TCU vs. Oklahoma - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma Sooners (18-12) at TCU Horned Frogs (16-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +1 -- Over/Under: 132
The Oklahoma Sooners (18-12, 8-9 Big 12) travel to Forth Worth, TX to take on the TCU Horned Frogs (16-14, 7-10 Big 12) in a Big 12 Conference showdown at Schollmaier Arena. The last time these teams met, Oklahoma crushed TCU 83-63 as a 3-point home favorite.
Oklahoma is 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games. Oklahoma is 2-6 straight up and 4-4 against the spread in conference road games. On the road, Oklahoma has scored 68 points per game and allowed 72.4 points per game to opponents, and the Sooners have shot 40.8% from the field, 34.2% from 3 and 73.4% from the free-throw line in those games.
Oklahoma has lost 4 of its last 6 games, and the Sooners were beaten by Texas 51-52 as a 7-point home favorite in their last match-up. Oklahoma is ranked 37th by KenPom, with the 67th ranked offense and 26th ranked defense in the country. Oklahoma is led by Senior forward Kristian Doolittle, who averages 15.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2 assists per game, and Junior forward Brady Manek, who averages 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
TCU is 3-7 straight up and 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. TCU is 6-2 straight up and 5-3 against the spread in conference home games this season. At home, TCU has scored 70.4 points per game and surrendered 60.5 points per game to opponents, and the Horned Frogs have shot 44.7% from the field, 37.3% from 3 and 63.7% from the free-throw line in those games.
TCU has won 3 f their last 5 games, and they were beaten by Kansas 65-76 as 16-point road underdogs in their last game. TCU is ranked 82nd by KenPom, with the 111th ranked offense and 67th ranked defense in the country. TCU is led by Senior guard Desmond Bane, who averages 16.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, and Sophomore Center Kevin Samuel, who averages 10 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma is 8-2 straight up and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games against TCU, and the over is 5-3-2 during that stretch. The under is 6-4 in the last 10 games for Oklahoma and the over is 5-4-1 in the last 10 for TCU.
TCU has been pretty good at home this season, and Oklahoma just suffered a significant disappointment, losing to rival Texas on their Senior Night at home in their last game. I think Oklahoma will be playing angry on Saturday, and that doesn’t bode well for a TCU squad that doesn’t have the talent to match up with Oklahoma. I’ll take the Sooners on the road.