Oklahoma Sooners vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma (-2)
The Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) are headed to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the TCU Horned Frogs (4-0). TCU opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The O/U opens at 135.
Oklahoma steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 1-0 for the year. They average 105 points per outing (4th in college hoops) while shooting 50.0% from the floor. The Sooners are connecting on 50.0% on 3-point shots (17 of 34) and 83.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma is grabbing 43 boards per game and has 21 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 244th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13 times per game and as a unit are committing 15 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Sooners have forced 18 turnovers per game and they draw 21 personal fouls. They rank 5th in college hoops in giving up assists with 6 relinquished on the year. The Sooners defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 34.3% (23 of 67) and they relinquish 38 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 26.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 99th in college basketball in opponents points per game (66).
The Oklahoma Sooners played the UTSA Roadrunners and went home with a win by a final score of 105-66 in their last game. Oklahoma finished the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (34 out of 68) and made 17 out of their 34 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Sooners knocked down 20 of 24 shots for a rate of 83.3%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 37 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 assists in the game while getting 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Oklahoma let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 34 of 68. UTSA totaled 6 assists and 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Roadrunners snagged 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 rejections. UTSA shot 85.7% from the free throw line by converting 12 of 14 shots. They also converted 8 of their 30 shots from 3-point range.
Brady Manek is one player who had an impact in this game. He finished with 29 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 mins and also totaled 5 boards. Manek finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Sooners was Kur Kuath. He totaled 3 boards and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished the game at 75.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 3-of-4 (10 points). Overall, Kuath was on the court for 23 min.
TCU has a mark of 4-0 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Horned Frogs are shooting 42.6% from the floor, which is 241st in college hoops. TCU has totaled 269 pts so far this year (67.3 per game) and they grab 40.8 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.0 times per game (166th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per contest. The Horned Frogs commit 13.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 60.3% from the charity stripe. The Horned Frogs defensively are ranked 26th in the country in points allowed per contest with 57.5. They surrender 11.8 assists and 32.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 111th and 60th in D-1. The TCU defense concedes 22.8% on 3-pointers (18 of 79) and their opponents are making 66.7% of their foul shots. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.6% from the field (92nd in college basketball).
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs took home the win by a final score of 74-68 when they played the Northwestern State Demons. The Horned Frogs were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 in this matchup. They also blocked 6 tries while getting 6 steals for the game. The Demons committed 14 personal fouls for the game which took the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 50.0%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, TCU converted 7 of their 26 tries (26.9%). Overall, the Horned Frogs finished shooting 30 out of 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Demons to make 25 of 65 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.5% for the matchup. They went 25.0% from distance by going 5 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 at the charity stripe (81.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, TCU allowed Northwestern State to pull down 32 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Samuel was important for the Horned Frogs in this matchup. He made 5 out of 8 in this contest for a rate of 62.5%, which had him sitting at 12 points. Samuel collected 15 rebounds in his 32 mins played and had 2 assists in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for TCU was RJ Nembhard. He notched 23 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood via 9 out of 17 shooting in this contest. Nembhard ended the game having shot 52.9% from the floor as well as contributing 3 assists and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-2)
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