College baskeball point spread favors Horned Frogs in battle with Mustangs
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds
Southern Methodist pays a visit to TCU on Thursday, hoping to send the Horned Frogs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The Horned Frogs currently sports a 2-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Mustangs are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Horned Frogs produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mustangs have gone 0-0 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Horned Frogs as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 263-ranked Horned Frogs and the No. 184-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-75 win for the Horned Frogs on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits TCU's No. 244-ranked offense, averaging 64 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 87 at 58 PPG. The Horned Frogs field goal percentage has averaged 50% so far, more than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.3% per game.
Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. TCU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern Methodist was a 73-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist earned a 73-58 victory over Loyola Marymount on Sunday, getting 19 points from Nick Russell at Moody Coliseum.
TCU won its last outing, a 75-47 result against Centenary on November 12. TCU cruised to victory on Monday, running Centenary out of the gym and running up a 75-47 score at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Texas State are 3-2
After a win are 2-8
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Prairie View A&M are 2-0
After playing Centenary are 2-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Mustangs at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Southern Methodist's last 23 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against TCU
Southern Methodist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
TCU is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
TCU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
TCU is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Southern Methodist
Southern Methodist at Texas State, Saturday, November 17
TCU home to Prairie View A&M, Sunday, November 18