TCU vs. Oklahoma - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) at TCU Horned Frogs (12-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Schollmaier Arena)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 174 See the Latest Odds
A pair of ranked teams go head-to-head in Big 12 college basketball action when the #12 Oklahoma Sooners take on the #10 TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday afternoon.
The #12 Oklahoma Sooners will look for another win to add to their current 8 game winning streak following their 104-78 victory over Northwestern last time out. Trae Young led the team with 31 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 8 triples and a game-high 12 assists, one assist shy of the entire team total for Northwestern in the game. Christian James came 2nd with 19 points on 6 of 8 shooting with 5 threes, while Brady Manek, Kameron McGusty and Jamuni McNeace each added 11 points to round out the scoring in double digits for the Sooners. Manek added a team-high 8 rebounds, while McNeace shot 5 of 6 from the floor with 5 rebounds and a blocks. Young leads Oklahoma by averaging a double-double per game, with 28.7 points and 10.4 assists per game, while Khadeem Lattin leads the team in rebounding with 7.5 rebounds per game this season. The Sooners boast the highest-scoring offense in the country, scoring 95.1 points per game on 50.6% shooting from the field, 38.8% from behind the arc and 74.8% from the foul line this season.
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The #10 TCU Horned Frogs will look for a big win to remain unbeaten after climbing to 12-0 this season thanks to an 86-75 victory over William & Mary in their last outing. Alex Robinson led the team with 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting, while Jaylen Fisher came right behind with 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 3 threes. JD Miller added 12 points, while Desmond Bane and Vladimir Brodziansky each chipped in 11 points to round out the scoring in double figures for TCU. Bane added a team-high 8 rebounds, while Brodziansky shot a perfect 4 of 4 from the field with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, a pair of steals and 3 blocks. Shawn Olden added a team-high 5 assists in the winning effort for the Horned Frogs. Kenrich Williams missed the game with knee discomfort, but still leads the team with averages of 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while Fisher is the team’s top assist man with 6 assists per game this season. As a team, TCU is scoring 87.5 points per game while shooting 52.7% from the field, the 2nd-highest percentage in the country. The Horned Frogs are also shooting 41.2% from behind the arc and 70.3% from the foul line this season.
Oklahoma is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference matchups and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. TCU is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference matchups and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
TCU is a solid team and one of the last few unbeaten in the country, but I think that comes to an end in their Big 12 opener on Saturday. I legitimately thought that Oklahoma would be the favourite here, even on the road as the Sooners have a dynamite offense and can light up the scoreboard at will. TCU will be a solid team this season, but the points with the Sooners are a gift, and one that I’ll gladly accept as the Sooners get the job done here.