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TCU vs. West Virginia - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

West Virginia Mountaineers (12-1) at TCU Horned Frogs (13-0)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)

The Line: TCU Horned Frogs PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers and TCU Horned Frogs play Saturday afternoon at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The West Virginia Mountaineers have won five straight games and play their second true road game. On the season, West Virginia is averaging 78.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and is allowing 60.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Juwan Staten is averaging 16.1 points and 4.2 assists while Jonathan Holton is averaging 11 points and seven rebounds. Devin Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Jevon Carter is shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The West Virginia Mountaineers rely on their defense that has allowed 66 or less points in five of their last seven games and is averaging 13.5 steals, which are the most in the country. Offensively, WVU is shooting 66.3 percent from the free throw line and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc. West Virginia’s only true road game was against Northern Kentucky.

TCU vs. West Virginia - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The TCU Horned Frogs are the only undefeated Big 12 team left and play their first ranked team. On the season, TCU is averaging 75.2 points on 48.5 percent shooting and is allowing 53.2 points on 34.5 percent shooting. Kyan Anderson is averaging 13.4 points and 4.2 assists while Kenrich Williams is averaging 8.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Chris Washburn is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Amric Fields is shooting 59.6 percent from the field. The TCU Horned Frogs are a defensive team that’s allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and has allowed no more than 69 points in 12 of their 13 games. TCU is nearly producing a combined 13 steals and blocks per game. Offensively, TCU is shooting 62.6 percent from the line and 37.8 percent from downtown.

The Mountaineers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 22-48 ATS in their last 70 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Mountaineers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are a legit basketball team that puts relentless pressure on you defensively. I like the value of getting WVU as a pick em even though its a rare true road game. 

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