Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+4)
T-Mobile Center is the site where and the TCU Horned Frogs (16-16 last year) will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (21-10 last season) on Saturday. TCU opens this game as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 124.
Tulsa comes into this game after finishing with a mark of 21-10 last year. The Golden Hurricane shot 32.2% on shots from downtown (182 of 566) and 70.8% from the free throw line. They averaged 67.8 points per game (275th in college hoops) while hitting 44.0% from the field. They coughed up possession 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team committed 15.1 fouls every game. As a group, Tulsa grabbed 34.5 rebounds per game and earned 391 dimes throughout last season, which was 233rd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they were on the defensive end, the Golden Hurricane were able to force their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They were 115th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 369 relinquished last year. The Golden Hurricane defense allowed a field goal percentage of 39.8% (690 of 1,735) and they surrendered 34.3 rebounds per game as a team. They conceded 29.9% on shots from distance and they were 31st in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.5).
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced off with the Wichita State Shockers and took a loss by a final of 79-57 in their last contest. Tulsa ended the game having earned a 34.0% FG percentage (17 out of 50) and converted 7 of their 17 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane buried 16 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 24 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 10 assists for the contest while having 8 steals and 3 rejections. When discussing defending, Tulsa allowed 34.0% from the floor on 17 out of 50. Wichita State dished out 12 dimes and 8 steals in the game. Additionally, the Shockers snagged 36 rebounds (5 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Wichita State finished the game at 93.3% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of 15 shots. They also made 11 of their 28 tries from beyond the arc.
Jeriah Horne is one guy who saw a lot of court time for the game. He finished with 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He played for 33 minutes played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Horne ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and earned 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Golden Hurricane was Lawson Korita. He totaled 2 boards and accumulated 2 dimes. He finished 33.3% from the field in this game by shooting 2-of-6 (5 points). In all, Korita was on the hardwood for 26 min.
TCU had a record of 16-16 last year. When it comes to offense, the Horned Frogs hit 42.2% from the floor, which was ranked 262nd in the country. TCU earned 2,093 points throughout last year (65.4 per contest) and they pulled down 34.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 14.6 times per game (55th in the country) and they turned the ball over 14.2 times per game. The Horned Frogs committed 16.4 fouls per game and they shot 63.7% from the free throw line. The Horned Frogs defensively were ranked 56th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 65.0. They forced 14.1 TO's per game and let teams shoot 43.4% from the field (207th in college hoops). The TCU defense gave up 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (208 of 589) and opponents made 66.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They gave up 14.8 dimes and 33.7 boards every game, which had them ranked 313th and 117th in college basketball.
The last time they took the court, the TCU Horned Frogs went home victorious with a score of 69-45 when they played the Houston Baptist Huskies. The Horned Frogs were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the contest. They stuffed 7 shots while getting 8 steals for this game. The Huskies committed 9 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They were able to convert 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 46.2%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, TCU converted 7 of their 26 attempts (26.9%). In all, the Horned Frogs finished shooting 28 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Huskies to make 18 of 56 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.1% for this game. They finished shooting 23.1% from distance by hitting 3 out of 13 and finished the contest at 6 of 7 at the free throw line (85.7%). In reference to cleaning the glass, TCU allowed Houston Baptist to get 30 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Samuel ended up being a major contributor for the Horned Frogs in this matchup. He buried 2 out of 3 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 6 points. Samuel collected 10 boards in his 28 minutes played and totaled 2 dimes for the contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for TCU was Francisco Farabello. He ended up with 6 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood via 2 out of 6 shooting for this contest. Farabello finished going 33.3% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tulsa (+4)
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