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Oklahoma vs TCU Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 24th Betting Odds

Sooners vs Horned Frogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Oklahoma Sooners at TCU Horned Frogs
  • Where: Fort Worth at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th
  • Betting Odds: Oklahoma +6.5, OKL +231 | TCU -295 O/U 137.5

Sooners Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Oklahoma Sooners are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 11-8. So far, the Sooners have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, Oklahoma has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Sooners being +6.5 point underdogs.

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Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 17.0 points per game for the Sooners. Sherfield is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sooners’ offensive game plan is the play of Tanner Groves who has hit 52.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.47 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma this season, as they are currently ranked 286th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sooners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 260th in the NCAA.

Horned Frogs Preview:

Through 19 games, the TCU Horned Frogs have an overall record of 15-4. So far this season, TCU has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Horned Frogs as the -6.5 point favorites. The Horned Frogs have been favored 13 times, going 11-2 straight up.

TCU’s leading scorer this season is Mike Miles Jr., who is averaging 18.88 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 20.47% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 3.38 assists. Emanuel Miller is the second leading scorer for the Horned Frogs, averaging 14.0 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 35.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for TCU this season, as they are currently ranked 298th in college basketball at 68.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Horned Frogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.4%, placing them 450th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners +6.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have TCU as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Oklahoma Sooners to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with TCU at 5.59 made 3’s per game compared to Oklahoma at 7.36. Look for Oklahoma to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Horned Frogs.

 


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