Baylor at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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The Baylor Bears head to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 4.5 point favorites.
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Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 75.8 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. TCU has an overall mark of 19-9. They are averaging 84.6 points per contest and giving up 76.9, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 7-13 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-12 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 19-8 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
11/13/17 F Leonard Allen Personal is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/09/18 G RJ Nembhard Ankle is out indefinitely
01/17/18 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
Manu Lecomte averages 16.4 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jo Acuil averages 14.3 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 9.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Vladimir Brodziansky scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kenrich Williams averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 75.8 points per contest this year, which is 120th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 78th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 134th in Division 1. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 151st with 13.3 per game. The Bears allow 69.0 points per contest, which is 91st in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 119th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 51st, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 236th place in college basketball. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 12th in the country with 84.6 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in Division 1. They are 107th in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 19.4. The Horned Frogs are 215th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Horned Frogs give up 76.9 points per game, which ranks them 285th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 278th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 329th with 16.1 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 30.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 130th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Bears are 79th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 95th. In terms of pace they are 246th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 132nd. As a team they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in Division 1. Baylor is 148th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 40th in the nation.
TCU is 257th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 294th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 117.2, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 270th. In terms of pace they are 111th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 13th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 239th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Baylor +4.5
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