TCU vs. Iowa State Prediction
Will Iowa State be TCU's latest upset victim when the two teams clash at 7:00PM ET in the semi-finals of the Big 12 tournament?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cyclones are now 4-point favorites versus the Horned Frogs after opening as 3-point favorites.
One night after routing Oklahoma 82-63 as a 1.5-point favorite, TCU pulled off the upset of the day on Thursday by beating Kansas 85-82 as an 8-point underdog. The Horned Frogs entered the Big 12 tournament on a seven-game losing streak but has won back-to-back games to put itself in the mix to play for a conference title.
The Cyclones reached the semi-finals tonight with a convincing 92-83 win over Oklahoma State as a 1.5-point underdog on Thursday. They've now won eight of their last 10 games and are 7-3 against the spread during that same stretch.
OUR PREDICTION: The Horned Frogs have now covered in nine of their last 10 neutral site games and are 10-4 against the number in their last 14 games coming off a straight up win. The Cyclones, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. TCU is hot and it has something to play for with an automatic bid to the tournament on the line. Might as well ride the hot hand.
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: TCU HORNED FROGS +4