Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. TCU Horned Frogs - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (17-12) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (17-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The TCU Horned Frogs will travel to the Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The TCU Horned Frogs dropped to 17-12 (4-12 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the 16th ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 67-60, this past Saturday. TCU shot 41.5% from the field and 35.3% (6-17) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was Trey Zeigler who had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. TCU is ranked 121st in the RPI Standings and has played the 130th ranked SOS. On the season, the Horned Frogs have been led by Kyan Anderson (13.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 4.3 apg) and Trey Zeigler (9.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.2 apg). TCU is averaging 68.2 ppg (ranked 158th) on 43.7% shooting (ranked 164th). The Horned Frogs average 11.9 turnovers per game (ranked 94th) however, they shoot just 60.7 (ranked 342nd). TCU is holding their opponents to an average of 60.6 ppg (ranked 39th) on 38.9% shooting (ranked 25th). The Horned Frogs pull down 37.17 total rpg (ranked 50th) and average 5.4 bpg (ranked 16th).
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys dropped to 17-11 (7-9 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 63-62, this past Saturday. Oklahoma State shot 43.8% from the field and 42.9% (9-21) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Cowboys was Le'Bryan Nash who had 19 points, 2 rebounds, and 5 assists. Oklahoma State is ranked 46th in the RPI Standings and has played the 19th ranked SOS. On the season, the Cowboys have been led by Le'Bryan Nash (16.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.0 apg) and Phil Forte III (15.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.0 spg). Oklahoma State is averaging 67.3 ppg (ranked 173rd) on 43.8% shooting (ranked 156th). The Cowboys average 6.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 122nd) and shoot 72.8% from the free-throw line (ranked 50th). Oklahoma State is holding their opponents to an average of 61.3 ppg (ranked 56th) on 39.6% shooting (ranked 41th). The Cowboys average 8.2 spg (ranked 20th) and have a turnover margin of 1.7 (ranked 63rd).
The Horned Frogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games however, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
TCU has been playing well since Mid-Feb as although they dropped a close won at Oklahoma, they've still won 3 of their last 5 games including a 70-55 win over Oklahoma State on Feb 14th. Oklahoma State has struggled since the loss at TCU as they've lost 4 straight games including the recent tough loss on the road at Texas Tech. Although Oklahoma State has dropped their last 4, they still are in contention for NCAA tournament but they need to win this game at home against TCU. I expect to be a close game earlier, but I don't see Phil Forte III going scoreless in this one and that the Cowboys will pull away late on Senior Day to cover this spread. Take Oklahoma State to cover.