TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 3/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+3)
T-Mobile Center is the site where the Texas Longhorns (23-8) will try to beat the TCU Horned Frogs (20-11) on Friday. Texas opens this game as 3-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 148.
The TCU Horned Frogs took the court against Oklahoma and took a loss by a score of 74-60 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Horned Frogs walked away with 18 and Oklahoma accumulated 14 personal fouls. They also made 7 out of their 20 tries from 3-point range. Oklahoma ended up shooting 73.9% from the free throw line by making 17 of 23 shots. Additionally, Oklahoma snagged 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Oklahoma earned 13 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. When discussing defense, TCU allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 25 of 50 shooting. They also recorded 7 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled 24 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs buried 7 of their 11 shots for a percentage of 63.6%. TCU finished with a 37.7% FG percentage (23 out of 61) and knocked down 7 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Mike Miles is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He racked up 17 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. He shot 53.8% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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TCU will take the court with a win-loss record of 20-11 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 75.5 points per outing (91st in the nation) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Horned Frogs are hitting 29.6% on 3-pointers (161 of 544) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, TCU is pulling in 35.7 boards per contest and has accumulated 506 dimes this year, which is 25th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.1 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Horned Frogs are able to force 15.6 turnovers every game while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 254th in college basketball in giving up assists with 435 surrendered so far this year. The Horned Frogs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.5% (768 of 1,805) and they concede 34.3 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 31.1% from 3-point land while they are 119th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.0).
In their last game, the Texas Longhorns went home victorious with a score of 75-59 when they faced Kansas. The Longhorns were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 35 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. Kansas earned 20 fouls for this contest which got the Longhorns to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to make 19 of them for a clip of 79.2%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Texas made 6 of 21 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Longhorns ended up going 25 out of 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.5%. The Longhorns permitted Kansas to bury 21 out of their 58 tries from the field which had them sitting at 36.2% for the contest. They went 31.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 10 out of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounding, Texas allowed Kansas to collect 27 in all (5 offensive).
Sir'Jabari Rice was important for the Longhorns in this game. He tallied 23 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood and totaled 2 assists in this game. He made 9 of 14 for this contest for a rate of 64.3%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Texas has a win-loss mark of 23-8 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Longhorns are shooting 47.1% from the floor, which ranks 47th in college hoops. Texas has accumulated 2,444 points for the season (78.8 per contest) and they pull in 34.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 16.6 times per contest (15th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game. The Longhorns are responsible for committing 18.0 fouls per game and they go 74.9% from the charity stripe.
The Texas defense concedes 33.3% on shots from distance (205 of 616) and opponents are making 72.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.6 assists and 34.7 rebounds every game, which is ranked 97th and 226th in the nation. The Longhorns on the defensive end are ranked 140th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 68.7. They are able to force 16.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.7% from the floor (120th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+3)
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