West Virginia vs. TCU - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (14-4) at West Virginia Mountaineers (15-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the TCU Horned Frogs face off on Saturday at WVU Coliseum in Big 12 college basketball action.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 15-3 this season and they are ranked 17th in the nation. WVU is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 41.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Juwan Staten is averaging 15 points per game to lead the Mountaineers. Devin Williams is averaging 10.8 points and 7.7 rebounds, Jonathan Holton is averaging 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Jevon Carter is averaging 8.3 points. West Virginia is 6-2 at home this season and 3-2 in Big 12 play.
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The TCU Horned Frogs are 14-4 this season but they have lost four of their last five games. TCU is averaging 70.4 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.7 points and their opponents are shooting 34.7 percent. Kyan Anderson is averaging 13.2 points per game to lead the Horned Frogs. Trey Ziegler is averaging 8.6points, Kenrich Williams is averaging 8.2 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Karviar Shepherd is averaging 6.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. TCU is 2-1 on the road this season.
West Virginia is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, and 7-15 against the spread following a loss. TCU is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 1-4 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.
This game figures to be closer than this number and while I see it as a less than strong play I will take the points with TCU.