Houston Baptist Huskies (0-0) at TCU Horned Frogs (0-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -28 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Baptist Huskies and TCU Horned Frogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.
The Houston Baptist Huskies won just four games last year and have lost 15 of their last 18 games overall. Houston Baptist lost its top-two players from last season, but Jason Thompson does return after averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in four games. Myles Pierre is back after averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 assists while Ty Dalton averaged 22.4 minutes per game in 27 contests. The Houston Baptist Huskies weren’t a good team last season and lost a lot of their depth, including their best players in Ian DuBose and Jalon Gates. Houston Baptist may see a lot of the same disappointing results they saw a year ago.
The TCU Horned Frogs finished last season with a 16-16 record that ended on a three-game losing streak. TCU says goodbye to one of their best players in school history in Desmond Bane, but they do return RJ Nembhard who averaged 12.1 points and 3.5 assists. Kevin Samuel is back after averaging 10 points and 8.4 rebounds while PJ Fuller averaged 5.7 points and 1.5 assists in 19.6 minutes. The TCU Horned Frogs will need some new faces to step up to replace some of the lost depth and the constant reliable player in Bane. However, a guard and big combination of Nembhard and Samuel has the potential to do damage and make TCU a team that can pull off an upset or two in the Big 12 this season.
The Huskies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Horned Frogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Huskies last 4 overall. The over is 11-5 in Huskies last 16 road games.
The Houston Baptist Huskies weren't a good team last year to say the last and now they have a lot of new faces who are going to get considerable playing time. Expect a lot of struggles from this team yet again. The TCU Horned Frogs no longer have Bane to lean on, but they do return a pair of double-digit scorers and have a proven coach leading the way in Jamie Dixon.
Lot of chalk to lay in a season opener, but it's TCU or pass for me.