Air Force vs TCU NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/18/2019
Game: Air Force Falcons vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU -15
The Air Force Falcons travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Monday, November 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 15 point favorites.
Air Force heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 75.3 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. TCU has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 90.5 points per game and surrendering 63.5, good for a point differential of 27.0.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-0-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/16/19 F Jaedon Ledee Eligibility is questionable
Lavelle Scottie comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Sid Tomes averages 12.0 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Desmond Bane averages 25.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. RJ Nembhard averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 150th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 105th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 123rd in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 252nd and 297th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 227th with 13.0 per game. The Falcons allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 277th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 95th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 160th place in Division 1. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 13th in the country with 90.5 points per game this year. They are 21st in Division 1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 27.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 50th in the nation. They are 180th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 23.5. The Horned Frogs are 249th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Horned Frogs surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 113th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 337th in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 88th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 324th in country in forcing turnovers with 20.0 per game.
The Falcons have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 124th. They are 213th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 101st. As a unit they are 47th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in D-1. Air Force is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 262nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 125.7, which is ranked 6th. They are 168th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 62% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU -15
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