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TCU vs. Oklahoma State - 2/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma State at TCU
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, TX
The Line
TCU Horned Frogs -9 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Oklahoma State at TCU
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the TCU Horned Frogs square off in Big 12 college basketball action from the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena on Wednesday night.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into this game looking for a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games following a 75-57 loss to TCU in their last outing. Curtis Jones led the Cowboys with 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 3 threes while Lindy Waters III added 12 points with a pair of threes and 3 assists as the only other Oklahoma State player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Isaac Likekele had a team-high 7 assists while Yor Anei added 9 points and a team-high 5 rebounds as well in the loss. Cameron McGriff was held to 8 points and 4 rebounds but still leads OK State with an average of 13.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while Likekele leads the Cowboys in assists with 3.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 69 points per game on 42.9% shooting from the field, 38.6% from behind the 3-point line and 67.4% from the foul line this season.

The TCU Horned Frogs will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 90-64 loss to Baylor in their last outing. JD Miller led the Frogs with 17 points on 5 of 11 shooting with a 6 of 7 mark from the foul line while Alex Robinson added 16 points and a team-high 6 assists and Kouat Noi added 15 points to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for TCU in the losing effort. Kevin Samuel added team-highs of 6 rebounds and 3 blocks as well in the loss. Desmond Bane was held to just 5 points in 30 minutes, but still leads TCU in scoring with an average of 14.4 points per game while Samuel leads the Horned Frogs in rebounding with 7.3 rebounds per game and Robinson leads TCU in assists with 7.3 assists per game this season. As a team, TCU is averaging 75.8 points per game on 46.9% shooting from the field, 34.7% from behind the arc and 69.5% from the foul line this season.

Oklahoma State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall while the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 road games. TCU is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.

As much as I’d like to think that Oklahoma State would step up to the plate and give TCU a run in this one, I just don’t see it as the Cowboys have struggled in conference and have been brutal ATS dating back to the end of November. Oklahoma State has had a few close calls on the road and have a road win over West Virginia, but the Cowboys’ two losses against average or above average teams in the Big 12 against Oklahoma and Iowa State ended with double-digit losses. TCU is a tough team to keep up with at home and are outscoring teams by 11.8 points per game at home this season, so I’ll lay the points with TCU in what I can see getting out of hand early.

Pick:
TCU -9

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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