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TCU Horned Frogs vs. Illinois State Redbirds - 12/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Illinois State Redbirds at TCU Horned Frogs
Date & Time Tuesday December 3, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, TX
The Line
TCU Horned Frogs -13.5 . Total 127.5
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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois State Redbirds are on the road for a battle with the TCU Horned Frogs.  The Redbirds are (3-4), coming off a 76-57 win over Illinois-Springfield.  The Horned Frogs are (5-1), after winning 64-47 over Wyoming.

In the Redbirds win over Illinois-Springfield, Illinois State was led on offense by Zach Copeland.  Copeland connected on 6 of 13 from the floor, while hitting all 5 of his free throws, totaling 18 points.  The Redbirds shot 45% from the floor and 18% from the range.  Illinois State out rebounded Illinois-Springfield, 42 to 31.  Both teams made 15 free throws in the game.

In the Horned Frogs win over Wyoming, TCU guided offensively by Desmond Bane.  Bane recorded a double-double in the game, registering 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  The Horned Frogs shot 42% from the floor and 34% from 3-point range.  TCU was great defensively, holding Wyoming to just 14 first half points and only giving up 47 for the game.  The Horned Frogs led by as many as 24 points en route to the victory.

Recent Betting Trends:

Redbirds are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.

Redbirds are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.

The under is 9-4 in Redbirds last 13 overall.

Horned Frogs are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games.

Horned Frogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs the Missouri Valley.

The under is 5-1 in Horned Frogs last 6 home games.

The Redbirds are off to record that sits below the .500 mark, but have had some tough luck in a few of those games.  The Redbirds started the season with solid wins over Belmont and Little Rock, but then hit a rough patch.  Illinois State lost to UCF by 2 points and followed that up with a 1 point loss at Cincinnati.  The Redbirds also have a 5 point loss to Grand Canyon.  The Horned Frog's only loss thus far is a loss to Clemson.  The Redbirds have enough talent to keep this game within the spread and wouldn't surprise me if the Redbirds lead at the half.  The Redbirds have played solid on defense giving up just 69 per game.  Illinois State will be able to compete and will cover this spread.  Final score prediction, TCU will win but Illinois State will cover, 71-64.   

Pick:
ILS +13.5
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