TCU at Oklahoma: 1/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma Sooners (6-4) vs TCU Horned Frogs (9-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -8 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The TCU Horned Frogs will travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the Oklahoma Sooners this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The TCU Horned Frogs lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 9-4 on the season after being defeated by the 2nd ranked Baylor Bears, 67-49, this past Saturday. TCU led by a 28-27 margin at halftime, however, the offense struggled in the 2nd half against the tough Baylor defense and could not fight back after the Bears took a 56-44 lead with 7:13 left in regulation. TCU shot just 33.3% from the field and 31.6% from beyond the arc while allowing Baylor to shoot 45.5% from the field and 31.6% from beyond the arc. TCU outrebounded Baylor by a 38-32 margin, however, committed 22 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was Mike Miles who had 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, TCU is averaging 69.2 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 35.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, TCU has been led by RJ Nembhard (17.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.4 spg), Mike Miles (13.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.4 apg), Kevin Samuel (9.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.4 spg, 2.4 bpg), & PJ Fuller (6.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.5 apg).
Defensively, TCU is allowing their opponents to average 68.1 ppg on 43.5% shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs have a rebound margin of 1.7 and a turnover margin of -1.9.
The Oklahoma Sooners lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 6-4 on the season after being defeated by the 6th ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 63-59, this past Saturday. Oklahoma played Kansas tough on the road, however, the offense struggled against the Jayhawks and Kansas was able to hang on for the victory later after taking a 61-57 lead on a Jalen Wilson three-pointer with 1:31 left in regulation. Oklahoma shot 38.3% from the field and 30.0% from beyond the arc while Kansas shot 48.9% from the field and 30.0% from beyond the arc. Oklahoma won the turnover battle by a 16-9 margin, however, was outrebounded by Kansas by a 16-9 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Sooners was Austin Reaves who had 20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 77.4 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field. The Sooners are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 33.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Oklahoma has been led by Austin Reaves (16.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.1 apg), Brady Manek (13.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.0 bpg), De’Vion Harmon (10.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.4 spg), & Umoja Gibson (8.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing their opponents to average 70.6 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Sooners have a rebound margin of 2.0 and a turnover margin of 2.5.
The Horned Frogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, however, are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Oklahoma was able to defeat TCU earlier this season in a tight 82-78 battle and is a tough team at home, however, I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen from the Horned Frogs this season on the road as they are 2-0 in true road games (w/ a win at Oklahoma State) & 3-0 in neutral site games. TCU at times can struggle offensively however, they do have a solid scorer in RJ Nembhard and as I think the Horned Frogs can be competitive in this one, I’m taking TCU and the points. Good Luck!