TCU vs. Iowa State Prediction & Odds
Number twenty-two TCU heads to Ames to face #19 Iowa State at 9:00 PM ET Wednesday night on ESPNU. Can the Horned Frogs cover the 4.5-point spread as road underdogs?
TCU is 17-8 on the year with their best wins coming over Baylor and Kansas. Their worst losses came against Northwestern State and Mississippi State. The Horned Frogs are 13-11-1 against the spread this season.
Iowa State is 16-8 this season with their best wins coming over Texas and Kansas. Their worst losses came against Texas Tech and West Virginia. The Cyclones are 13-11 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
723 TCU Horned Frogs (+4.5) vs. 724 Iowa State Cyclones (-4.5); O/U 134
9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 15, 2023
James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
TCU vs. Iowa State Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Cyclones in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 74% of public bets are on Iowa State -4.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
TCU Game Notes
TCU will be without their star player and leading scorer for Wednesday’s clash with Iowa State. Horned Frogs guard Mike Miles Jr. injured his knee on January 28th against Mississippi State and he’s listed as out indefinitely. Miles was averaging 18.1 points per game while shooting 53.2% from the field for the Horned Frogs this year.
If that wasn’t bad enough, TCU center Eddie Lampkin Jr. is questionable for Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury. Lampkin is averaging 7.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 22.4 minutes per contest for the Horned Frogs this season.
Iowa State Game Notes
Iowa State’s leading scorer is guard Jaren Holmes. The Romulus, Michigan, native is averaging 13.5 points per game while converting 38.4% of his three-point tries on the season. Holmes is also posting 3.5 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, and 1.2 steals per game for the Cyclones.
Cyclones senior forward Aljaz Kunc missed more than a month earlier this season with a broken finger, but he’ll suit up for his fourth game back on Wednesday. Kunc is Iowa State’s leading rebounder with 5.1 per game and he’s shooting a decent 34% from beyond the arc this season.
TCU vs. Iowa State CBB Betting Trends
TCU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
TCU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
TCU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning straight-up record.
The over is 7-3 in TCU’s last 10 road games.
TCU vs. Iowa State CBB Prediction:
Iowa State is a completely different team at home than they are on the road. The Cyclones are 12-1 straight up at home this season and have home wins over St. John’s, Baylor, Texas, Kansas State, and Kansas. The Cyclones are ninth in the nation with a scoring margin of +19.6 points in home games. When you combine Iowa State’s homecourt advantage with the fact that TCU will be missing its leading scorer in Mike Miles and might be missing their leading rebounder in Eddie Lampkin, those factors tilt the odds in Iowa State’s favor. I’ll lay the points with the Cyclones in Ames on Wednesday.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: IOWA STATE CYCLONES -4.5