Iowa State vs. TCU Odds
TCU is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in the Big 12 and 2-0 at home. Iowa State is 3-1 overall, 0-1 in the Big 12 and 1-0 on the road. Both the Cyclones and the Horned Frogs are 2-2 against the spread. TCU has won and covered the spread in its three meetings with Iowa State.
Trends show that Iowa State is 4-0 against the spread in its last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. TCU is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 conference games. The Horned Frogs have hit the over in 7 of their last 10 homes games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv TCU is the favorite at home in this game, as the Horned Frogs have odds of -11.5 points against Iowa State. The over/under total has been set at 44.5 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had TCU favored by 12 points. The spread dipped as low as 10.5 points before settling in at TCU -11.5.
TCU is off to a 4-0 start following a 24-16 win at SMU last week. The Horned Frogs are one of the top defenses in the country, as they are second in the nation in scoring, allowing just 7.3 points per game. The offense has been steady as well, averaging 31.8 points per contest. The team has been led by quarterback Casey Pachall, who has thrown for 948 yards and 10 TDs this season.
Iowa State is coming off its first loss of the season, 24-13, to Texas Tech last week. The Cyclones have also been strong this year on defense, giving up an average of just 14 points per game. However, Iowa State is not having much success on offense, averaging just 24.3 points per game. Quarterback Steele Jantz has thrown for 804 yards and 7 TDs to lead the team.
In terms of Injuries, Iowa State offensive lineman Shaban Dika is out with an undisclosed injury. TCU running back Waymon James is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury while Matthew Tucker is probable with an ankle injury.