TCU Horned Frogs vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 3/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+10)
Viejas Arena is the site where the Arizona Wildcats (32-3) will meet the TCU Horned Frogs (21-12) on Sunday. Arizona opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The over/under is 144.
The TCU Horned Frogs faced off with Seton Hall and earned the victory with a final of 69-42 in their last game. TCU ended the game having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 of 53) and buried 4 of 10 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Horned Frogs buried 11 of their 14 tries for a rate of 78.6%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 35 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to defense, TCU allowed 28.8% from the field on 15 of 52 shooting. Seton Hall totaled 9 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Furthermore, Seton Hall snagged 21 rebounds (4 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Seton Hall finished the contest at 54.5% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 11 attempts. They also buried 6 out of their 21 tries from distance. In regard to fouls, the Horned Frogs ended up finishing with 15 and Seton Hall totaled 17 fouls.
Damion Baugh is someone who had an impact in this game. He ended up going 55.6% from the field and also recorded 6 assists. He played 31 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. He notched 14 points on 5 out of 9 shooting.
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TCU comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 21-12 for the year. They are averaging 68.1 points per outing (258th in the nation) on 44.3% from the field. The Horned Frogs are hitting 30.5% on 3-pointers (182 of 596) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, TCU is pulling in 38.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 451 dimes for the year, which is 98th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.3 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Horned Frogs are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 245th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 425 conceded so far this year. The Horned Frogs are giving up a FG percentage of 41.9% (783 of 1,869) and they relinquish 30.2 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 31.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 39th in D-1 in opponents PPG (64.3).
The last time they took the court, the Arizona Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 87-70 when they faced Wright State. In relation to attacking the glass, Arizona permitted Wright State to get 22 in total (4 offensive). They finished 36.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 25 and ended up shooting 13 of 19 from the free throw line (68.4%). The Wildcats allowed Wright State to knock down 24 out of their 69 tries from the floor which had them shooting 34.8% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 33 for 60 from the field which had them at 55.0%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Arizona made 11 out of their 20 tries (55.0%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. Wright State was called for 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Wildcats were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this contest.
Christian Koloko ended up having an impact for the Wildcats for the contest. He scored 17 points in his 31 mins on the court and had 6 dimes in the game. He made 7 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a rate of 70.0%, and accumulated 13 rebounds.
Arizona has a win-loss record of 32-3 on the season. The Wildcats have committed 16.5 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 19.9 times per contest (1st in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. Arizona has tallied 2,962 points on the campaign (84.6 per game) and they average 41.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 49.7% from the floor, which is 3rd in the nation.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 134th in the country in points allowed per game with 67.6. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (11th in college hoops). The Arizona defense surrenders 32.8% on 3-pointers (258 of 787) and opponents are connecting on 67.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.8 dimes and 33.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 111th and 108th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (-10)
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