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College Basketball Matchup - BYU Cougars TCU Horned Frogs Odds Preview

TCU Horned FrogsBYU Cougars
March 10, 3:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

TCU Horned Frogs vs BYU Cougars Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the BYU Cougars try to run the Horned Frogs off the court at Thomas & Mack Center in college hoops action.

This game is part of the Mountain West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Thomas & Mack Center).

The Horned Frogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 10-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 12-14 ATS. TCU is 11-14 on the totals; BYU is 15-11.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Horned Frogs odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while TCU is at No. 264. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-69 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 266 in NCAA hoops at 33.1 per game. Contrast that with BYU’s No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, BYU is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while TCU rates No. 142 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, TCU features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for TCU, they were a 70-61 winner as they battled Wyoming. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite.

BYU was a 102-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wyoming. They covered the 22–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Cougars and Cowboys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wyoming was handed a 102-78 defeat on Saturday at Marriott Center.

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Wyoming are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Wyoming are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Horned Frogs at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing TCU
BYU is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games