TCU vs. Tennessee State - 12/29/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee State Tigers (2-11) at TCU Horned Frogs (12-0)
College Basketball: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee State Tigers and TCU Horned Frogs play Monday night at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The Tennessee State Tigers have lost 10 straight games and are playing their ninth true road game. On the season, Tennessee State is averaging 53.7 points on 36.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Marcus Roper is averaging 11.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Jay Harris is averaging 11.4 points and 2.1 assists. Xavier Richards is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Darreon Reddick is shooting 36.7 percent from the field. The Tennessee State Tigers are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, which includes 55.6 percent from the free throw line and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Tennessee State is forcing 11.5 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 32.3 percent from deep.
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The TCU Horned Frogs are undefeated and play for the first time in a week. On the season, TCU is averaging 76.5 points on 49.3 percent shooting and is allowing 54.3 points on 34.6 percent shooting. Kyan Anderson is averaging 13.2 points and 4.4 assists while Kenrich Williams is averaging 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Karviar Shepherd is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Amric Fields is shooting 59.5 percent from the field. The TCU Horned Frogs are a deep offensive team with seven different players averaging at least seven points while they’re shooting 63.3 percent from the line and 39.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, TCU is forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 34.2 percent from deep. TCU is also grabbing close to 40 rebounds per contest.
The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Horned Frogs are 22-47 ATS in their last 69 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games.
Tennessee Tech has been getting crushed by teams far less talented than TCU. Look for this game to be another blowout, as the Horned Frogs roll here.