TCU vs. Kansas State - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas State Wildcats (13-13) at TCU Horned Frogs (15-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs play Wednesday at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.
The Kansas State Wildcats really need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, KSU is averaging 64 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 14 points and two assists while Nino Williams is averaging 11.6 points and five rebounds. Thomas Gipson is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Edwards is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats have four players averaging at least 6.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 35.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The TCU Horned Frogs also need a big win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, TCU is averaging 68.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 60 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Kyan Anderson is averaging 13.1 points and 4.1 assists while Trey Zeigler is averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Kenrich Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Amric Fields is shooting 53.2 percent from the field. The TCU Horned Frogs have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 60.1 percent from the line and 32.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, TCU is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Wildcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a ATS win. The Horned Frogs are 24-52 ATS in their last 76 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both clubs are coming off upsets against ranked teams and would love to get another victory here. And while it's hard to trust TCU during its losing stretch and brutal run ATS at home, I'm going to side with the home team and small chalk. Kansas State is just as inconsistent, and I think the home court provides the advantage here.