Utah Utes vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 12/8/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
The TCU Horned Frogs (6-1) will try to defeat the Utah Utes (6-2) at Dickies Arena on Wednesday.
The Utah Utes faced California and earned the victory with a final of 66-58 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Utes finished with 13 while California racked up 17 fouls. They also converted 4 of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc. California finished the game shooting 61.5% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of 13 shots. Additionally, California pulled down 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. California earned 7 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Concerning defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 40.4% from the floor on 23 of 57 shooting. They also distributed 13 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Utes converted 12 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Utah walked away from the contest having earned a 38.3% field goal percentage (23 of 60) and buried 8 of 25 shots from beyond the arc.
Both Gach is a guy who had an impact in this game. He went 70.0% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. He played 30 minutes and totaled 6 boards. He accounted for 19 points on 7 out of 10 shooting.
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Utah heads into this game with a mark of 6-2 so far this year. They currently have an average of 73.5 pts per contest (152nd in D-1) while hitting 42.4% from the field. The Utes are hitting 32.3% on three-point attempts (62 of 192) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Utah is grabbing 41.5 boards per game and has totaled 112 dimes for the season, which is 186th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 14.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Utes are forcing 9.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 64th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 82 conceded so far this year. The Utes are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.5% (197 of 487) and they concede 35.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 25.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 98th in D-1 in opponents points per game (64.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the TCU Horned Frogs got the victory with a final of 71-63 when they faced Oral Roberts. The Horned Frogs earned 26 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for this contest. They coughed it up 10 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. Oral Roberts was called for 10 personal fouls for this contest which got the Horned Frogs to the charity stripe for 9 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of those for a clip of 55.6%. When it comes to three-point shots, TCU buried 6 out of their 20 attempts (30.0%). In all, the Horned Frogs finished shooting 30 for 68 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.1%. The Horned Frogs permitted Oral Roberts to convert 24 of 59 attempts from the field which had them at 40.7% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 45.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 31 and finished the game at 1 out of 3 at the free throw line (33.3%). When it comes to rebounding, TCU permitted Oral Roberts to pull down 32 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Damion Baugh was important for the Horned Frogs for this contest. He converted 6 out of 8 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and tallied 4 rebounds. He recorded 13 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for the matchup.
TCU has a win-loss record of 6-1 so far this year. The Horned Frogs are responsible for committing 12.4 fouls per game and they go 66.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.7 times per game (158th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.4 times per contest. TCU has accumulated 501 points for the year (71.6 per game) and they collect 43.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Horned Frogs are hitting on 42.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 258th in college basketball.
The Horned Frogs are ranked 49th in the country in points allowed per game with 60.7. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.7% from the floor (86th in D-1). The TCU defense allows 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (57 of 169) and their opponents are converting on 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 12.7 assists and 31.6 rebounds every game, ranking them 198th and 64th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take TCU and under the total points
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