TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+13)
Frank Erwin Center is the venue where and the Texas Longhorns (12-5) will take on the TCU Horned Frogs (11-7) on Saturday. Texas opens this game as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 142.
TCU enters this game with a record of 11-7 on the season. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.6 fouls per game. As a unit, TCU is grabbing 35.9 boards per contest and has racked up 252 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 107th in the nation in terms of passing. The Horned Frogs are connecting on 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (127 of 361) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 69.8 points per outing (223rd in Division 1) while shooting 45.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the Horned Frogs are able to force 11.4 turnovers every game and they draw 16.7 fouls. They relinquish 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 206th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (71.2). The Horned Frogs defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.4% (472 of 1,064) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 304th in Division 1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 271 surrendered for the year.
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against the Iowa State Cyclones and walked away with a win by a score of 79-76 in their last contest. TCU finished having earned a 38.5% FG percentage (25 out of 65) and converted 7 of 19 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs knocked down 22 of their 31 tries for a rate of 71.0%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned 48 with 19 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists for this game in addition to getting 4 steals and 7 rejections. With respect to the defense, TCU allowed the other team to go 38.5% from the field on 25 out of 65 shooting. Iowa State earned 13 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, the Cyclones had 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Iowa State went 87.5% at the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 7 out of their 23 tries from beyond the arc.
RJ Nembhard is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He had 20 points on 4 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. Nembhard went 25.0% from the field and also distributed 7 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Horned Frogs was Taryn Todd. He grabbed 5 boards and tallied 4 dimes. He ended up going 33.3% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-12 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Todd was on the hardwood for 32 min.
Texas has a record of 12-5 on the campaign. Texas has scored 1,286 pts this year (75.6 per contest) and they pull in 39.9 rebounds per contest. The Longhorns are responsible for committing 20.6 personal fouls per game while shooting 69.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Longhorns are connecting on 44.5% from the field, which is ranked 173rd in Division 1. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.8 times per contest (210th in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest. The Longhorns on the defensive side of the court are 128th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 68.4. They have surrendered 8.4 dimes and 35.6 boards per game, which is ranked 2nd and 203rd in D-1. The Texas defense concedes 31.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (98 of 314) and their opponents are making 67.4% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (58th in Division 1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas Longhorns got the win with a final of 80-77 when they played the Kansas State Wildcats. The Longhorns were able to corral 22 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the game. They rejected 2 shots while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats were called for 22 personal fouls in this game which took the Longhorns to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Texas made 13 of their 26 attempts (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Longhorns went 26 out of 51 from the field which had them shooting 51.0%. The Longhorns allowed the Wildcats to make 26 of 51 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 51.0% for this contest. They shot 39.1% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 24 from the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing team rebounding, Texas permitted Kansas State to snag 26 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Andrew Jones ended up being a major contributor for the Longhorns in this game. He converted 8 out of 14 in the game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which earned him 24 points. Jones snagged 3 boards in his 34 minutes played and had 2 dimes for the contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Texas was Greg Brown. He walked away with 17 points in his 24 minutes played via 6 out of 8 shooting in this contest. Brown ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+13)
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