West Virginia Mountaineers vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: West Virginia (-9)
The TCU Horned Frogs (11-9) host the West Virginia Mountaineers (15-6) at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Tuesday. West Virginia opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The over/under is set at 147.5.
West Virginia will take the court with a win-loss record of 15-6 so far this season. The Mountaineers are shooting 37.4% on 3-point shots (156 of 417) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.8 points per outing (55th in the nation) on 43.2% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.8 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 16.3 fouls per game. As a unit, West Virginia is pulling down 38.9 boards per contest and has totaled 291 dimes this year, which is 102nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 20.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 272nd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 288 surrendered this season. The Mountaineers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.9% (560 of 1,277) and they concede 35.6 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 32.6% on 3-pointers and they are 236th in the nation in points per game allowed (72.4).
The West Virginia Mountaineers played the Texas Longhorns and earned the victory with a final of 84-82 in their last contest. West Virginia ended the contest with a 44.4% field goal percentage (24 of 54) and converted 10 out of their 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Mountaineers made 26 of their 37 shots for a rate of 70.3%. With respect to rebounding, they earned a total of 30 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 8 assists in the game in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. When talking about defending, West Virginia allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the floor on 24 of 54 shooting. Texas earned 17 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, the Longhorns totaled 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Texas ended up going 40.0% at the free throw line by making 4 of 10 tries. They buried 14 of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Miles McBride is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins played and also totaled 3 rebounds. McBride ended up going 41.7% from the field and recorded 4 dimes. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Mountaineers was Sean McNeil. He pulled down 3 rebounds and accumulated 2 assists. He finished 71.4% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 5-of-7 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, McNeil played 21 min.
TCU has a mark of 11-9 for the campaign. TCU has scored 1,366 pts on the season (68.3 per contest) and they average 35.5 boards per game. The Horned Frogs are responsible for committing 15.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.3% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Horned Frogs are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which has them ranked 183rd in college basketball. They are assisting teammates 13.2 times per contest (174th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.8 times per game. The Horned Frogs defensively are ranked 199th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 70.7. They concede 15.0 dimes and 34.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 301st and 147th in college basketball. The TCU defense surrenders 32.3% on three-point shots (131 of 406) and their opponents are converting on 68.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 11.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (229th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the TCU Horned Frogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 62-54 when they played the Kansas State Wildcats. The Horned Frogs recorded 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 30 for this contest. They also turned away 6 tries while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Wildcats committed 18 fouls in this game which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 87.0%. When discussing shots from downtown, TCU converted 4 out of their 18 attempts (22.2%). When the game finished, the Horned Frogs went 15 for 47 from the field which had them sitting at 31.9%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Wildcats to convert 23 of 57 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.4% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 35.7% from behind the 3-point line via 5 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). With respect to how they rebounded, TCU allowed Kansas State to pull down 32 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
RJ Nembhard was important for the Horned Frogs for the matchup. He converted 3 of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 27.3%, which got him 14 points. Nembhard collected 4 boards in his 36 minutes played and had 2 dimes in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for TCU was Mike Miles. He ended up finishing with 13 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood by way of 3 out of 13 from the floor in this contest. Miles ended up shooting 23.1% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take West Virginia (-9)
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