Baylor vs TCU Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/29/2020
Game: Baylor Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: TCU +7.5
The Baylor Bears head to Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 7.5 point favorites.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.7 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 58.7 per game. TCU has an overall record of 15-13. They are averaging 65.3 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 18-9-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 11-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-18-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 11-15-1 against the over/under this year
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
02/27/20 G Francisco Farabello Concussion is doubtful
02/26/20 G RJ Nembhard Groin is questionable
Jared Butler comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%. MaCio Teague averages 14.1 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Desmond Bane scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. RJ Nembhard averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor averages 71.4 points per contest, which is 168th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 207th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 86th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 295th with 11.9 per game. The Bears allow 58.7 points per contest, which is 6th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 55th place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 312th in the nation with 65.3 points per contest this season. They are 268th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 149th in the NCAA. They are 168th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 62nd in assists per game with 14.6. The Horned Frogs are 69th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Horned Frogs give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 46th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 196th and 316th in those defensive statistics. They rank 318th with 15.1 dimes allowed per game and 91st with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 258th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 62nd. They are 300th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 184th. As a unit they are 196th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in D-1. Baylor is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 47th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 98.1, which is ranked 258th. They are 329th in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 207th. As a unit they are 277th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 43rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor -7.5
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