Horned Frogs vs. Cyclones Prediction
The 17th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones are double-digit favorites at home today versus the TCU Horned Frogs. Will Texas Christian prove that the spread is too big and stay within the number in this spot?
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Hilton Coliseum at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 145 points. As of Saturday morning, 54 percent of public bets are siding with host Iowa State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Horned Frogs win on last-second shot
Texas Christian downed visiting Oklahoma State Wednesday night on a game-winning shot with one second remaining by J.D. Miller. The Horned Frogs led 39-28 at halftime before barely notching the win in the end. Texas Christian shot 23-of-58 from the floor, 11-of-30 from 3-point distance and 13-of-17 at the free throw line. Desmond Bane paced TCU with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 6-of-9 from 3-point range plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also pulled down three rebounds. Kouat Noi accounted for 12 points and seven boards. Miller tallied 11 points, nine caroms and two steals. Alex Robinson added 10 points, 11 dimes and four rebounds.
Cyclones win fourth straight
Iowa State recorded a 75-74 victory Monday night at Oklahoma to improve to 18-5 on the season and 7-3 in the Big 12. Lindell Wigginton paced the Cyclones with 18 points off the bench on 5-of-13 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also grabbed four rebounds. Marial Shayok tallied 16 points, eight boards and five assists. Talen Horton-Tucker contributed 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Tyrese Haliburton accounted for 11 points and two rebounds. Michael Jacobsen added 10 points and eight rebounds. The Cyclones outscored the hosts 40-38 in the second half to battle back. Iowa State shot 28-of-63 from the floor, 10-of-30 from 3-point range and 9-of-13 from 3-point range in the winning effort.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Texas Christian is 1-4 ATS in its last five Big 12 games.
Iowa State is solid on both ends of the floor, but Texas Christian seems to match up fairly well and is in need of a big win. I'm certainly not saying the Horned Frogs will get it here, but I expect this game to remain competitive. I think the spread is a bit too wide and am putting my faith in TCU here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS +10.5