Cyclones vs. Horned Frogs Prediction
The 19th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones have lost two of their last three games, including one to today's opponent in the Texas Christian Horned Frogs. Will host TCU send Iowa State to another loss this afternoon?
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Ed and Rae Schollmaeier Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cyclones are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 148.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 74 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Iowa State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cyclones fall short versus Bears
Iowa State suffered a 73-69 home loss Tuesday night against Baylor to drop to 19-7 overall and 8-5 in the Big 12 Conference. The Cyclones trailed 38-34 at halftime and were unable to recover. Iowa State shot 26-of-60 from the field, 8-of-23 from 3-point range and 9-of-11 from the free throw line. Marial Shayok paced ISU with 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also registered three rebounds and two assists. Lindell Wigginton added 10 points and two assists off the bench.
Horned Frogs struggle at Cowboys
Texas Christian lost by a count of 68-61 Monday night at Oklahoma State to fall to 17-9 overall and 5-8 in conference action. The Horned Frogs trailed 39-30 at halftime and were unable to mount a comeback. Texas Christian shot 23-of-53 from the floor, 5-of-18 on 3-point attempts and 10-of-11 at the free throw line. Desmond Bane paced TCU with 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point distance. Alex Robinson accounted for 19 points plus five assists and four rebounds. JD Miller added 11 points, six caroms and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cyclones are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. Iowa State is 1-4 ATS in its last five Big 12 games.
The Horned Frogs are 1-6 ATS in their last seven Big 12 games. Texas Christian is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 home games.
Texas Christian has dropped three in a row, but has shown it has the ability to beat anyone in the conference when at its best including Iowa State. Being at home should help the Horned Frogs as the home crowd could be the deciding factor in what is bound to be a tightly contested game. The Cyclones are not as good on the defensive end as on offense and it will likely hurt here as TCU has the comfortability factor of shooting in its own arena.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120