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TCU vs Texas Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Horned Frogs vs Longhorns Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Longhorns
  • Where: Austin at Moody Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: TCU +6.5, TCU +229 | TX -284 O/U 142.5

Horned Frogs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Texas, the TCU Horned Frogs will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 13-2. On the road, the Horned Frogs will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 2-0. So far, the Horned Frogs have been the underdog 3 times, going 3-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

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TCU’s leading scorer this season is Mike Miles Jr., who is averaging 19.75 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 20.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.92 rebounds per game and 3.08 assists. Emanuel Miller is the second leading scorer for the Horned Frogs, averaging 13.5 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 34.1% 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.

Longhorns Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs TCU, the Texas Longhorns will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 13-2. Currently, the Longhorns have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 11-2. The Longhorns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Texas has been favored to win in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 13-2.

Texas will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marcus Carr who is averaging 17.73 points per game for the Longhorns. Carr 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 Longhorns’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrese Hunter who has hit 41.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.6 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas this season, as they are currently ranked 295th in college basketball at 68.3 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 Longhorns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 354th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Texas Longhorns -6.5

Heading into this matchup, the oddmakers have the Texas Longhorns as the -6.5 point favorites over the TCU Horned Frogs. Even though this will be a tough road matchup for the Longhorns’, look for a strong defensive effort to lead them to a victory. When it comes to getting a bet down on the spread, we see TCU struggling with their outside shot, as this has been a trend all season long. On the other side, even though the Texas also hasn’t been lighting it up from downtown, our projections show them putting together a good offensive performance. For today’s game, our recommendation is to take Texas laying the points.

 


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