Arizona State Sun Devils (23-12) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (21-12)
March 17, 2023 10:05 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -4.5 / Arizona State Sun Devils +4.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Arizona State Sun Devils and TCU Horned Frogs meet Friday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament First Round at the Ball Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 70.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Desmond Cambridge Jr. is averaging 13.7 points and 2.2 assists, while Marcus Bagley is averaging 12.5 points and 4 rebounds. DJ Horne is the third double-digit scorer and Frankie Collins is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Arizona State Sun Devils are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona State Sun Devils are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 75.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Mike Miles Jr. is averaging 17.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Damion Baugh is averaging 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Emanuel Miller is the third double-digit scorer and JaKobe Coles is dishing 1.2 assists. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game.
The Sun Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Horned Frogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Sun Devils last 10 neutral site games. The under is 4-0 in Horned Frogs last 4 overall.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have issues scoring the ball, but they found something against Nevada, and it makes you wonder if they can bottle some of that up for the next round. We’ve seen teams from the first four in the past build on that momentum and go on a run in the main tournament. The TCU Horned Frogs have been hit or miss a lot this year, and their offense comes and goes as well. This could be interesting. Give me ASU and the points.