Baylor Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor (-12.5)
The TCU Horned Frogs (9-3) play the Baylor Bears (10-0) at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Baylor as 12.5-point favorites. The total opens at 143.
Baylor heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-0 so far this season. They cough up possession 12.2 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.9 fouls every game. As a team, Baylor is snagging 39.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 200 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 14th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bears are connecting on 43.6% on three-point shots (109 of 250) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 91.2 points per outing (6th in the nation) while shooting 51.3% from the field. When they are on defense, the Bears are forcing 19.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. The Bears defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.5% (231 of 556) and they relinquish 29.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 202nd in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 119 surrendered this year. They are surrendering 30.4% on 3-pointers while they are 32nd in the country in points per game allowed (62.4).
The Baylor Bears played the Oklahoma Sooners and notched a win by a score of 76-61 in their last contest. Baylor wrapped up the contest with a 48.3% field goal percentage (28 out of 58) and made 10 out of their 24 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bears knocked down 10 of 12 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 35 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 dimes in this matchup in addition to getting 5 steals and 5 blocked shots. Regarding the defense, Baylor allowed their opponent to shoot 48.3% from the floor on 28 of 58 shooting. Oklahoma totaled 14 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Sooners snagged 25 boards (9 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Oklahoma finished the game at 92.9% at the charity stripe by burying 13 of 14 attempts. They made 4 out of their 24 tries from distance.
MaCio Teague is one player who was a major contributor for the contest. He left the arena with 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes played and also collected 4 boards. Teague finished 54.5% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Bears was Matthew Mayer. He totaled 6 rebounds and also earned 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field for the matchup by hitting 6-of-10 (16 points). At the conclusion of this game, Mayer played for 21 minutes.
TCU has a mark of 9-3 for the campaign. TCU has 853 points so far this season (71.1 per contest) and they pull in 34.9 boards per game. The Horned Frogs are responsible for committing 14.7 personal fouls every game and they go 64.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Horned Frogs are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which is 94th in the country. They are assisting teammates 15.2 times per contest (90th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per contest. The Horned Frogs on the defensive end are ranked 141st in the country in points given up per game with 68.2. They give up 14.7 dimes and 33.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 269th and 112th in Division 1. The TCU defense surrenders 29.1% on three-point shots (72 of 247) and opponents are converting on 69.6% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 12.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (205th in Division 1).
For their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs took a loss by a final score of 93-64 when they faced the Kansas Jayhawks. The Horned Frogs were able to snag 13 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 18 in this contest. They rejected 2 attempts while earning 2 steals in this contest. The Jayhawks committed 12 fouls in the matchup which took the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a rate of 60.0%. Regarding three-point attempts, TCU buried 8 out of 19 attempts (42.1%). In all, the Horned Frogs finished the game shooting 24 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Jayhawks to make 35 out of their 62 tries from the field which left them shooting 56.5% in the matchup. They finished 40.0% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 20 at the charity stripe (75.0%). In regard to rebounds, TCU allowed Kansas to get 40 in total (14 offensive).
Charles O'Bannon ended up having an impact for the Horned Frogs for the matchup. He made 6 of 9 in the game giving him a rate of 66.7%, which earned him 18 points. O'Bannon collected 6 rebounds in his 16 mins and accounted for 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for TCU was RJ Nembhard. He racked up 14 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 12 shooting for the game. Nembhard walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 6 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take TCU (+12.5)
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