Sam Houston State at TCU NCAA Basketball Picks 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Sam Houston State Bearkats travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 14.5 point favorites.
Sam Houston State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 69.5 per game. TCU has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 74.1 points per game and surrendering 70.2, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Sam Houston State Bearkats Betting Trends
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are 20-9-0 against the spread
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-18-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Key Sam Houston State Bearkats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/17/19 F Lat Mayen Knee is out for season
01/17/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Kai Mitchell averages 12.2 points per game in 23.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Cameron Delaney comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Kouat Noi averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Desmond Bane averages 15.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearkats allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 144th and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 134th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the NCAA. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in the nation. Sam Houston State averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 107th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 195th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 60th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 132nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 70.2 points per contest, which ranks them 152nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 117th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 195th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. TCU is 127th in the country with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 92nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 130th in the nation. They are 125th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Horned Frogs are 98th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Bearkats have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 89th. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 136th. As a unit they are 122nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in D-1. Sam Houston State is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 144th. They are 150th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 111th. As a unit they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Sam Houston State/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take TCU -14.5
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