TCU vs. Texas - 1/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (13-4) at TCU Horned Frogs (14-3)
College Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs meet Monday at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.
The Texas Longhorns have split their last six games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Texas is averaging 70.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 56.8 points on 34.4 percent shooting. Myles Turner is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jonathan Holmes is averaging 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Isaiah Taylor is dishing 3.1 assists and Cameron Ridley is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are a defensive team that’s allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in 13 of their first 17 games. Offensively, Texas is shooting 73.8 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc. Texas is 2-2 SU this season on the road.
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The TCU Horned Frogs have split their last six games and look for their second Big 12 win. On the season, TCU is averaging 71.7 points on 47 percent shooting and is allowing 55.1 points on 34.3 percent shooting. Kyan Anderson is averaging 13.9 points and four assists while Trey Zeigler is averaging 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Kenrich Williams is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Karviar Shepherd is producing 6.4 rebounds. The TCU Horned Frogs are also a defensive team that’s allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of their last eight games. Offensively, TCU is shooting 62.3 percent from the line and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Texas Christian is 10-2 SU this season on its home court.
The Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 18-39 ATS in their last 57 vs. Big 12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
After what the Texas Longhorns did to West Virginia, I have no choice but to back this team in almost a pick em. When healthy, Texas is a nasty team that simply absuses squads in the paint. Give me the Longhorns.