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TCU vs Gonzaga Pick & Preview: Sunday, March 19th Betting Odds

Horned Frogs vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: TCU Horned Frogs at Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • Where: Denver at Ball Arena
  • Date: Sunday, March 19th
  • Betting Odds: TCU +4.5, TCU +162 | GNZG -199 O/U 156.5

Horned Frogs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Gonzaga, the TCU Horned Frogs will be taking the floor for the 34th time this season and have an overall record of 21-12. So far, the Horned Frogs have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 5-8. For the season, TCU has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 5-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Horned Frogs being +4.5 point underdogs.

TCU’s leading scorer this season is Mike Miles Jr., who is averaging 17.28 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 17.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.76 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists. Emanuel Miller is the second leading scorer for the Horned Frogs, averaging 12.43 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 32.4% 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.

Bulldogs Preview:

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their 34th win of the season and are in the middle of a 9 game win streak. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 22 times, sitting with a record of 19-3. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Gonzaga has been favored to win in 30 games, sitting with a mark of 27-3.

Drew Timme comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 20.88 points per contest. Not only has Timme been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Gonzaga’s top rebounder at 7.33 boards per contest. Behind Timme, the team has benefited from the strong play of Julian Strawther, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.12 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.3% of his shots and is adding 5.94 boards per game.

Through 33 games, Gonzaga has been playing well on offense, averaging 87.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bulldogs’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.38 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Gonzaga Bulldogs -4.5

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the TCU Horned Frogs and Gonzaga Bulldogs is to get money down on the Gonzaga to win an cover as -4.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.38 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Gonzaga Bulldogs at -4.5.