Nov 19, 2022; Waco, Texas, USA; TCU Horned Frogs QB Max Duggan (15) throws his hands at running back Kendre Miller (33) in the second quarter against the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
- Iowa State heads to TCU for the late-season Big 12 Showdown
- The Cyclones are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 meetings with TCU.
- Check out all the odds and our best bets for Saturday’s TCU vs. Iowa State clash below
The stakes couldn’t be higher. Win and the Horned Frogs are more than likely in the Big 12 Title Game and the College Football Playoff, lose—and what happens next is anyone’s guess. TCU has to come out of Saturday’s game with a victory over the Cyclones.
The TCU Horned Frogs enter this game after a complicated field goal game that won them a walk-to-the-gun game against Baylor last week. Griffin Kell rushed onto the field and scored 40 minutes to give the Horned Frogs the victory.
Meanwhile, Iowa State is coming off two straight losses, coming to Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
TCU vs. Iowa State kicks off from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, November 26. You can catch foxes in this game. Explore all the odds and best bets for this crucial Big 12 matchup below.
TCU vs. Iowa State
|TCU||-10||-400||Over 47.5 (-110)|
|Iowa State||+10||+305||Under 47.5 (-110).|
Odds on November 23rd at BetMGM.
TCU is a 10 point favorite to win this game. While the average for TCU vs. Iowa State now sits at 47.5. Currently, 68% of bets like the Horned Frogs to cover the spread.
TCU Betting Trends
Head coach Sonny Dykes aims to lead the team to the College Football Playoff in his first season at the helm. Frogs lead straight through the state of Iowa. Expect TCU to be active and ready for this one.
Unfortunately, key pieces of TCU’s offense were included and they could lose this contest entirely. Most notably, star receiver Quentin Johnston has been working in a limited capacity for weeks after suffering a high back sprain. Even more worrying, starting running back Keandre Miller was hit in the 4th quarter of the Baylor game and missed the last few plays. Both are expected to play now, but keep an eye out for any injury updates as the week rolls around.
Max Duggan: 15 TDs on 20+ yard throws this season
He leads all quarterbacks🐸 pic.twitter.com/AI8Bk2aLGj
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 17, 2022
At least Max Duggan and the Horned Frogs are struggling to find ways to win. Maestro moved his offense down to set up a game-winning field goal against Baylor, and he has been the backbone of this team all season long. Duggan threw for 26 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions on the year. QuaB may not be the most talented quarterback in college football, but Duggan brings all the intangibles needed to lead TCU to an undefeated season.
That being said, the Big 12 didn’t give up the Horned Frogs this year. Aside from a 55-24 blowout win at Oklahoma in Week 3, every team in the Big 12 managed to stay within ten points of the Wax Frogs at the final whistle. TCU may be 8-2-1 against the spread on the season, but this Cyclones defense is no joke.
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Iowa State Betting Trends
Iowa State has been disappointing in its road season.
The Cyclones suffered twenty-six losses and failed miserably on offense. Although Iowa State’s 3-3-5 defense ranks in the top ten in the nation in points per game, yards per game, yards per game, and third-down conversion percentage, the Cyclones are just 4-7 on the season. It’s almost unfathomable how much offense the Cyclones have put into this team.
Mcdonald’s Will 4 clips of Oklahoma State vs pic.twitter.com/oeVzIeYdqG
– Frankie Abbott (@FrankiesFilm) November 19, 2022
Sack specialist Will McDonald 4 in TCU’s offensive loss for Iowa State will have to have some chance in this one. After posting double-digit sacks in each of the past years, McDonald has only had 5 this year to slow down the offense in his power.
All that said, Iowa State averages just 18.6 points per game and 4.8 yards per game. Is it really enough to be offended by this high-octane Horned Frog?
TCU vs Iowa State predictions
Follow the trends with betting in this par-up conference. Make no mistake, this Iowa State defense is one of the top units in the country and will be well-drilled against TCU.
The Cyclones can’t stop Max Duggan and the Horned Frogs, but they can certainly slow them down. Additionally, the under has a hit in each of the Cyclone’s last 7 conference games. With Quentin Johnston and Keandre Miller in the cell, there’s no reason to believe they’ll change here.
Pick: TCU vs Iowa State UNDER 47.5 (-110)
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