TCU Horned Frogs face Northwestern Wildcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
TCU Horned Frogs vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds
South Padre Convention Center will host Northwestern Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at South Padre Convention Center.
The Horned Frogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 1-0 ATS. TCU is 0-1 against the total, while Northwestern is 0-0 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 228-ranked Wildcats and the No. 263-rated Horned Frogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-67 win for the Wildcats on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 250 in NCAA hoops at 33.2 per game. Contrast that with Northwestern’s No. 41 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northwestern is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 10 per game, while TCU rates No. 336 at 3.2 per game.
Defensively, TCU features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 129 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for TCU, they were a 47-45 winner as they battled Navy at home. The Horned Frogs grabbed a 47-45 win over the Midshipmen on Tuesday, behind a 13-point effort from Devonta Abron at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
In their last action, Northwestern was a 69-50 winner at home against Delaware State. Northwestern earned a 69-50 victory over Delaware State on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Drew Crawford at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Delaware State are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Horned Frogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
TCU home to Southern Utah, Thursday, November 29
Northwestern home to Maryland, Tuesday, November 27