Texas Longhorns vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 3/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-7)
The Texas Longhorns (16-7) are headed to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the TCU Horned Frogs (12-12). Texas opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 140.
Texas will play this game with a win-loss mark of 16-7 on the year. The Longhorns are shooting 34.8% on shots from distance (196 of 564) and 70.0% from the free throw line. They average 74.9 pts per contest (93rd in Division 1) while shooting 44.9% from the field. They turn it over 13.8 times per game and as a group are committing 20.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Texas is grabbing 39.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 297 assists on the year, which has them ranked 162nd in the country in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Longhorns are forcing 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.2 fouls. They concede 31.8% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 122nd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.4). The Longhorns defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (543 of 1,335) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 46th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 212 relinquished for the year.
The Texas Longhorns faced the Oklahoma Sooners and took home the win by a score of 69-65 in their last contest. Texas finished the game with a 49.1% FG percentage (26 out of 53) and knocked down 8 of 18 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Longhorns buried 9 of 12 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists in this game while creating 1 turnovers and having 2 steals. In relation to defending, Texas allowed the other team to shoot 37.3% from the floor on 22 of 59 shooting. Oklahoma doled out 10 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Oklahoma had 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Oklahoma finished the game shooting 77.8% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of their 18 tries. They made 7 of their 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Andrew Jones is one guy who was a major contributor for the game. He was able to score 16 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He played for 36 mins and collected 1 board. Jones ended up going 62.5% from the field and distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Longhorns was Jericho Sims. He collected 12 rebounds in 33 min on the court. He ended up shooting 80.0% from the field in the game by connecting on 8-of-10 (16 points). In all, Sims didn't record a dime.
TCU has a win-loss mark of 12-12 this year. The Horned Frogs have committed 15.8 fouls per contest while shooting 68.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (184th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. TCU has accounted for 1,624 points this season (67.7 per contest) and they collect 34.8 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Horned Frogs are hitting on 43.9% from the field, which ranks 195th in the nation. The Horned Frogs on the defensive side of the court are 202nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 71.0. The TCU defense allows 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (159 of 484) and their opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 15.4 dimes and 34.5 rebounds per contest, which is 313th and 153rd in the nation. They are able to force 11.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (224th in Division 1).
When they last played, the TCU Horned Frogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-67 when they played the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Horned Frogs corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Mountaineers committed 17 fouls for this contest which got the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for a total of 26 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.9%. With regard to shots from distance, TCU converted 5 out of their 19 tries (26.3%). When the game finished, the Horned Frogs finished shooting 21 out of 54 from the field which had them at 38.9%. The Horned Frogs permitted the Mountaineers to make 21 out of their 61 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.4% in this matchup. They shot 38.1% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 21 and ended up going 26 out of 30 from the free throw line (86.7%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, TCU allowed West Virginia to collect 39 overall (17 offensive).
Mike Miles pitched in for the Horned Frogs for this game. He made 4 of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 36.4%, and had 2 rebounds. Miles totaled 15 points in his 38 mins of playing time and earned 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else that was important for TCU was Kevin Samuel. He walked away with no assists in his 20 mins played, and he knocked down 5 out of 7 from the floor. Samuel ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor while also totaling 12 points and 8 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (-7) and under 140 points
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