TCU vs Texas NCAAB Preview and Prediction 3/01/23

TCU vs Texas NCAAB Preview and Prediction 3/01/23

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Longhorns money line +435
Longhorns spread +9.5 (-110)
Horned Frogs money line +360
Horned Frogs spread -9.5 (-110)
Over / under 148.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Texas Longhorns TCU Horned Frogs
Record 22-7 19-10
Road / home record 4-5 12-4
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 79.00 75.00
Points allowed per game 68.00 67.00
Rebounds per game 35.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 32.00 34.00
Over / under record 16-11-2 16-13
 

Preview

Two Big 12 rivals, the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs, face off in what promises to be an exciting and high-scoring game. The Longhorns are coming off a tough loss to Baylor, while the Horned Frogs are riding a wave of momentum after a thrilling win over Texas Tech. Both teams have impressive records, and they will be looking to secure a victory to bolster their chances of making it to the NCAA tournament.

 

Texas Longhorns

The TCU Horned Frogs have had a strong season, with an overall record of 19-10 and a conference record of 8-8. They are currently ranked fifth in the Big 12, just behind Kansas State. The Horned Frogs also have a high-scoring offense, averaging 76.1 points per game. Senior forward E. Miller is their leading scorer, averaging 12.7 points per game, while also contributing 6.4 rebounds per game.

Another key player for TCU is senior guard D. Baugh, who is a solid playmaker and defender. He is averaging 6.0 assists per game, which is one of the best in the Big 12, and is also contributing 2.8 rebounds per game. Baugh's ability to set up his teammates will be critical in this game, as Texas has several strong defenders in their lineup.

TCU's defense has also been solid this season, allowing an average of just 67.6 points per game. They have several strong defenders, including senior guard M. Miles, who is averaging 1.9 steals per game. However, the Horned Frogs' defense has also been inconsistent at times, and they will need to step up against a high-powered Texas offense.

 

TCU Horned Frogs

The Texas Longhorns have had a solid season so far, with an overall record of 22-7 and a conference record of 11-5. They are currently ranked second in the Big 12, just behind Kansas. The Longhorns have a high-powered offense, averaging 79.2 points per game, which is one of the best in the conference. Junior guard M. Carr leads the team in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game, while also contributing 4.1 assists per game.

Another key player for Texas is senior forward T. Allen, who is a strong rebounder and defender. He is averaging 5.6 rebounds per game and has a season-high of 13 rebounds in a game. Allen's ability to control the boards will be critical in this game, as TCU has several strong rebounders in their lineup.

Texas' defense has been solid this season, allowing an average of just 68.8 points per game. They have several strong defenders, including senior forward K. Jones, who is averaging 1.6 steals per game. However, the Longhorns' defense has been inconsistent at times, and they will need to step up against a potent TCU offense.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Texas are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games.

Texas are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.

Texas are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against TCU.

Texas are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against TCU.

Texas are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games when playing on the road against TCU.

TCU are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of TCU's last 6 games.

TCU are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of TCU's last 5 games against Texas.

TCU are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games at home.

 

Prediction

Both Texas and TCU have shown that they are capable of putting up big numbers on the scoreboard, and they will be looking to outscore each other in this game.

One of the key factors in our prediction is the strength of both teams' offenses. Texas and TCU both have multiple players who can score from anywhere on the court, and they have shown that they can put up big numbers against even the toughest defenses. Additionally, both teams have been playing with a lot of confidence recently, and they will be looking to continue their strong play in this game.

Another factor that could contribute to a high-scoring game is the potential for a fast-paced tempo. Both Texas and TCU have shown that they are comfortable playing at a high tempo, and they will be looking to push the pace in this game. This could lead to more possessions and scoring opportunities for both teams.

Finally, the defensive performances of both teams have been somewhat inconsistent this season. While they have both had strong defensive performances at times, they have also shown vulnerabilities on that end of the court. This could lead to more scoring opportunities for the opposing team, and contribute to a high-scoring game.

In conclusion, we predict that the game between Texas and TCU will be a high-scoring affair, with both teams putting up big numbers on the scoreboard. The total will go over the 149.5 point mark, as both teams have the offensive firepower and confidence to put up a lot of points in this game.

 

PICK: TCU -9.5 (-110)

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