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TCU Horned Frogs (13-3) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (12-4)
January 16, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -2.5; Over/Under: 151.5
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The TCU Horned Frogs will play the Cincinnati Bearcats in a Big 12 game on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. TCU has won four of their last five games, while Cincinnati has lost two games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the TCU vs Cincinnati prediction.

TCU Preview

The TCU Horned Frogs are 13-3 (2-1) this season after they defeated Houston by a score of 68-67 in their last game. TCU trailed 31-29 at halftime, but scored 39 points in the second half and made the game winning shot with about six seconds left for the win. The Horned Frogs shot 43.1% from the field and made 8 three pointers in the game. TCU defeated Oklahoma by a score of 80-71 in the game prior to Houston but lost to Kansas before that. The Horned Frogs are scoring 84 points per game with 38.9 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, while allowing 67.8 points against per game this year. Emanuel Miller is averaging 16.8 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. TCU is shooting 48.9% from the field, 73.4% on free throws, and 33.9% on three pointers this season.

Cincinnati Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-4 (1-2) this year after they lost to Baylor by a score of 62-59 in their last game. Cincinnati was tied at 27 at the half, but missed a game tying three pointer right at the end of the game for the loss. The Bearcats shot 39.3% from the field and forced 12 turnovers in the game. Cincinnati lost to Texas by a score of 74-73 in the game prior to Baylor, but won the four games before that. The Bearcats are scoring 79.4 points per game with 42.6 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, while giving up 65.8 points against per game this season. Viktor Lakhin is averaging 13.6 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. Cincinnati is shooting 45.2% from the field, 68.1% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this year. 

TCU vs Cincinnati Betting Prediction

TCU comes into this game playing great basketball and they have played very well against Houston, Oklahoma, and Kansas in their last three games. The Horned Frogs are scoring 84 points per game and they are shooting 48.9% from the field. Cincinnati has had two very close losses to Baylor and Texas in their last two games and they are the slightly better defensive team here. The Bearcats were able to pick up a nice road win against BYU three games ago, but I think TCU is too much for them here. TCU has shown they are one of the best teams in the Big 12 and I like them with the points here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: TCU +2.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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