Baylor at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Baylor Bears head to Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has TCU as 8.5 point favorites.
Baylor comes into this game with an overall record of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 60.4 per contest. TCU has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 80.2 points per game and surrendering 64.8, good for a point differential of 15.4.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 2-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 8-4-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
12/01/18 G Dylan Arnette Redshirt is out for season
01/04/19 F Yuat Alok Hand is questionable Saturday vs Baylor
Tristan Clark comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Makai Mason averages 14.0 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Desmond Bane scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kouat Noi averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 70.5 points per contest, which is 269th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 175th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 38.8 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 219th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 106th with 14.4 per game. The Bears allow 60.4 points per contest, which is 13th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 44th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 58th in the nation with 80.2 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 168th in the NCAA. They are 109th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 20.1. The Horned Frogs are 258th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Horned Frogs give up 64.8 points per game, which ranks them 46th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 44th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 182nd with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 68th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 278th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 176th. They are 299th in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 211th. As a unit they are 236th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. Baylor is 80th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 252nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 59th. They are 115th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 31st. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor +8.5
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