TCU Horned Frogs vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 3/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+5)
The TCU Horned Frogs (22-12) are en route to Ball Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-5). Gonzaga opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The total has been set at 157.5.
The TCU Horned Frogs took the court against Arizona State and notched a win by a score of 72-70 in their last contest. TCU finished with a 35.5% field goal percentage (22 out of 62) and converted 8 out of their 23 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs knocked down 20 of 27 shots for a percentage of 74.1%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 34 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists for this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning the defense, TCU allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the floor on 25 of 52 shooting. Arizona State distributed 10 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. Furthermore, Arizona State pulled down 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Arizona State shot 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 12 of 18 tries. They also made 8 out of their 17 tries from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Horned Frogs walked away with 20 while Arizona State racked up 21 fouls.
Mike Miles is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished with 26 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field and recorded 3 assists.
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TCU heads into this one with a win-loss record of 22-12 on the campaign. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, TCU is collecting 35.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 549 assists for the campaign, which ranks 16th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are hitting 30.8% on 3-pointers (188 of 611) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.1 pts per game (95th in D-1) while hitting 45.4% from the floor.
Defensively, the Horned Frogs are able to force 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.8% on three-point shots and they are ranked 118th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (68.0). The Horned Frogs defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.7% (841 of 1,971) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 307th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 466 surrendered this year.
When they last played, the Gonzaga Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 82-70 when they played Grand Canyon. With respect to how they attacked the glass, Gonzaga permitted Grand Canyon to grab 22 in total (4 offensive). They shot 37.5% from three-point range by connecting on 9 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 7 from the free throw line (71.4%). The Bulldogs allowed Grand Canyon to convert 28 of 65 tries from the field which had them at 43.1% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs finished shooting 30 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.6%. Regarding three-point attempts, Gonzaga buried 7 out of their 15 tries (46.7%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.9%. Grand Canyon had 16 fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Bulldogs were able to corral 28 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this contest.
Julian Strawther ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for the contest. He converted 9 of 15 in the matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. He accumulated 28 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this contest.
Gonzaga has a win-loss record of 29-5 for the campaign. The Bulldogs are committing 16.7 fouls per game and they connect on 70.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.5 times per game (14th in the country) and they turn it over 10.6 times per contest. Gonzaga has scored 2,970 points on the year (87.4 per game) and they average 36.6 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are connecting on 52.9% from the field, which ranks 1st in the country.
The Gonzaga defense gives up 34.7% on 3-point attempts (279 of 803) and their opposition knocks down 73.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.0 assists and 31.2 boards per contest, which has them ranked 123rd and 30th in those defensive categories. The Bulldogs are ranked 264th in the country in points given up per game with 72.8. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (222nd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Gonzaga (-5)
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