California Golden Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: The Arena at Northwest FL St in Niceville, FL
TV: Hulu Live TV
The California Golden Bears (0-5) are headed to The Arena at Northwest FL St on Friday where they will meet the TCU Horned Frogs (3-1).
The California Golden Bears faced off with Texas State and went home with a loss by a final score of 59-55 in their last contest. California walked away from the game with a 41.3% FG percentage (19 out of 46) and converted 7 of their 16 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Golden Bears converted 10 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 12 assists in this game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and having 3 steals. With regard to the defense, California let their opponent shoot 33.9% from the field on 19 out of 56 shooting. Texas State recorded 7 assists and had 5 steals for the game. On top of that, Texas State snagged 28 rebounds (11 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Texas State finished 69.6% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 23 attempts. They knocked down 5 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Golden Bears ended up finishing with 22 while Texas State had 16 fouls.
Lars Thiemann is a player who played a role in the game. He walked away with 15 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and totaled 11 boards. He ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and distributed 1 assist.
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California comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 0-5 this season. They have an average of 60.4 pts per contest (349th in the nation) while hitting 41.1% from the floor. The Golden Bears are shooting 32.2% on 3-point shots (28 of 87) and 75.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, California is grabbing 32.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 52 dimes this season, which is 291st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 16.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.6 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Golden Bears are forcing 11.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 169th in the nation in allowing assists with 57 relinquished on the campaign. The Golden Bears defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.6% (114 of 274) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 150th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (67.0).
For their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs got the win with a final of 95-60 when they played UL Monroe. When it comes to team rebounding, TCU allowed UL Monroe to get 26 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 28.6% from distance by going 6 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 18 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Horned Frogs allowed UL Monroe to make 20 of 66 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 30.3% in the game. When all was said and done, the Horned Frogs ended up going 34 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.1%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, TCU knocked down 10 of their 20 attempts (50.0%). They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 89.5%. UL Monroe was called for 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The Horned Frogs recorded 30 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the matchup.
JaKobe Coles was important for the Horned Frogs in this game. He made 6 out of 11 for this contest for a rate of 54.5%, and earned 7 rebounds. He racked up 15 points in his 21 mins on the court and added 1 assist for this game.
TCU has a win-loss mark of 3-1 so far this season. The Horned Frogs commit 13.8 fouls every game and they go 73.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.5 times per game (34th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per game. TCU has scored 308 pts for the season (77.0 per game) and they snag 42.5 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Horned Frogs are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks 231st in D-1.
The TCU defense allows 34.8% from downtown (31 of 89) and opponents are knocking down 68.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.3 assists and 34.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 241st and 173rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Horned Frogs on defense are ranked 120th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 65.5. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.5% from the field (69th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU
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