Iowa State vs. TCU Pick
Should No. 24 TCU have any trouble at home when the Horned Frogs play host to Iowa State tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, TCU is the favorite at home in this game, as the Horned Frogs are getting odds of -10.5 points against Iowa State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 157 points. Tonight’s game will take place from the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Forth Worth, Texas. The contest will air live on ESPNU.
Iowa State ended a four-game losing streak this past weekend by picking up a 75-65 win over Baylor. Iowa State is 10-6 overall, 1-4 in the Big 12 and 5-8-1 against the spread. Iowa State is scoring 76 points per game while allowing 73.2 per contest. Lindell Washington is leading Iowa State with 16.5 points per game while Donovan Jackson is adding 16.1 points per contest.
TCU is on a three-game losing streak, including back-to-back losses in OT to Texas and Oklahoma. The Horned Frogs are now 13-4 overall, 1-4 in the Big 12 and 8-8 against the spread. TCU is averaging 88.2 points per game on offense this year while giving up 78.1 per contest. Kenrich Williams is leading TCU with 15.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while Vladimir Brodziansky adds 14.8 points and 4.6 boards per game.
Iowa State has won nine of its last 10 meetings with TCU, covering the spread in five of the last seven meetings as well. Regardless of the opponent, TCU has been in close games in Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs lone conference win was in OT at Baylor. Iowa State has a pair of OT losses as well in conference play and lost by just five at Kansas. I think this game will be another close one for both teams. I will gladly take the 10.5 points. The public betting is strong with Iowa State tonight as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: IOWA STATE +10.5