TCU vs. Tennessee - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (10-10) at TCU Horned Frogs (9-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm (TCU Recreation Center)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.
The Tennessee Volunteers need a win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 78.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kevin Punter is averaging 22.9 points and 3.6 assists while Robert Hubbs III is averaging 12.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Armani Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Baulkman is dishing two assists. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Vols are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Volunteers have lost nine of their last 12 road games.
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The TCU Horned Frogs need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 68.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Vladimir Brodziansky is averaging 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while Malique Trent is averaging 11.2 points and 2.8 assists. Chauncey Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Karviar Shepherd is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Horned Frogs are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have won 10 of their last 16 home games.
The Volunteers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big 12. The Horned Frogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Tennessee is the more talented team but is also a squad that's lost to a lot of medicore teams on the road this season. TCU isn't as bad as its record, it just plays in a brutal conference with loaded rosters. In a toss up game, I like the Horned Frogs to get a feel good victory at home.