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TCU vs. Kansas State - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas State vs. TCU
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 2:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Sprint Center
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Kansas State -4 -- Over/Under: 128.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Kansas State vs. TCU
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The Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs meet Thursday in the college basketball Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center.

The Kansas State Wildcats enter this tournament winning five of their last six games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 65.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 59.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Barry Brown is averaging 15.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Dean Wade is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 assists. Xavier Sneed is the third double-digit scorer and Kamau Stokes is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have won five of their last six non-home games.

The TCU Horned Frogs look for another win after escaping Oklahoma State on Wednesday. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 74.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Kouat Noi is averaging 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while Desmond Bane is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 assists. Alex Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and JD Miller is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have split their last six non-home games.

The Horned Frogs are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 neutral site games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big 12 and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Horned Frogs last 5 neutral site games.

Kansas State had little trouble with TCU in both meetings this season, which includes a 12-point win on the road last week. The TCU Horned Frogs have been far too inconsistent to trust against a good team, and they barely got by a subpar Oklahoma State team yesterday. Kansas State enters this game playing elite level defense and is winning its last five games by an average of 11.2 points. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Wildcats. 

Pick:
Kansas State -4

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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