TCU Horned Frogs vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The TCU Horned Frogs (12-1) are hitting the road to Ferrell Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Baylor Bears (10-3).
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against Texas Tech and walked away with a win by a score of 67-61 in their last game. TCU finished the contest having earned a 40.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 62) and made 2 of their 14 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs knocked down 15 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 33 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for the contest while forcing 22 turnovers and earning 14 steals. When discussing defense, TCU allowed their opponent to shoot 42.3% from the floor on 22 out of 52 shooting. Texas Tech dished out 12 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. Furthermore, Texas Tech had 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Texas Tech shot 50.0% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 18 tries. They knocked down 8 out of their 23 tries from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Horned Frogs ended up walking away with 13 and Texas Tech racked up 18 personal fouls.
Mike Miles is one player who was a factor in this matchup. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. He played for 34 mins played but ended the game without a board. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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TCU enters this one with a record of 12-1 for the campaign. They turn it over 11.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, TCU is collecting 39.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 220 assists on the year, which has them ranked 75th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are hitting 29.2% on shots from 3-point land (73 of 250) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.1 points per outing (63rd in college basketball) while hitting 45.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Horned Frogs are forcing 17.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They are 68th in D-1 in allowing assists with 153 relinquished for the season. The Horned Frogs are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.9% (293 of 754) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 28.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 32nd in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (61.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Baylor Bears took a loss by a final score of 77-62 when they played Iowa State. The Bears collected 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 26 for the game. They turned it over 19 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. Iowa State earned 21 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bears to the free throw line for 23 shots. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 73.9%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Baylor made 5 out of 22 tries (22.7%). Overall, the Bears shot 20 for 53 from the floor which had them shooting 37.7%. The Bears permitted Iowa State to bury 26 of their 52 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% for the game. They finished 43.5% from 3-point land by hitting 10 out of 23 and ended up shooting 15 out of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Baylor permitted Iowa State to pull down 27 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Adam Flagler ended up being a major contributor for the Bears in the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 13 for the contest for a rate of 46.2%, and had 4 rebounds. He earned 20 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 dimes in the matchup.
Baylor has a win-loss record of 10-3 for the season. The Bears have committed 18.0 fouls per game and they go 71.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 16.6 times per contest (27th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest. Baylor has accumulated 1,031 pts so far this season (79.3 per contest) and they pull down 36.5 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bears are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is 91st in Division 1.
The Baylor defense gives up 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (91 of 265) and their opponents are converting on 68.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 14.2 assists and 31.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 289th and 32nd in the country. The Bears on defense are ranked 118th in D-1 in points given up per game with 66.3. They have forced 16.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (179th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU
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