Iowa State vs. TCU – NCAAF Pick ATS – 11-26

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Iowa State Cyclones (47) at #4 TCU Horned Frogs (11-0)

TCU is fourth in the CFP rankings and they almost slipped up last week and look to stay unbeaten hosting Iowa State, who only has one Big 12 win. TCU is a 9.5-point home favorite in this game with a total of 47.5.

The betting public has, actually, favored Iowa State in this game, as they opened as a 10-point underdog and as of Thursday are a 9.5-point dog.

On the season Iowa State is 4-6-1 ATS with an O/U record of 2-9 and TCU is 8-2-1 ATS with an O/U record of 6-5.

Iowa State has won four of their last five games facing TCU including winning the last three meetings. Last season at home the Cyclones laid a 48-14 beat down on the Horned Frogs.

End the Season on a High Note

Iowa State looks to end their disappointing season on a high note and after winning their first three games of the season they are 1-7 since. They have lost two in a row since winning their lone Big 12 game against a West Virginia team that only has two conference wins.

While ISU has a solid defense, giving up an average of 16.5 ppg, they only rank 110th in the nation averaging 20.7 ppg. The aerial attack ranks tied for 29th in the nation while their run game only ranks 118thin rushing yards per game.

Hunter Dekkers (2,938 yards 18 TD 13 INT) leads the Cyclones and in the last game passed for 294 yards with a TD and no INT while he had three picks the previous game. WR Xavier Hutchinson (1,160 yards 6 TD) has more than twice as many receiving yards as the next leading target and he has over 100 receiving yards in six of the last seven games including the last three.

Iowa State will be facing a TCU defense that is giving up an average of 25.5 ppg and ranks 61st in the nation against the run and only 94th against the pass.

Narrow Escape

In their last game TCU was on the road and beat a 6-win Baylor team 29-28 where they kicked a last second field goal. It looked as if the game was over after failing to score but the Horned Frog’s D made a great 3-and-out stop to give their offense a chance.

TCU ranks eighth in the nation averaging 39.5 ppg and they have balance ranking 19th in rushing yards per game and 25th in passing yards per game.

Max Duggan (2,858 26 TD 3 INT) passed for 327 yards with a TD and an INT in the last game and had two completions and a 12-yard QB draw to give the team a first down and get them into field goal position.

The Horned Frogs have a solid WR corps but lead WR Quentin Johnston (764 yards 5 TD) was injured in the last game and is listed as questionable to face Iowa State. Star RB Kendre Miller (1,188 yards 14 TD) is also listed as questionable after leaving the last game with an injury. He only had 48 rushing yards before leaving the last game and in his previous five game he rushed for over 100 yards in every one averaging 136.4 yards per game.

Banged up TCU will be up against an Iowa State D that ranks sixth in the nation against the pass and ninth against the run.

Betting Trends

Iowa State is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall, 2-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Under record of 7-0 in their last 7 Big 12 games.

TCU is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, and in their last 5 home games the total has gone Under four times.

Iowa State has covered the spread in five of their last six games against TCU.

Here are 3 score predictions from our model using 3 different time frame parameters.

Iowa State                47.5          17           
T.C.U.                   -10.0          23 full season data
  
Iowa State                47.5          10           
T.C.U.                   -10.0          19 last 4 games data
  
Iowa State                47.5          14           
T.C.U.                   -10.0          23 last 7 games data