Oklahoma State Cowboys vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma State (-4.5)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-4) are headed to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the TCU Horned Frogs (9-7). TCU opens this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 141.5.
Oklahoma State enters this contest with a record of 11-4 for the campaign. The Cowboys are shooting 33.1% on three-point shots (96 of 290) and 68.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.9 points per contest (70th in college hoops) on 46.8% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per game and as a team they commit 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Oklahoma State is grabbing 39.9 rebounds per contest and has racked up 204 assists for the campaign, which ranks 151st in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Cowboys are able to force 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 182nd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 185 relinquished on the season. The Cowboys are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (383 of 934) and they concede 35.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 33.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 216th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.2).
The Oklahoma State Cowboys took the court against the Arkansas Razorbacks and took home the win by a score of 81-77 in their last game. Oklahoma State ended the contest with a 50.8% field goal percentage (31 out of 61) and converted 7 out of their 20 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cowboys knocked down 12 of 15 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned 36 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 14 assists for this game in addition to having 10 steals and 7 blocks. In reference to the defense, Oklahoma State let their opponent shoot 50.8% from the floor on 31 out of 61 shooting. Arkansas distributed 13 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Additionally, the Razorbacks grabbed 30 boards (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Arkansas walked away from this one shooting 57.1% at the charity stripe by converting 4 of 7 shots. They made 5 of their 15 tries from distance.
Kalib Boone is one player who played a role in the game. He walked away with 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also pulled down 12 rebounds. Boone shot 72.7% from the field but finished the game without an assist. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Cowboys was Avery Anderson. He snagged 2 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He went 71.4% from the floor for this contest by going 5-of-7 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Anderson saw the court for 21 minutes.
TCU has a record of 9-7 this year. As an offensive team, the Horned Frogs are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 126th in Division 1. TCU has 1,097 points so far this season (68.6 per game) and they pull in 35.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.8 times per contest (140th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. The Horned Frogs have committed 15.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 62.8% from the free throw line. The Horned Frogs on defense are ranked 198th in college basketball in PPG given up with 70.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (233rd in the country). The TCU defense allows 31.5% on shots from distance (105 of 333) and opponents are making 67.3% of their free throw shots. They surrender 15.2 assists and 34.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 309th and 143rd in those categories.
The last time they took the court, the TCU Horned Frogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 102-98 when they faced the Missouri Tigers. The Horned Frogs earned 19 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 29 in this matchup. They rejected 2 attempts while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Tigers had 16 personal fouls for this game which took the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to bury 13 of those for a percentage of 76.5%. In terms of 3-pointers, TCU converted 7 of their 16 attempts (43.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Horned Frogs went 39 for 71 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.9%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Tigers to knock down 35 of 61 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.4% for the contest. They finished 47.8% from three-point range by connecting on 11 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 35 from the free throw line (60.0%). When talking about attacking the glass, TCU allowed Missouri to grab 33 overall (10 offensive).
Mike Miles ended up being important for the Horned Frogs for the contest. He made 12 of 20 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which gave him 28 points. Miles collected 5 rebounds in his 41 mins and accounted for 5 dimes for the game. One more player who came through for TCU was Charles O'Bannon. He notched 17 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 10 shooting for the matchup. O'Bannon wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma State (-4.5)
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