TCU vs. Iowa State Total Pick
Will TCU and Iowa State struggle to score enough points on Saturday to push the combined score over the betting total?
Who: TCU (7-0) at Iowa State (5-2)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, October 28
Where: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 49 points after hitting the board at 53. Iowa State, meanwhile, is now a 6.5-point home underdog after TCU opened as a 7-point favorite at the majority of sportsbooks.
TCU: Redshirt senior quarterback Kenny Hill completed 19-of-26 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 43-0 win over Kansas. The Jayhawks made Hill's life a living you-know-what last season, but he vanquished those demons with a sensational performance on Saturday. The redshirt senior gunslinger has been very much a hot/cold quarterback this year, with three games of at least four touchdown passes and four with one or no scoring tosses. Mattering far more for the Horned Frogs in their playoff quest than Hill's touchdown work, the fact that the quarterback has thrown just three interceptions this season after being plagued by turnover issues a year ago. TCU will look to improve to 8-0 this weekend. As of this writing, 76% of public bettors are backing the Horned Frogs and laying the points on Saturday.
IOWA STATE: USA Today's Lindsay Schnell writes that Iowa State HC Matt Campbell is "about to be the hottest name on the coaching carousel." "The former Toledo coach went 3-9 in his first season at Iowa State, but the Cyclones dramatic improvement (this season) is turning heads across college football," Schnell writes. Campbell's Cyclones are on a three-game winning ride and have knocked off Oklahoma and Texas Tech in that space -- with both victories coming on the road. Iowa State currently sits at 5-2. They'll be aiming to knock off TCU next weekend.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 6-1 in the Horned Frogs' last seven conference games, is 7-2 in their last nine road games and is 11-4 in their last 15 games overall. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Cyclones' last five games overall and has cashed in four straight in their last four games following an ATS win.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: TCU/IOWA STATE UNDER 49