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Illinois State at TCU 12/3/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Game TCU Horned Frogs vs Illinois State Redbirds
Date & Time Tuesday December 3, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena Fort Worth, TX
Latest odds
TCU -13.5 O/U 127.5
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The Illinois State Redhawks are set to visit Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas for a non-conference clash against the TCU Horned Frogs. The Illinois State Redbirds come into this matchup with a 3-4 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against Illinois-Springfield, 76-57. Leading the way for the Illinois State Redbirds was senior guard Zach Copeland as he recorded 18 points and 5 rebounds. Sophomore forward Rey Idowu had a productive outing off the bench for the Redbirds as he contributed 12 points and 6 rebounds.

The Illinois State Redbirds had a good shooting game against Illinois-Springfield as they connected on 29 of their 64 field goal attempts (45.3%), but they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (18.8%). The Illinois State Redbirds won the turnover battle against Illinois-Springfield (19-15), and they edged them out in the rebounding department (42-31).

The TCU Horned Frogs come into this matchup with a 5-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent game against the Wyoming Cowboys, 64-47. Leading the way for the TCU Horned Frogs was senior guard Desmond Bane as he recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds. Joining Bane in the backcourt was freshman guard PJ Fuller who had a productive outing for the Horned Frogs as he pitched in 11 points.

The TCU Horned Frogs had a solid shooting game against the Wyoming Cowboys as they connected on 25 of their 59 field goal attempts (42.4%), but they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (34.6%). The TCU Horned Frogs won the turnover battle against the Wyoming Cowboys (14-9), and they edged out the Cowboys in the rebounding department (38-28).

Recent Betting Trends

  • Redbirds are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Under is 7-1 in Redbirds last 8 Tuesday games.
  • Horned Frogs are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Horned Frogs last 6 games following a straight up win.
Free Pick:
TCU Horned Frogs -13.5

The TCU Horned Frogs have been one of the most impressive teams in the Big 12 as they are sitting at 5-1 with one of the best defensive units in the country (16th in points allowed). Senior guard Desmond Bane has been sensational for the Horned Frogs this season as he is averaging 18 PPG and 7.3 RPG, but he is joined by sophomore guard RJ Nembhard who has been productive with 13.4 PPG. The Illinois Redbirds have struggled in scoring the basketball this season as they rank 226th in points allowed, but they will particularly struggle in the paint with 6’11 center Kevin Samuel who is averaging just shy of a double-double. Take the Horned Frogs to win this game big one their home court. Final Score Prediction, TCU Horned Frogs win and cover ATS 74-59.

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