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Oklahoma State vs. TCU - 2/18/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
TCU at Oklahoma State
Date & Time Monday February 18, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gallagher-Iba Arena
Stillwater, Oklahoma,
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma State +2 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The TCU Horned Frogs and Oklahoma State Cowboys meet Monday in college basketball action at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The TCU Horned Frogs look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 75.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 14.9 points and 2.7 assists while Kouat Noi is averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Alex Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Fisher is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have lost five of their last six road games.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys could use a victory that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 67.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Cameron McGriff is averaging 13.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while Lindy Waters III is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 assists. Thomas Dziagwa is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Weathers is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Horned Frogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma State and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma State. The under is 22-10-1 in Cowboys last 33 overall. The over is 5-1 in Horned Frogs last 6 overall.

I've made a case for the Oklahoma State Cowboys all year at home, as they're usually a tough out and find these games here and there where they can grind out some impressive Big 12 victories. It's just not this year. Oklahoma State is just not good offensively and has been held to 61 or less points in five of its last eight games. The TCU Horned Frogs may not have the results they want, but they've played a lot of tough teams down to the wire and that's enough to think they can win the games they're supposed to win. The Oklahoma State Cowboys simply aren't good and I'm tired of getting burned by thinking things could turn around. I'll lay the bucket with the much better team.

Pick:
TCU -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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