West Virginia Mountaineers (14-12) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (16-8)
February 21, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -4 / West Virginia Mountaineers +4; Over/Under: 129.5
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The West Virginia Mountaineers will travel to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The West Virginia Mountaineers lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 14-12 on the season after being defeated by the 6th ranked Kansas Jayhawks, 71-58, this past Saturday. West Virginia had no answers on the offensive end against Kansas and could not fight back after the Jayhawks took a 60-48 lead with 5:11 left in regulation. West Virginia shot just 27.9% from the field & 30.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Kansas to shoot 48.1% from the field & 27.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Mountaineers was Sean McNeil who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, & 1 steal.
On the season, West Virginia is averaging 67.9 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Mountaineers are averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game on 31.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, West Virginia has been led by Taz Sherman (18.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 spg), Sean McNeil (13.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.3 apg), Jalen Bridges (9.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.0 spg), & Kedrian Johnson (5.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 spg).
Defensively, West Virginia is allowing their opponents to average 67.0 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Mountaineers have a rebound margin of -3.9 and a turnover margin of 3.2.
The TCU Horned Frogs lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 16-8 on the season after being defeated by the 7th ranked Baylor Bears, 72-62, this past Saturday. TCU trailed by a 33-23 margin at halftime and could not fight back after the Bears took a 66-46 lead with 6:40 left in regulation. TCU shot 43.5% from the field & 18.2% from beyond the arc while allowing Baylor to shoot 47.1% from the field & 18.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was Emanuel Miller who had 16 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 assist.
On the season, TCU is averaging 68.1 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs are averaging 5.8 three-pointers per game on 29.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, TCU has been led by Mike Miles (14.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.2 spg), Damion Baugh (10.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Emanuel Miller (10.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.1 apg), & Chuck O’Bannon Jr. (9.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.1 apg).
Defensively, TCU is holding their opponents to an average of 63.8 ppg on 41.5% shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs have a rebound margin of 9.5 and a turnover margin of -1.8.
The Mountaineers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall & 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Horned Frogs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss, however, are just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
West Virginia continues to struggle in Big 12 play as the Mountaineers have really struggled on the offensive end this season as they come into this matchup ranked just 262nd in scoring offense & 312th in FG%. TCU has struggled as of late, losing 4 of their last 5 games, however, the Horned Frogs have been solid at home this season, posting a 9-4 record, and as I just don’t see the West Virginia offense having any success against an above average TCU defense, I think the Horned Frogs are the clear play to cover this home spread. Good Luck!