Iowa State vs. TCU - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (11-15) at Iowa State Cyclones (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Hilton Coliseum)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The TCU Horned Frogs and Iowa State Cyclones meet Saturday at the Hilton Coliseum.
The TCU Horned Frogs could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 66.2 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Malique Trent is averaging 10.9 points and three assists while Chauncey Collins is averaging 10.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Vladimir Brodziansky is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Parrish is dishing 1.3 assists. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Horned Frogs are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have lost six straight road games.
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The Iowa State Cyclones look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 82.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Georges Niang is averaging 19.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Monte Morris is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 assists. Abdel Nader is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Matt Thomas is dishing 1.5 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Cyclones are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have won 12 of their last 14 home games.
The Horned Frogs are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cyclones are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Horned Frogs are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
TCU has scored a combined 91 points in its last two games and is getting blown out left and right. Iowa State is better than most of the teams the Horned Frogs have been getting crushed by. So, while I'm not a big fan of big numbers, I have no choice here. Cyclones in a blowout.