Iowa vs TCU Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 26 (Horned Frogs Can't Keep Pace With Surging Hawkeyes)

Devon Platana
Iowa vs. TCU prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Iowa vs. TCU prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Adam Hunger
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Iowa vs TCU Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes (5-0) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (4-1)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Northwest Florida State College Arena — Niceville, FL
Coverage: CBSSN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Nov. 26, including an Emerald Coast Classic matchup between the No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes and TCU Horned Frogs.

Iowa has been one of the best teams in the nation and its flawless season continued with a 74-71 win over Clemson on Friday. Though TCU has experienced a loss this season, momentum is also on its side after defeating California, 59-48, yesterday.

Can Iowa's perfect run continue with another Emerald Coast Classic win? Or will TCU figure out a way to hand the Hawkeyes their first loss of the campaign?

Iowa vs TCU Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: IOWA: (-235) | TCU: (+190)
Spread: IOWA: -6.5 (-104) | TCU: +6.5 (-118)
Total: 148.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Iowa enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points, which is fairly average compared to the rest of Saturday's projected totals.

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Iowa vs TCU Prediction & Pick

Iowa's dominance stems from its ability to score the ball. The Hawkeyes are averaging the second-most points in the nation (91.6 PPG), having scored 100-plus points in two of their last four games. While TCU was able to hold Cal to just 48 points, it's going to be much too difficult to recreate that success against Iowa.

The Hawkeyes can also dominate this game if they force TCU to the outside. The Horned Frogs shot an abysmal 3-of-17 (17.6%) from three-point range against the Golden Bears while also owning the 11th-worst 3P% (24.3%) of all 363 schools.

TCU would need to hit its three to have a chance of keeping things close with Iowa. Considering how that's more than unlikely to be the case, back Iowa winning this one without too much issue.

Final Score Prediction: Iowa: 80 | TCU: 72

Iowa vs TCU Betting Trends

- Iowa is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- TCU is 1-4 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Iowa's last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of TCU's last 12 games.

Iowa vs TCU Best Bet

Even though TCU's overall record is solid this season, the Horned Frogs have only covered the spread once in their five outings. On the flip side, Iowa has covered the spread in four of its five games thus far, even going 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games dating back to last season.

With TCU likely having a tough time keeping pace all game, give me Iowa covering the 6.5-point spread.

Bet: Iowa -6.5 (-104)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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