TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+8)
The Oklahoma Sooners (6-4) host the TCU Horned Frogs (9-4) at Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday. The line on this game has Oklahoma as 8-point favorites. The O/U opens at 137.5.
TCU comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 9-4 for the campaign. The Horned Frogs are shooting 35.4% on three-point attempts (96 of 271) and 64.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 69.4 points per outing (245th in Division 1) while going 45.9% from the floor. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 14.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, TCU is pulling in 35.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 192 dimes on the year, which is 27th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Horned Frogs are able to force 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. The Horned Frogs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (334 of 767) and they surrender 33.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 331st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 193 surrendered for the campaign. They are relinquishing 29.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 140th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.1).
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Baylor Bears and took a loss by a score of 67-49 in their last contest. TCU ended with a 33.3% field goal percentage (15 out of 45) and converted 6 out of their 19 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs buried 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 10 assists in the matchup while getting 8 steals and 3 blocked shots. In regard to defense, TCU allowed 33.3% from the floor on 15 out of 45 shooting. Baylor earned 17 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Bears pulled down 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Baylor finished shooting 57.9% from the free throw line by making 11 of their 19 attempts. They converted 6 of 19 shots from downtown.
Mike Miles is one player who was a major contributor in the game. He had 17 points on 3 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Miles ended up going 27.3% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Horned Frogs was RJ Nembhard. He grabbed 6 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 35.7% from the floor in this game by connecting on 5-of-14 (14 points). In all, Nembhard was on the court for 31 minutes.
Oklahoma has a mark of 6-4 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sooners are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which ranks 179th in the nation. Oklahoma has scored 774 pts on the campaign (77.4 per contest) and they average 37.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.9 times per game (94th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 11.1 times per game. The Sooners are committing 13.9 fouls per game and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe. The Sooners on the defensive side of the court are 188th in college hoops in PPG given up with 70.6. The Oklahoma defense gives up 39.0% on 3-pointers (96 of 246) and opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.9 assists and 35.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 115th and 177th in those categories. They are able to force 13.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the field (156th in D-1).
For their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners took a loss by a score of 63-59 against the Kansas Jayhawks. The Sooners were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 10 steals for the matchup. The Jayhawks were called for 14 fouls for this contest which took the Sooners to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 7 of the free throws for a rate of 70.0%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Oklahoma converted 6 of their 20 tries (30.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Sooners shot 23 for 60 from the field which had them at 38.3%. The Sooners permitted the Jayhawks to bury 23 out of 47 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 48.9% for this contest. They finished 30.0% from three-point range by going 6 out of 20 and ended up shooting 11 of 19 from the free throw line (57.9%). When talking about rebounds, Oklahoma permitted Kansas to snag 34 in all (5 offensive).
Austin Reaves ended up being a factor for the Sooners for the matchup. He made 7 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Reaves snagged 9 rebounds in his 39 minutes played and had 3 dimes in this matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Oklahoma was De'Vion Harmon. He notched 9 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 out of 8 shooting for the contest. Harmon wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma (-8)
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