Against The Spread Pick
The Horned Frogs have been bad on offense. They have played even worse away from home, averaging 56.1 points per game and will have a hard time against a tough Cyclones defense, who hold opponents to 68.2 points per game at home. The Cyclones have played well offensively, averaging 73.1 points per game. The Horned Frogs defense is their strength, however they have struggled defensively on the road, giving up 73.2 points per game. TCU has a lot of trouble defending the perimeter as well. The Horned Frogs are also careless with the ball, averaging 15.6 turnovers per game on the road, which will give the Cyclones even more scoring opportunities. With the Cyclones winning 10 of the last 16 games between the two teams, Iowa State is the best bet.
Over Under Pick
The Horned Frogs are struggling offensively on the road, on top of being just one of the worst offenses in the NCAA. Iowa State is also struggling on offense as of late, and even though the recent matchups were high-scoring, and I don’t think that’s going to be the case on Tuesday. I like the under. TCU relies heavily on defense and Iowa State hasn’t been blowing the doors off lately so I see this one staying tight despite the Horned Frogs inability to score. Neither team is efficient offensively and that’s why I expect this to be a low-scoring one. Back the under with confidence.