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TCU vs. Iowa State, 10/5/19 College Football Week 6 Predictions & Preview

Will points be hard to come by when Iowa State plays host to TCU later today at Noon ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

373 TCU vs. 374 Iowa State

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Noon ET – Jack Trice Stadium


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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa State is favored at home, as the Cyclones are getting odds of -3.5 points against TCU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 42 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Iowa State as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Cyclones fall again

Iowa State is coming off a 23-21 loss at Baylor last weekend. The Cyclones have lost two games this year by three points and their last three losses as a program have been by two points or less. This year, Iowa State is 2-2 overall, 0-1 in the Big 12, 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.

The Cyclones are putting up 34.8 points and 500 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is giving up 21.8 points and 352.8 yards per outing. Brock Purdy has been a 1-man offense for the most part, throwing for 1,331 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 101 yards and three scores. Kene Nwangwu is the leading rusher on the team with just 119 yards. He is dealing with a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play today. Tarique Milton is the leading receiver for ISU with 16 catches for 344 yards and two touchdowns. O’Rien Vance is leading the defense with 26 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

TCU bounces back

After losing to SMU at home two weeks ago, TCU bounced back last weekend with a 51-14 win over Kansas at home. The Horned Frogs are 3-1 on the season, 1-0 in the Big 12, 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.

TCU is putting up strong numbers on both sides of the ball. The defense is giving up just 18.8 points and 246 yards per game this year while the offense is averaging 40.5 points and 488.5 yards per game. Max Duggan has taken over under center and has thrown or 523 yards with seven touchdowns this year. Darius Anderson is leading the team on the ground with 483 yards and five scores. Five different TCU receivers have over 100 yards this year. None are over 132 yards. Garret Wallow is leading the TCU defense with 48 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

College Football Betting Trends

Iowa State

The Cyclones are 5-0-1 with the under in their last six against a winning team and 4-1 with the under in their last five conference games.


TCU is 8-2 with the under in its last 10 games in October and 16-5 with the under in their last 21 road games.


Low-scoring battles has been the story in this series, as they have hit the under in five of their last six meetings. Their last two encounters have seen just 52 points scored combined. Defense will be the name of the game today as well. Both teams rely on defense to win and both can play it pretty well. While the offenses have had flashes of scoring outbursts, don’t look for that today. TCU can’t run effectively on the road against Iowa State, so that takes away a big part of their offense. The Cyclones won’t be able to pass against this TCU secondary and pass rush.

College Football Week 6 Prediction: TCU/Iowa State Under 42

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