TCU Horned Frogs vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+10)
The TCU Horned Frogs (9-6) are headed to Mizzou Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Missouri Tigers (10-3). The odds on this contest have Missouri as 10-point favorites. The O/U is set at 137.5.
TCU enters this one with a record of 9-6 on the year. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 14.5 fouls per game. As a team, TCU is collecting 35.3 boards per game and has racked up 209 dimes so far this year, which is 102nd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Horned Frogs are connecting on 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (108 of 311) and 61.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.6 pts per contest (285th in college basketball) while hitting 44.5% from the field. On the defensive end, the Horned Frogs are able to force 11.7 turnovers every game and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. The Horned Frogs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.6% (389 of 892) and they surrender 34.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 306th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 224 relinquished on the year. They concede 30.3% on 3-point attempts and they rank 131st in college hoops in opponents points per game (68.4).
The TCU Horned Frogs took the court against the Kansas Jayhawks and took a loss by a score of 59-51 in their last game. TCU ended the game having earned a 35.2% FG percentage (19 out of 54) and made 8 of their 21 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs made 5 of 11 shots for a percentage of 45.5%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 10 dimes for the contest in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about defense, TCU allowed the other team to shoot 35.2% from the floor on 19 of 54 shooting. Kansas dished out 11 assists and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, the Jayhawks snagged 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Kansas finished shooting 56.3% from the free throw line by making 9 of 16 shots. They buried 4 out of their 17 attempts from long range.
Mike Miles is one guy who played a role in this contest. He totaled 18 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and collected 4 boards. Miles shot 50.0% from the field and earned 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Horned Frogs was RJ Nembhard. He pulled down 6 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 28.6% from the field for the game by hitting 4-of-14 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Nembhard was on the hardwood for 38 min.
Missouri has a mark of 10-3 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Tigers are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 150th in college basketball. Missouri has totaled 951 points for the season (73.2 per game) and they grab 37.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 12.6 times per game (226th in the country) and they turn it over 13.7 times per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 21.0 fouls every game and they hit 72.1% from the free throw line. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 123rd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 68.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the field (41st in college basketball). The Missouri defense allows 28.6% on shots from distance (77 of 269) and their opposition knocks down 69.0% of their foul shots. They allow 10.6 assists and 35.1 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 39th and 174th in those categories on the defensive end.
When they last played, the Missouri Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 88-82 against the Auburn Tigers. The Tigers were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the matchup. They also turned away 7 shots while earning 7 steals for the contest. The Tigers had 21 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to 3-pointers, Missouri converted 6 of their 25 tries (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers went 29 out of 76 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.2%. The Tigers permitted the Tigers to convert 23 out of 55 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8% in this game. They finished shooting 28.6% from three-point range by going 6 out of 21 and ended up shooting 36 out of 44 from the free throw line (81.8%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Missouri allowed Auburn to pull down 40 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Jeremiah Tilmon was important for the Tigers for this game. He converted 9 out of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Tilmon snagged 10 rebounds in his 35 mins played and accounted for 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was important for Missouri was Dru Smith. He was able to score 21 points in his 34 minutes on the court by way of 5 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Smith wrapped this one up going 38.5% from the field as well as collecting 3 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+10)
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