After getting completely humbled in their Week 2 loss, the Iowa State Cyclones will look to keep up with and cover the college football week 3 spread against an explosive TCU Horned Frogs team that was on the wrong end of its own humbling Week 2 loss.
Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the most value.
Iowa State Cyclones Vs TCU Horned Frogs Spread & ATS Pick
What: Iowa State Cyclones (0–2) at TCU Horned Frogs (1-1)
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Fort Worth, TX
Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium
Spread: TCU -24
Game Total: 61
Watch: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Iowa Stage vs Horned Frogs
Bet The Iowa State Cyclones at +21.5 Because…
Iowa State allowed 16th-rankied Iowa signal-caller C.J. Beathard to throw for 235 yards and three touchdowns in the Hawkeyes’ overwhelming 42-3 win on Saturday night.
Quarterback Joel Lanning was miserable in completing just 8 of 20 passes for 86 yards and an interception for Iowa State and was pulled late in the third quarter in favor of backup Jacob Park.
"I think we’ll sit down and figure that situation out and really make the best decision as we move forward," Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said.
The loss was the biggest the Cyclones have suffered against their in-state rivals in the 18 seasons that Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has been in charge. Lanning has completed just 54.2 percent of his passes while defensively, Iowa State is allowing 33.5 points and 401 yards per game.
Bet The TCU Horned Frogs at -21.5 Because…
TCU fought furiously to come back after falling into a big hole against Arkansas on Saturday, but came up just short in their heartbreaking 41-38 double overtime loss against the Razorbacks.
TCU quarterback Kenny Hill completed 36 of 56 passes for 377 yards with one touchdown and one interception but couldn’t get the Horned Frogs in the end zone in the second overtime as the Horned Frogs had to settle for a 37-yard field goal by Ryan Graf. Defensively, TCU is allowing a whopping 41 points and 432 yards per game.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
TCU has been pretty abysmal defensively this season, but they’re light years ahead of Iowa State on offense and are my pick to get the easy SU win and ATS cover against the offensively-challenged Iowa State Cyclones.
Iowa State has gone 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine road games while TCU has compiled an encouraging 14-6 ATS mark in their last 20 conference games.
With the Horned Frogs also going 14-4 ATS in their last 18 home games and 5-2 TS in their last seven meetings against the Cyclones, I say TCU is the easy pick to win and cover! Besides, if you didn’t know, TCU has outscored Iowa State 100-24 in the last two meetings.