Free Week 3 Prediction: Cyclones vs Horned Frogs Odds
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Iowa State Cyclones (0-2) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 12:00 PM/ET
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: -22
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Iowa State is coming off another embarrassing loss this time to in-state rival Iowa where they managed to lose by 39 points. The TCU Horned Frogs lost a tough one at home to the Arkansas Razorbacks in double overtime.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones will struggle to win a game this year. They should have beaten the Northern Iowa Panthers, but they managed to lose that game.
They have the San Jose Spartans at home and they go on the road to Kansas to face the Jayhawks on November 12th. Those are the only games left on the schedule where they have a decent enough chance to win.
So, keep the Iowa State Cyclones in mind. They are on no wins alert for the 2016 season.
Nothing much more to say about the Cyclones. Sophomore halfback Joe Warren is a decently talented back, but he has struggled to get anything going. If your a Cyclone fan you’re hoping he does what he did last year.
Warren struggled against both Northern Iowa and Iowa, but he was able to rip off three straight 100 yard games including a 245 yard effort versus Texas Tech as he went on his way to rushing for 1,339.
All in all, Iowa State is a horrible team. They are one of the worst teams in the FBS and they aren’t going to score many points and they will give up quite a bit against a mad Horned Frogs team.
Spoiler alter: TCU is covering this game. Big.
TCU Horned Frogs
When knew it was going to be a bit of a struggle for the TCU Horned Frogs. They had lost so much talent over the past couple of years that they were going to regress this year.
Kenny Hill has struggled to replace Trevone Boykin as he has thrown for three touchdowns to go along with three interceptions.
Kyle Hicks has done a decently enough job in replacing Aaron Green as he has scored four rushing touchdowns, but he only has 108 yards rushing.
What has to drive head coach Gary Patterson crazy is the fact that his defense has given up 41 points each in the first two games.
The Horned Frogs are giving up points and are getting gashed to the tune 864 yards in the first two games. That’s 6.31 yards per play.
For comparisons sake, last year’s TCU gave up 5.16 yards per play in 2014 4.66 yards per play and in 2013 and 2012 less than 5 yards per play, as well.
And that’s with playing the the likes of Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and the rest of their in conference rivals. This defense has yet to do that.
One last note, in six of the last eight years the TCU Horned Frogs have been on the right side of the turnover margin. Last year they were break even after being +18 in 2014. This year, they have started off -3.
Gary Patterson is a defensive coach that takes pride in his defense and giving up 82 points in the first two games of the season has got to drive him up the wall.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see TCU pitch a shut out in this game against Iowa State.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- TCU is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 home games
- TCU is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home vs Iowa State
- Iowa State is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
- Iowa State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 road games
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction:
As I said atop, TCU is covering this game big. Vegas missed this one by a mile and you’d better jump on this line because right now this is free money.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: TCU -22
Not much more to say here. TCU is mad, Iowa State stinks, and this line is way off. TCU is the pick.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: TCU 42 – Iowa State 10
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