Check out our free Cyclones vs Horned Frogs pick and preview for NCAAF week 13 game in Fort Worth. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.

Cyclones vs Horned Frogs Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds

Kickoff for this matchup between the Iowa State Cyclones and TCU Horned Frogs is set for 4:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Fort Worth, TX at Amon G. Carter Stadium with Fox carrying television coverage. The -10 head into this Big 12 matchup as the 10 point favorite to come away with the win. The over-under point total is currently set at 47.5.

Cyclones vs Horned Frogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Iowa State Cyclones at TCU Horned Frogs
  • Where: Fort Worth at Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, November 26th
  • Betting Odds:
  • TCU -10, IOWAST +288 | TCU -379 O/U 47.5

Cyclones Preview:

As the Cyclones travel to take on the TCU Horned Frogs, they have an overall record of 4-7. This includes going 1-7 in Big 12 action.

In their previous game, the Cyclones fell to Texas Tech at home by a score of 14-10. Iowa State also picked up an ATS loss, as they were 3.5 point favorites entering the game. With their 24 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 47.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 246 yards, with 105 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 17th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Iowa State is ranked 18th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 141 yards through the air.

Coming into this week’s game, the Iowa State offense is averaging 20.73. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a TCU defense ranked 71st in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Iowa State can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 103.36 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a TCU defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Cyclones are the 43rd ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 270.0. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 40.09 times per contest, placing them 16th in the NCAA.

Horned Frogs Preview:

As the Horned Frogs travel to take on the Iowa State Cyclones, they have an overall record of 11-0. This includes going 8-0 in Big 12 action.

In their last game, TCU defeated Baylor 29-28, despite being the 2.0 point underdogs. With their 57 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 57.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 501 yards, with 232 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 83rd in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, TCU is ranked 135th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 269 yards through the air.

Something will have to give in this week’s matchup, as TCU is one of the more dangerous offenses in college football, ranking well in both passing and rushing explosive plays. But, Iowa State will provide a strong test, as they are ranked 23rd in defensive PPA. So far, the Horned Frogs are averaging 39.45 points per game. One matchup to watch in this game, is if TCU can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 204.64 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Iowa State defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Horned Frogs are the 35th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 277.45. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 30.55 times per contest, placing them 121st in the NCAA.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Cyclones have an ATS record of 4-6-0. Their current over-under record sits at 2-8-0. Across the Cyclones last 5 road games, the team averaged 15.4 points per game while allowing 18.6. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3-0, while going 1-4-0 straight-up.

In terms of betting, the Horned Frogs have an ATS record of 7-2-1. Their current over-under record sits at 5-5-0. Across their last 5 home contests, TCU has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1-0. Their overall mark in these games was 5-0-0, while averaging 45.8 points per game.

Cyclones vs Horned Frogs Pick

Free Spread Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs -10

Free Total Prediction: Over 47.5

 


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