TCU Horned Frogs (15-6 Overall / 3-5 Conference) at Iowa State Cyclones (18-5 Overall / 7-3 Conference)
NCAA Basketball: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 2 PM (Hilton Coliseum)
Line and Odds: Iowa State Cyclones -10.5 Over/Under 145
Free NCAA BB Pick Iowa State Cyclones vs TCU Horned Frogs
Expert Scouting Report: TCU Horned Frogs
The TCU Horned Frogs have skidded recently in the always tough Big 12 conference. After getting wallopped Jan. 28, 84-65 by the No. 16, Texas Tech Red Raiders. TCU got a similar result at the hands of the Baylor Bears in Waco this previous saturday, 90-64. TCU has had obvious flaws recently that have been exposed by opponents consistent balanced offensive attacks. Their defense continues to be a huge contributor to the bad side of their losing effort. The Horned Frogs’ defense is not impressive or formidable, both of their previous two opponents in the Bears and Raiders shot about 55% from the field. Teams are having incredible success from the field against them. TCU needs to do better on the defensive end, it is clear that to win an average defensive effort is needed. The Horned Frogs are allowing over 68 points per game and show no signs of stopping.
The leaders in Points, Rebounds and Assists for the Horned Frogs are Desmond Bane (15.0 ppg), Kevin Samuel (7.3 rpg), and Alex Robinson (7.5 ap). TCU shoots 46.6% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc.
Expert Scouting Report: Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones have been red hot of late. They have now beaten four opponents in a row, starting with a 75-74 win over Oklahoma in Norman on Monday. The Cyclones used their usual well-crafted attack to overcome the Sooners. The Sooners are powered by a multi-headed offensive attack. Their defense has been extremely effective and currently ranks second in the conference. The Cyclones score an incredible 79 points per game and continue to score at a highly efficient rate.
The leaders in Points, Rebounds and Assists are Marial Shayok (19.1 ppg), Michael Jacobson (6.1 rpg), and Tyrese Haliburton (4.1 apg). Iowa State shoots 48.2% from the field and 36% beyond the arc.
Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends
Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Iowa State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing TCU
Iowa State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
TCU Horned Frogs
TCU is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
TCU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
TCU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
Free NCAA BB Pick TCU Horned Frogs vs Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State is a scary opponent for TCU especially because their defense has been such a weakness. The Big 12 is always competitive however and TCU has a decent offensive attack alongside their weak defensive one. This game will be a close one. Take TCU on the spread.
Expert Pick: TCU -10.5