TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Lloyd Noble Center is the location where the Oklahoma Sooners (14-16) will take on the TCU Horned Frogs (20-10) on Saturday.
The TCU Horned Frogs played Texas and went home with a win by a final score of 75-73 in their last game. TCU ended the game with a 46.4% field goal percentage (26 of 56) and made 5 out of their 13 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Horned Frogs buried 18 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 78.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 dimes for the game as well as forcing 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In reference to defense, TCU allowed their opponent to shoot 39.1% from the field on 25 of 64 shooting. Texas distributed 19 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Texas pulled down 28 rebounds (11 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Texas finished the game shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe by making 15 of 19 tries. They made 8 out of their 22 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Horned Frogs ended up with 19 and Texas racked up 18 personal fouls.
Damion Baugh is one player who came through for the matchup. He racked up 24 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played for 38 minutes played and also totaled 5 boards. He finished the contest at 58.3% from the floor and also distributed 9 assists.
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TCU comes into this matchup with a mark of 20-10 this season. They turn the ball over 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, TCU is grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 499 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 16th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Horned Frogs are connecting on 29.3% on shots from distance (154 of 525) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.0 pts per game (78th in the nation) while shooting 46.5% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Horned Frogs have forced 15.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 personal fouls. They give up 30.9% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 119th in the country in opponents points per game (67.8). The Horned Frogs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.3% (743 of 1,755) and they relinquish 34.1 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 268th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 422 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Oklahoma Sooners went home defeated by a final of 85-69 when they played Kansas State. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma allowed Kansas State to pull down 33 in all (9 offensive). They finished shooting 47.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 9 out of 19 and finished the game at 12 out of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). The Sooners permitted Kansas State to convert 32 out of 60 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.3% for the game. Overall, the Sooners finished shooting 25 out of 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1%. Concerning shots from downtown, Oklahoma buried 8 of 20 attempts (40.0%). They were able to bury 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 84.6%. Kansas State had 14 fouls for the matchup which got the Sooners to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Sooners were able to corral 18 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 22 in this contest.
Milos Uzan ended up being a major contributor for the Sooners for this game. He scored 20 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 assists for the matchup. He made 7 out of 16 for the contest giving him a rate of 43.8%, and had 3 rebounds.
Oklahoma has a win-loss mark of 14-16 this season. The Sooners have committed 16.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per game (170th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. Oklahoma has totaled 2,042 points for the campaign (68.1 per game) and they pull in 32.3 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Sooners are shooting 46.4% from the field, which has them ranked 77th in the nation.
The Oklahoma defense allows 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (165 of 528) and their opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 10.8 dimes and 32.5 total boards per game, ranking them 47th and 84th in Division 1. The Sooners on the defensive end are ranked 124th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.1. They are able to force 10.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the field (185th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma
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