Free Week 9 Prediction: Horned Frogs vs Cyclones Odds
Looking for TCU Horned Frogs vs. Iowa State Cyclones free picks? Week 9 betting sees the Horned Frogs taking on the Cyclones Saturday October 28th at Jake Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this TCU Iowa State free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(7-0) TCU Horned Frogs vs. Iowa State Cyclones (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Jake Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: TCU -7
NCAA Betting Total: 48.5
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The undefeated and fourth ranked TCU Horned Frogs face the Iowa State Cyclones in a battle of two top 25 ranked teams. This should be the most entertaining Big 12 game of the weekend.
TCU and Iowa State got together last season. The Horned Frogs were able to get the win 41-20. This season expect the outcome to be a bit different. Both teams will be ready to play in this matchup.
TCU Horned Frogs
The Horned Frogs are riding high, and should be. Currently sitting at 7-0 overall and 4-0 in BIG 12 Conference play, TCU is in the fourth and final playoff spot if the season were to end today.
Last week’s home blowout against Kansas 43-0 put the Horned Frogs into the fourth spot for the College Football Playoff. The offense was solid last week in the blowout win. TCU had 475 yards of total offense against the Jayhawks.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Horned Frogs have one of the better units in the country. TCU is allowing a 291 yards per game this season. In last weeks win, the defense allowed 21 total yards.
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State is looking like the team to beat this year in the Big 12. Since starting quarterback Jacob Park left the team with personal issues, the Cyclones have won three in a row, with two wins coming against top 25 opponents.
Now the Cyclones are ranked 25th in the country. Most recently Iowa State destroyed the then 24th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders at home, 31-13. The Cyclones generated 400 yards in the win.
The Cyclones defense stood up the the challenge last week against the usually high powered Red Raiders passing attack. Iowa State held Texas Tech to 336 yards of offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 10-2 in TCU last 12 games as a favorite.
- TCU are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games on grass
- ISU are 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- ISU are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games on grass.
- ISU are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
This week, the Horned Frogs will have their hands full against the Cyclones in Ames. The Cyclones fans should have the Stadium rocking for this matchup. There is a lot riding on this matchup.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowas State +7.
The Horned Frogs are playing with the pressures of having to win out the rest of the season. Led by veteran quarterback Kenny Hill, the Horned Frogs are averaging 466 yards per game.
Iowa State should have all the confidence in the world coming into this game. With wins against Oklahoma and Texas Tech, Iowa State is getting a lot of points at home. Take the Cyclones to cover.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: TCU 24 – Iowa State 27
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