TCU vs. Iowa State - 12/6/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (2-9) at TCU Horned Frogs (10-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Amon Carter Stadium)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -32 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa State Cyclones and TCU Horned Frogs play Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
The Iowa State Cyclones hope to play spoiler with a five-game losing streak. Sam B. Richardson is completing 57.9 percent of his passes for 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Richardson has four touchdowns and two picks in his last two games and Iowa State has 20 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Allen Lazard and D'Vario Montgomery have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jarvis West has 13 receptions in his last two games. Iowa State’s ground game is averaging 3.8 yards per carry, as Aaron Wimberly leads the way with 569 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, the Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 37.4 points, 511.4 yards, and they’ve forced 14 sacks and 14 turnovers. T.J. Mutcherson leads Iowa State with 76 tackles and Cory Morrissey has 7.5 tackles for loss.
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The TCU Horned Frogs have won six straight and remain in the playoff convo. Trevone Boykin is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Boykin has four total touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and TCU has 34 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee have combined for more than 1,400 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while David Porter has a touchdown in two of his last three games. TCU’s ground game is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, as Aaron Green leads the way with 750 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, the TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 21.9 points, 370.7 yards, and they’ve forced 32 sacks and 34 turnovers. Paul Dawson leads TCU with 115 tackles and James McFarland has six sacks.
The Cyclones are 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
I know TCU is playing for style points here, but this is a ton of points to be leaving on the table. Iowa State has scored a combined 55 points in its last two games and does have a top 50 passing offense. There's no way I'm eating all that chalk against a team that can score some points.