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California vs. TCU Pick & Preview: Friday 25th November Betting Odds
The matchup between Golden Bears and Horned Frogs at a glance
- Sports: NCAAB
- teams: California Gold Bears at TCU Horned Frogs
- Where: Niceville at the Arena on Northwest FL St
- Date: Friday, 11/25
- Betting Odds: California +13, CAH +644 | TCU-1071 O/U 128.5
Golden Bears Preview:
California goes into this matchup having played 5 games and having an overall record of 0-5. The Goldbären are playing their first game of the season away from home after a 0-1 draw. So far, the Golden Bears have been the outsiders 1 time and took a direct 0-1 lead. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +13 underdogs on the spread.
California is expecting another strong performance from the team’s top scorer, Devin Askew, who is averaging 17.4 points per game for the Golden Bears. Skewed is also important to the team’s ability to score at the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots. Lars Thiemann’s game is also decisive for the Goldbears’ offensive game plan, and he hit 55.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to an average of 12.2 points per game.
Offensive performance has been hard to come by for California this season as they currently rank 418th in college basketball with 63.1 points per game. A major reason for low totals is the fact that they played at a below-average pace and struggled to hit outside shots. As a team, the Golden Bears’ 3-point shot percentage is just 30.8%, ranking them 424th in the NCAA.
Horned Frogs Preview:
The TCU Horned Frogs go into what will be their fifth game of the season with a 3-1 record. This will be the team’s 5th home game this year. The Horned Frogs are in their favor with a -13 bet line. For the season, TCU were favored to win in 4 games and sit by a score of 3-1.
TCU’s top scorer this season is Emanuel Miller, who averages 13.25 points per competition. So far, Miller has scored 17.21% of the team’s points. He contributes 5.75 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists. Chuck O’Bannon Jr. is the Horned Frogs’ second-leading scorer, averaging 10.75 points per game. Along with him and Jr., they make up 31.2% of the team’s points.
Offensive performance has been hard to come by for TCU this season as they currently rank 298th in college basketball with 68.1 points per game. A major reason for low totals is the fact that they played at a below-average pace and struggled to hit outside shots. As a team, the Horned Frogs have a 3-point shot percentage of just 30.4%, which ranks them 450th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs -13
For today’s matchup between the TCU Horned Frogs and the California Golden Bears, our analysis indicates that TCU covers the spread as the -13-point favorite. Although the Horned Frogs are only favorites 2-3 in their last 5 games, we believe the Oddsmakers line is understated. Today’s competition is a standout matchup for TCU as they will face a California team that also prefers to slow down the game. Make sure the team puts together an efficient offensive performance while limiting the Gold Bears’ offense, leading to not only a straight win, but also an ATS win. Before tip-off, make sure to back up your bet on the TCU Horned Frogs to Cover!