Oklahoma State vs TCU College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

Oklahoma State vs TCU College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

TCU Horned Frogs (5-2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)

The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The TCU Horned Frogs and the Oklahoma State Cowboys meet in Big 12 conference college basketball action from the Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday night.

The TCU Horned Frogs will look to build on a 73-55 win over Texas A&M last time out. RJ Nembhard led the Horned Frogs with 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting with a team-high 9 assists and 3 steals while Mike Miles added 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 3 threes and 5 assists. PJ Fuller chipped in 13 points with 4 assists to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for TCU in the winning effort while Kevin Samuel had 8 points with a team-high 9 rebounds. Nembhard leads TCU in scoring and assists with an average of 17.3 points and 5 assists per game while Samuel leads the Horned Frogs on the glass with 10.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, TCU is averaging 70 points on 46% shooting from the field, 34.6% from behind the arc and 65.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63.7 points on 43.1% shooting from the field and 26.9% from 3-point range this season.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will try to remain unbeaten after eking out a 67-64 win against Wichita State in their last matchup to improve to 6-0 on the year. Isaac Likekele led the Cowboys with 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting with a team-high 8 rebounds while Rondel Walker added 13 points on 5 of 11 shooting with a pair of threes and Cade Cunningham added 10 points with a pair of threes, 6 rebounds and 3 assists to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma State in the victory. Bryce Williams also added 7 rebounds and a pair of steals in the win as well for the Cowboys. Cunningham leads Oklahoma State in scoring and assists with an average of 18.8 points and 3.8 assists per game while Likekele leads the Cowboys in rebounding with 8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 77.3 points on 44.9% shooting from the field, 32.3% from behind the arc and 69.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68 points on 38.1% shooting from the field and 32.5% from 3-point range this season.

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TCU is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 13-6-3 in their last 22 games overall. The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.

I think what we have on our hands here is a lower scoring battle between two teams that have started out really well this season, but both also have the ability to play slower and more physical styles like we saw with TCU a couple of times this season as well as with Oklahoma State most recently against Wichita State. I think we have another physical war here so I’ll side with the under as my free play for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.

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Chris’s Pick Under 134

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