-6-1 against the spread (ATS). Bettors haven’t had an enjoyable time with them, and that’s why we’re surprised by Las Vegas lines. We’d have put the Cyclones at least two-touchdown underdogs, so the +10 seems a bit light.

Visiting one of the best teams in the country, and although they won the last game against TCU, this is a completely different situation. TCU has improved exponentially, while Iowa St. has regressed substantially. A terrible spot to back Iowa St., so tread cautiously if you fancy a Cyclone tearing through Texas.

Hopping on Horned Frogs

Despite failing to cover the spread when beating Baylor, 29-28, last week (last-second field goals as -1½ favorites), bettors have loved investing in TCU.

It is 8-2-1 ATS, one of the best records in all of college football. The Horned Frogs have been printing money to their backers. We don’t think it’s going to slow down anytime soon.

Against the Bears, they had every right to succumb last Saturday, so against a rather poor Iowa St. outfit, this may turn into a walk in the park.

“The great thing about that last drive, we were throwing all of our day one concepts,” quarterback Max Duggan said. “We were throwing easy stuff that we practice and we can do with our eyes closed, and stuff that you believe in. … So just going out there, being confident, believing it was going to happen, and Griff makes a huge kick for us.”

NCAAF odds have a generous line and it’s hard to ignore.

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Iowa St. vs TCU Head-to-Head

Iowa St. has won the last three, including a 48-14 decision last season.

It has also covered in seven of the last 10, but when TCU is favored by double digits, it’s a 2-2 split.

Iowa St. vs TCU Game Information

  • Game: Iowa St. (4-7, 1-7 in Big 12) vs TCU (11-0. 8-0)
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26th, 4:00 pm ET
  • Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
  • Iowa St. vs TCU Live Stream: ESPN

Iowa St. vs TCU Betting Lines

Iowa St. vs TCU Picks & Prediction

We are confident TCU covers the spread, and we think the Horned Frogs could even toss a big number against Iowa St.

TCU may well win by 20 points, so we advise giving the 10.

Iowa St. is listed at +290 in our Vegas NCAAF lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Horned Frogs, you have a chance to win $290. TCU is -370, offering a chance to win $27 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Horned Frogs a 25.64% chance to win, with the Cyclones at 78.72%.

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