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TCU vs. Kansas State - 3/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas State at TCU
Date & Time Monday March 4, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, Texas
The Line
The Line: TCU +1.5 -- Over/Under: 131
TV Channel
ESPN2
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The Kansas State Wildcats and TCU Horned Frogs meet Monday in college basketball action at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.

The Kansas State Wildcats look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Kansas State Wildcats are averaging 65.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 59.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Barry Brown is averaging 15.1 points and 4.2 rebounds while Dean Wade is averaging 13.2 points and 2.7 assists. Xavier Sneed is the third double-digit scorer and Kamau Stokes is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Kansas State Wildcats are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas State Wildcats are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Kansas State Wildcats have won four of their last five road games.

The TCU Horned Frogs need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 75.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kouat Noi is averaging 15.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while Desmond Bane is averaging 14.9 points and 2.5 assists. Alex Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and JD Miller is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have split their last six home games.

The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big 12 and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big 12 and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Horned Frogs last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 Monday games.

I considered TCU and the free bucket based on this being the last home game and Robinson and Miller wanting to go out on top. However, the Kansas State Wildcats are easily the better and more consistent team, and they're an impressive 11-4 ATS on the road. The TCU Horned Frogs have played their best ball at home, but they enter this game shooting under 42 percent from the field and losing by an average of 7.2 points in their last five games. If these teams hold current form, this is an easy victory for Kansas State on the road.

Pick:
Kansas State -1.5

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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