TCU vs Iowa State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 7, 2023

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A pair of streaking squads meet when the TCU Horned Frogs (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) host the Iowa State Cyclones (11-2, 2-0 Big 12) on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET. The Horned Frogs are putting their 11-game winning streak on the line versus the Cyclones, winners of four in a row.

The Horned Frogs are currently 5.5-point favorites over the Cyclones. The over/under for the game is set at 132.5.

TCU vs. Iowa State Odds

Point Spread for TCU vs. Iowa State

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing TCU as the favorite.

TCU vs. Iowa State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, TCU has -239 odds to pick up the win, while Iowa State is listed at +194 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arena: Schollmaier Arena

TCU vs. Iowa State Betting Trends

TCU has eight wins against the spread in 14 games this season. The Horned Frogs have won in eight of the nine contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. TCU’s games this year have gone over the point total eight times in 13 opportunities (61.5%).

Iowa State has eight wins against the spread in 13 games this season. The Cyclones have won four of the six games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (66.7%). Iowa State’s games this season have hit the over on three of 13 set point totals (23.1%).

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TCU vs. Iowa State Key Players to Watch


Mike Miles puts up 19.9 points and 3.3 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 3 rebounds, shooting 52.9% from the floor and 31.9% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Emanuel Miller is averaging 14.1 points, 2 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. Eddie Lampkin Jr. is tops on the Horned Frogs at 7.5 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 1.4 assists and 7.6 points. Charles O’Bannon Jr. is averaging 8.5 points, 1.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest.

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes is the Cyclones’ top scorer (13.2 points per game), and he contributes 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Tamin Lipsey is the Cyclones’ top assist man (4.6 per game), and he delivers 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Caleb Grill gives the Cyclones 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. He also averages 1.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Cyclones get 10.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game from Gabe Kalscheur.

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What you need to know about the TCU Horned Frogs

TCU put together a 12-7-1 record against the spread in conference play last season. The Horned Frogs rank 52nd in the country with 78.8 points per game so far this year. At the other end, they rank 44th with 63.1 points allowed per contest. With 36.1 rebounds per game, TCU ranks 39th in college basketball. It allows 31.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 232nd in college basketball.

TCU has been coming up short in terms of threes this year, ranking 23rd-worst in the country in three-pointers made per game (5.4) and 17th-worst in three-point percentage (28.8%). The Horned Frogs are giving up 6.1 threes per game (61st-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 30.1% three-point percentage (51st-ranked).

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State’s conference games hit the over 11 out of 19 times last year. In 2022-23, the Cyclones are 204th in the nation offensively (70.8 points scored per game) and eighth-best on defense (57.5 points allowed). In 2022-23, Iowa State is 284th in the nation in rebounds (30.2 per game) and 81st in rebounds allowed (29.2).

In 2022-23, Iowa State is 258th in the country in 3-point makes (6.7 per game) and 158th in 3-point percentage (34.4%). Defensively, the Cyclones are 161st in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 7. They are 56th in 3-point percentage conceded at 30.2%.

TCU vs. Iowa State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is TCU, and we expect that Iowa State will cover the spread (TCU -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.

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How to bet TCU vs. Iowa State

You can bet on TCU vs. Iowa State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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