Prairie View A&M Panthers vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Prairie View A&M Panthers vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Prairie View A&M (+19)
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena is the site where and the TCU Horned Frogs (7-2) will take on the Prairie View A&M Panthers (1-3) on Wednesday. TCU opens this matchup as 19-point favorites. The over/under is set at 138.5.
Prairie View A&M comes into this matchup with a mark of 1-3 so far this season. They are turning it over 15.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Prairie View A&M is collecting 31.8 boards per contest and has accumulated 50 dimes for the campaign, which is 303rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Panthers are shooting 31.0% on shots from distance (26 of 84) and 62.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 64.0 points per contest (298th in Division 1) while shooting 41.8% from the field. Defensively, the Panthers are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 284th in college hoops in PPG allowed (77.0). The Panthers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.5% (100 of 215) and they relinquish 39.5 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 32nd in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 50 surrendered so far this season.
The Prairie View A&M Panthers faced off with the Washington State Cougars and ended up losing by a score of 90-62 in their last contest. Prairie View A&M finished the contest with a 39.1% FG percentage (25 out of 64) and buried 4 of their 24 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Panthers converted 8 of 12 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 28 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 14 dimes in this game while earning 7 steals and 5 blocks. Regarding defense, Prairie View A&M allowed 39.1% from the field on 25 out of 64 shooting. Washington State earned 17 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Cougars snagged 46 rebounds (17 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Washington State finished the contest at 70.8% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 24 shots. They also converted 13 of their 27 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Damari Parris is a player who came through in the game. He ended up scoring 15 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and also collected 8 rebounds. Parris finished the contest at 41.2% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Panthers was Cameron Mack. He snagged 3 boards and collected 10 dimes. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 3-of-9 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Mack was on the court for 40 minutes.
TCU has a win-loss record of 7-2 so far this year. TCU has accumulated 656 points for the year (72.9 per contest) and they grab 34.7 boards per game. The Horned Frogs are committing 15.8 fouls per game and they connect on 63.2% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Horned Frogs are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which is 77th in the country. They are assisting teammates 15.6 times per contest (84th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Horned Frogs defensively are ranked 118th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.1. The TCU defense gives up 29.0% from downtown (51 of 176) and opponents are converting on 69.7% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 14.4 assists and 32.0 boards per contest, ranking them 254th and 72nd in Division 1. They have forced 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the field (211th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the TCU Horned Frogs went home victorious with a score of 89-82 when they faced the North Dakota State Bison. The Horned Frogs were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the contest. They rejected 4 shots while earning 4 steals for the game. The Bison had 21 fouls for the game which got the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to make 10 of those for a clip of 52.6%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, TCU converted 11 out of their 24 attempts (45.8%). When the game finished, the Horned Frogs finished shooting 34 for 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.6%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Bison to convert 28 out of 58 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.3% for the contest. They went 44.8% from 3-point land by going 13 out of 29 and ended up going 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). When it comes to how they rebounded, TCU permitted North Dakota State to get 30 overall (3 on the offensive side).
Mike Miles was important for the Horned Frogs for the contest. He buried 11 out of 18 in the game giving him a rate of 61.1%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Miles totaled 2 rebounds in his 37 mins and totaled 4 dimes for the contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for TCU was RJ Nembhard. He finished with 22 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 10 shooting in the matchup. Nembhard wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the field as well as totaling 5 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Prairie View A&M (+19)
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