Providence Friars vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Providence (+2.5)
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena is the site where and the TCU Horned Frogs (4-1) will take on the Providence Friars (3-2) on Wednesday. Providence opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 129.5.
Providence enters this one with a win-loss mark of 3-2 on the season. The Friars are shooting 20.7% on shots from beyond the arc (18 of 87) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 73.6 pts per contest (167th in the country) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. They cough up possession 9.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.0 fouls every game. As a team, Providence is snagging 34.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 58 assists for the season, which ranks 89th in Division 1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Friars are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 20.4 fouls. The Friars defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.6% (121 of 284) and they surrender 36.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 201st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 51 surrendered so far this year. They are relinquishing 32.7% on shots from downtown and they are 155th in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.4).
The Providence Friars stepped onto the hardwood against the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and walked away with a win by a score of 79-67 in their last contest. Providence wrapped up the game with a 51.9% FG percentage (27 out of 52) and knocked down 1 out of their 15 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Friars knocked down 24 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 82.8%. With regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 34 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists in the game as well as earning 10 steals and 6 blocked shots. With respect to the defense, Providence allowed 51.9% from the field on 27 out of 52. Fairleigh Dickinson earned 7 assists and 10 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Knights totaled 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Fairleigh Dickinson finished the game shooting 70.0% at the free throw line by making 14 of 20 tries. They buried 5 of 19 tries from beyond the perimeter.
David Duke is a guy who was a contributor in the game. He had 28 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 38 minutes played and also snagged 8 rebounds. Duke walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the field and totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Friars was Nate Watson. He had 5 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 6-of-8 (20 points). Overall, Watson saw the court for 34 minutes.
TCU has a win-loss record of 4-1 for the year. The Horned Frogs are committing 14.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 63.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per contest (172nd in the nation) and they turn it over 10.8 times per game. TCU has scored 347 points for the season (69.4 per game) and they grab 39.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Horned Frogs are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 239th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are ranked 65th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 62.4. They have forced 10.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (143rd in college basketball). The TCU defense surrenders 24.7% on shots from 3-point land (24 of 97) and their opponents are knocking down 72.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.8 dimes and 31.8 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 150th and 69th in D-1.
The last time they took the court, the TCU Horned Frogs took a loss by a score of 82-78 against the Oklahoma Sooners. The Horned Frogs pulled down 20 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for this game. They turned away 5 tries while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Sooners were called for 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, TCU made 10 of 28 attempts (35.7%). When all was said and done, the Horned Frogs finished the game shooting 28 for 64 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.8%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Sooners to convert 28 out of their 54 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.9% in the game. They went 33.3% from downtown by shooting 6 of 18 and finished the game at 20 out of 24 at the free throw line (83.3%). In the matter of attacking the glass, TCU allowed Oklahoma to snag 30 in total (7 offensive).
PJ Fuller ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Horned Frogs in this game. He buried 6 out of 8 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, which earned him 15 points. Fuller snagged 2 rebounds in his 25 minutes played and accumulated 2 assists for the matchup. An additional guy who came through for TCU was RJ Nembhard. He left the arena with 18 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 15 from the floor in the matchup. Nembhard walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor and also totaling 5 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take TCU (-2.5) and over 129.5 points
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