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Houston Cougars (14-1) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (12-3)
January 13, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +4; Over/Under: +138
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The Houston Cougars and the TCU Horned Frogs meet in college basketball action from the Schollmeier Arena on Saturday. Two 1-1 teams in Big 12 play, who comes out on top? Let’s dive in and find out with our Houston vs. TCU Prediction.

Houston Team Preview

The Houston Cougars come into this one looking to bounce back from a 57-53 loss to Iowa State in their last matchup. LJ Cryer leads the Cougars in scoring with 16.3 PPG along with 2 APG while Emanuel Sharp has 13.8 PPG and 3.9 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Houston so far this season. Jamal Shead has 9.9 PPG with a team-high 6 APG as well to lead the Cougars in assists and J’Wan Roberts has a team-high 6.9 RPG up to this point in the year. As a team, Houston is averaging 75.3 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 35.1% from three and 66.8% from the foul line this season.

TCU Team Preview

The TCU Horned Frogs come into this one looking to build on their 80-71 win over Oklahoma last time out. Emanuel Miller leads the Horned Frogs in scoring and rebounding with 17 PPG and 6.1 RPG along with 2.6 RPG while JaKobe Coles has 11.4 PPG with 5.4 RPG and Jameer Nelson Jr. has 11.1 PPG with 3.4 APG. Micah Peavy has 10.9 PPG with 4.7 RPG and 3.1 APG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for TCU up to this point in the season. Avery Anderson III also has 9.5 PPG with a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Horned Frogs in the assist department so far this year. As a team, TCU is averaging 85.1 PPG on 49.3% shooting from the field, 32.9% from three and 74.9% from the foul line this season.

Houston vs. TCU Prediction

I’m on the under here. I know TCU has been putting up some solid offensive numbers this season, but this is going to be their toughest test by far. Last time against Oklahoma, the Horned Frogs scored 80, but that was against an Oklahoma team that hasn’t done anything on the road this season. Houston’s been involved in two low-scoring wars on the road so far and I think this could easily be another. Give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: UNDER 138

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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