TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+5.5)
Gallagher-Iba Arena is the site where and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0) will take on the TCU Horned Frogs (5-2) on Wednesday. Oklahoma State opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 134.
TCU heads into this one with a mark of 5-2 on the campaign. They cough up possession 12.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, TCU is grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 107 assists on the campaign, which ranks 24th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are shooting 34.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (55 of 159) and 65.3% from the free throw line. They average 70.0 points per contest (219th in the country) while hitting 46.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Horned Frogs are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 14.6 fouls. The Horned Frogs are giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (170 of 394) and they surrender 31.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 299th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 97 conceded for the campaign. They give up 26.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 71st in college basketball in opponents PPG (63.7).
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas A&M Aggies and earned the victory with a final of 73-55 in their last contest. TCU walked away from the game having earned a 52.0% field goal percentage (26 of 50) and made 10 of their 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs made 11 of their 16 shots for a rate of 68.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 31 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists for the matchup while getting 9 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defense, TCU allowed 52.0% from the floor on 26 out of 50. Texas A&M doled out 11 assists and 10 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Aggies pulled down 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Texas A&M ended up going 71.4% when shooting free throws by making 15 of their 21 tries. They also made 4 of 17 attempts from three-point range.
Mike Miles is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played for 37 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Miles shot 50.0% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the game for the Horned Frogs was RJ Nembhard. He pulled down 4 rebounds and also accounted for 9 dimes. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor for this game by going 6-of-10 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Nembhard was on the court for 33 minutes.
Oklahoma State has a mark of 6-0 for the season. The Cowboys are responsible for committing 16.0 fouls every game and they shoot 69.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.7 times per contest (167th in the nation) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. Oklahoma State has 464 points so far this year (77.3 per contest) and they snag 42.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cowboys are shooting 44.9% from the floor, which ranks them 180th in D-1. The Cowboys on defense are ranked 147th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.0. The Oklahoma State defense concedes 32.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (54 of 166) and their opponents are knocking down 61.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 13.2 assists and 36.2 boards per contest, which ranks 190th and 189th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.1% from the field (49th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Oklahoma State Cowboys walked away with a victory by a final of 67-64 against the Wichita State Shockers. The Cowboys snagged 26 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest. They also rejected 3 attempts while getting 6 steals in this game. The Shockers committed 17 personal fouls for the contest which got the Cowboys to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of those for a clip of 62.5%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Oklahoma State made 7 of 26 attempts (26.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Cowboys shot 25 for 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. The Cowboys permitted the Shockers to make 21 out of 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 36.2% for the game. They finished 19.2% from three-point range by connecting on 5 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 22 at the free throw line (77.3%). When talking about attacking the glass, Oklahoma State allowed Wichita State to grab 29 in total (6 offensive).
Isaac Likekele played a lot for the Cowboys for this contest. He buried 5 out of 11 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Likekele totaled 8 rebounds in his 36 mins played and added 3 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that ended up being a major factor for Oklahoma State was Cade Cunningham. He finished with 10 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 11 shooting for the contest. Cunningham ended up shooting 36.4% from the field while contributing 3 dimes and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+5.5)
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