North Dakota State Bison vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Dakota State Bison vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: North Dakota State (+11)
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena is the venue where and the TCU Horned Frogs (6-2) will play the North Dakota State Bison (2-5) on Tuesday. TCU opens this game as 11-point favorites. The total opens at 126.5.
North Dakota State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 2-5 this year. The Bison are shooting 29.7% on shots from beyond the arc (41 of 138) and 77.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 60.9 pts per game (311th in the country) while shooting 39.0% from the field. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 15.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, North Dakota State is pulling down 36.6 rebounds per game and has accumulated 57 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 251st in the nation in terms of passing. Defensively, the Bison are forcing their opponents into 9.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 125th in the nation in points per game allowed (67.3). The Bison defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (177 of 411) and they relinquish 33.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 234th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 92 surrendered so far this season.
The North Dakota State Bison stepped onto the hardwood against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and notched a win by a score of 53-52 in their last contest. North Dakota State finished the game with a 43.1% field goal percentage (22 of 51) and made 4 of their 13 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Bison buried 5 of 9 tries for a rate of 55.6%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they collected 27 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. With respect to defense, North Dakota State let their opponent shoot 43.1% from the floor on 22 out of 51. North Dakota doled out 14 assists and 4 steals for the game. Moreover, the Fighting Hawks pulled down 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. North Dakota walked away from this one shooting 22.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 2 of their 9 tries. They also made 6 of 21 tries from distance.
Sam Griesel is someone who played a lot in this game. He ended up finishing with 14 points on 6 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. Griesel finished shooting 35.3% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Bison was Tyree Eady. He collected 4 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He went 85.7% from the field for this game by shooting 6-of-7 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Eady was on the court for 35 min.
TCU has a mark of 6-2 for the campaign. As an offense, the Horned Frogs are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks 110th in college hoops. TCU has totaled 567 points on the campaign (70.9 per contest) and they pull in 35.4 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per contest (120th in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per game. The Horned Frogs are committing 15.8 fouls per contest while shooting 64.7% from the free throw line. The Horned Frogs on the defensive side of the court are 93rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 65.3. They have surrendered 13.8 assists and 31.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 225th and 68th in college hoops. The TCU defense concedes 25.9% from downtown (38 of 147) and opponents are converting on 68.2% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (186th in college hoops).
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs got the victory with a final of 77-76 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Horned Frogs corralled 28 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this contest. They blocked 9 attempts while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Cowboys earned 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 60.0%. When it comes to shots from distance, TCU knocked down 8 out of their 17 attempts (47.1%). Overall, the Horned Frogs finished 30 for 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.5%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Cowboys to convert 28 out of 67 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.8% for the game. They finished the game shooting 17.6% from downtown by shooting 3 out of 17 and ended up shooting 17 out of 26 at the charity stripe (65.4%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, TCU permitted Oklahoma State to snag 34 in total (14 offensive).
RJ Nembhard ended up being important for the Horned Frogs for the contest. He made 9 out of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which got him 21 points. Nembhard snagged 4 rebounds in his 40 mins played and had 4 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for TCU was Mike Miles. He walked away with 16 points in 37 minutes played by going 5 of 10 from the floor for the game. Miles walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor while collecting 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take TCU (-11) and under 126.5 points
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