West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Christian Horned Frogs NCAA Basketball Odds & Free Predictions


West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia Mountaineers
19-7 (3-6 V)
2:00 pm ET, Saturday, February 22, 2020
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
TCU Horned Frogs
TCU Horned Frogs
14-12 (12-4 H)
TV: ESPNU
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Texas Christian Horned Frogs NCAA Basketball Odds & Free Predictions

West Virginia (#17) vs TCU Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
02/22
11:00a
635
636
West Virginia
TCU
6
126½
5
127½
5
127½
60%
u57%
5-105

West Virginia (#17) vs TCU Match Preview

West Virginia owns one of the best defensive squads in the country, but a lack of offensive consistency has been its undoing a bit too often during Big 12 action. Neither was much of an issue in the Mountaineers' rout of TCU last month, and No. 18 West Virginia hopes for a repeat performance Saturday when they visit the offensively challenged Horned Frogs.

The Mountaineers have been KenPom's top-ranked defensive team in terms of efficiency for much of the season - a key part of their 18-4 start - but their inability to top 60 points in any contest during a three-game slide from Feb. 8-15 effectively knocked them out of the race for a Big 12 title. West Virginia wasn't exactly clicking on all cylinders offensively in its last game either - most notably shooting 2-for-16 from 3-point range - but the Mountaineers were able to curb their recent turnover issues in a 65-47 win over Oklahoma State on Tuesday. One of West Virginia's most complete performances came in its 81-49 thrashing of TCU on Jan. 14 - a win in which Bob Huggins' squad shot 58 percent, forced 20 turnovers and held the Horned Frogs to 31.8 percent from the field. TCU hasn't been the same since that game, losing nine of 11 overall following Wednesday's 70-56 setback at Texas to ruin a 12-3 start to their season.

TCU vs West Virginia (#17)

ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA (19-7, 7-6 Big 12): The Mountaineers' defensive prowess really showed up in the second half Tuesday, holding the Cowboys to 14 points on 5-of-30 from the field after allowing 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting over the opening 20 minutes. Neither Oscar Tshiebwe (11.4 points, 9.4 rebounds) nor Derek Culver (10.1, 8.6) reached double figures, but they combined for 25 of the team's 42 rebounds - including 10 of the team's 14 offensive boards - as West Virginia enjoyed a 14-0 advantage in second-chance points. Miles McBride tallied 11 points - his first double-figure effort in six games - while sophomore Sean McNeil tied the freshman for the team scoring lead with his first double-figure scoring performance in over two months.

ABOUT TCU (14-11, 5-7): The Horned Frogs were unable to repeat their stellar 15-for-33 showing from 3-point range in last Saturday's victory against Kansas State, finishing 3-of-18 beyond the arc versus the Longhorns - including a 0-for-10 effort in the second half. Sophomore center Kevin Samuel (10.2 points, 8.7 rebounds) enjoyed his best game in nearly a month, contributing 11 points and 12 boards to move into a tie with Kansas' Udoka Azubuike for the Big 12 lead with 11 double-doubles. Senior guard Desmond Bane (15.9, 6.3) knocked down at least one 3-pointer for a 16th consecutive game, but none of his team-high 13 points came during TCU's dismal 18-point second half in which the team shot 24 percent.

TCU vs West Virginia (#17) Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
West Virginia 19-7 14-12 71.04 61.27 9.77 9-5 3-6 7-19 4-10 2-7
TCU 14-12 8-17 65.42 64.46 0.96 6-9 1-7 11-13-1 6-9 5-2-1

Last 5 Games

West Virginia Mountaineers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 18, 2020 OKST 65-47 W -10.5 135.5 W/U 42.59 65.38 2 H
Feb 15, 2020 BAYLR 59-70 L 5 129.5 L/U 34.55 68.18 6 A
Feb 12, 2020 KANSA 49-58 L -1.5 134 L/U 31.67 63.64 4 H
Feb 8, 2020 OKLA 59-69 L -2.5 140 L/U 31.58 62.50 6 A
Feb 5, 2020 IOWAS 76-61 W -10.5 143.5 W/U 50.00 50.00 6 H

TCU Horned Frogs

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 19, 2020 TEXAS 56-70 L 1.5 123 L/O 41.51 69.23 3 A
Feb 15, 2020 KANST 68-57 W -3 124.5 W/O 44.23 77.78 15 H
Feb 10, 2020 TEXTK 42-88 L 10 127.5 L/O 26.67 68.18 3 A
Feb 8, 2020 KANSA 46-60 L 8 131 L/U 35.19 33.33 5 H
Feb 5, 2020 OKST 57-72 L 3 129 L/P 37.04 65.00 4 A

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Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
West Virginia (#17) -5.0 (-110) O 127.5 (-110)
TCU +5.0 (-110) U 127.5 (-110)
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