The TCU Horned Frogs (6-1) can extend a six-game home winning streak when they clash with the USC Trojans (7-2) at Dickies Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Friday, December 6, 2019, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
USC Trojans at TCU Horned Frogs ATS Preview
The Trojans defeated the Harvard Crimson in their last game, 77-62. Onyeka Okongwu was the game’s high scorer with 27 points on 12-for-14 shooting. The Trojans had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 40.6 (above their season average of 31.1) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.549 (above their season average of 0.482).
In the Horned Frogs’ previous game, they defeated the Illinois State Redbirds, 81-69. TCU received a boost from Desmond Bane, who was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting. TCU played a nearly perfect contest. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 35.1 (above their season average of 32.9) and a turnover percentage of 14.1 (better than their season average of 16.3). Illinois State was 18.8 and 22.2, respectively, for those same stats.
The Horned Frogs won the lone contest against the Trojans last season, 96-61. The Horned Frogs played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.588 and a turnover percentage of 15.3. The Trojans recorded marks of 0.386 and 23.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Getting to the line might be rare for TCU in this matchup. Since last season, the Horned Frogs rank 272nd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.202, while USC ranks 40th in FTA rate allowed (0.199).
USC at TCU Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Tcu, ATS Winner – TCU, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Trojans rank sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Horned Frogs rank 173rd (3.5).
USC ranks 10th in rebounds per game (36.9) while TCU ranks 127th (36.5).
USC ranks 42nd in assists allowed per game (13.7) while TCU ranks 271st (15.0).
The Horned Frogs rank 121st in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while the Trojans rank 304th (24.4).
TCU averages 7.3 steals per game, which ranks 77th in the country. USC ranks 254th in steals allowed per game (6.2).