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TCU vs. Iowa State - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Iowa State at TCU
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, Texas
The Line
The Line: TCU +3 -- Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Iowa State at TCU
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The Iowa State Cyclones and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.

The Iowa State Cyclones look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 78.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Marial Shayok is averaging 19.1 points and two assists while Lindell Wigginton is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Talen Horton-Tucker is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Jacobson is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa State Cyclones are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Iowa State Cyclones have won four of their last five road games.

The TCU Horned Frogs need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 75.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 15 points and 2.6 assists while Kouat Noi is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Alex Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Fisher is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have won six of their last eight home games.

The Cyclones are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big 12, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cyclones are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Horned Frogs last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Cyclones last 4 overall.

The TCU Horned Frogs are better than their record indicates, and while they've piled up the losses lately, they've been on the wrong side of some close games and are winning at home by an average of 8.4 points. TCU also beat Iowa State a few weeks ago on the road by nine points. With that said, the Iowa State Cyclones are the much better and more consistent team, and I'm sure they haven't forgot about the previous meeting. Iowa State shoots a high percentage regardless of where it plays, and its covered four of its last five road games. I'll lay the bucket with the Cyclones.

Pick:
Iowa State -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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