TCU vs. Kansas State - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas State Wildcats (9-15) at TCU Horned Frogs (13-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5
The Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.
The Kansas State Wildcats need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 64.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Xavier Sneed is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Cartier Diarra is averaging 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Makol Mawien is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Mike McGuirl is dishing 2.1 assists. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have lost six straight road games.
The TCU Horned Frogs need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 72.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 15.9 points and 3.5 assists while RJ Nembhard is averaging 12.4 points and four rebounds. Kevin Samuel is the third double-digit scorer and Edric Dennis is dishing 3.6 assists. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have split their last four home games.
The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Kansas State Wildcats come into this game struggling mightily offensively, and those trends continue on the road where they lose by an average of 8.3 points and shoot 36.9 percent from the field. The TCU Horned Frogs have obvious clear issues of their own, but they still win at home by an average of 10.1 points and beat Kansas State on the road last month. In a battle between two struggling teams, I'll lay the bucket with the home team and take my chances.