Fresno State Bulldogs (1-0) vs TCU Horned Frogs (2-0)Date : 11/15/2018
Time : 9:00 pm EST
Location : Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Fresno State Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs
The Fresno State Bulldogs will travel to Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, to battle the TCU Horned Frogs on Thursday night at 9 pm EST. The Bulldogs were winners in their first outing of the season by picking up a 91-63 home win over the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves to where they shot 48% for the game with Braxton Huggins having 23 points.
The Horned Frogs put on a dominant defensive performance versus the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts as they held the visitors to only 37% shooting from the floor along with giving up only five of 21 three pointers. The Horned Frogs are 2-0 on the season while looking to extend their streak versus a Fresno State team that played well in their opener.
Fresno State Bulldogs's Latest Performance :
And before anyone assumes that the Bulldogs only possess a high scoring offense, the defense for Fresno State is allowing just 63 points per game on 34% shooting. In fact, the Seawolves only averaged 33% from the floor versus the Bulldogs while going only 8 of 29 from three-point range. And while the Bulldogs were outrebounded by seven in the contest, they took advantage of 16 turnovers by Alaska Anchorage which allowed them to pull ahead late in the game. Look for their matchup with TCU to be a huge test for this Fresno State team as they will certainly be looking to extend their momentum by pulling an upset over a Horned Frogs team that also has garnered much momentum after their first two games of the season.
TCU Horned Frogs's Latest Performance :
TCU went to 2-0 on the season due to not only locking down their opponent from the floor in allowing less than 40% shooting from the field, but, by shooting over 50% from the field as well while nailing seven of 15 three pointers. Alex Robinson and Desmond Bane scored 23 and 22 points, respectively, as they also combined for 6 three pointers. Bane leads the team thus far with 18 points per game while Robinson leads with six assists per outing. And while their offense is averaging 72 points per game on 47% shooting on the season, their defense is allowing just 62 points per game on 36% shooting from the field. This will allow for a nice contrast versus a Fresno State team that is putting up 91 points per game on 48% shooting from the field.
How Fresno State Bulldogs & TCU Horned Frogs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Fresno State is 0-0 ATS while the OU is 0-0
TCU is 0-2 ATS while the OU is 0-2
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for both teams to come out on fire in this matchup. On one hand, the Horned Frogs will be looking to extend their stellar play at home while also looking for a challenge in going up against a potent offense for the Bulldogs. On the other hand, the Bulldogs, as stated, will test themselves as a team in this outing by really focusing in on playing their game, which means pushing the pace constantly.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: TCU Horned Frogs
My reason for the pick :
I happen to believe that the Bulldogs will certainly come to play in this game. In fact, they will certainly live up to their billing as a dangerous offense. However, the Horned Frogs are also potent on offense with Bain and Robinson at the helm and they will certainly illustrate this with a slim victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday night. In all, look for this game to be back on forth as points will certainly be scored, however, the home team will take advantage of their opportunities much more than the visitors.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
The under has been the play in four of the last five games for the Bulldogs while also being the play in the last four games for TCU. In all, while both offenses will have solid nights, look for the game to slow down considerably as both defenses settle in. it is for this reason that I will back the under in this contest, along with the fact that each defense ranks within the top 75 in points allowed.
Betting trends for Fresno State Bulldogs:
- The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in last four games
- The Bulldogs are 3-2 ATS in last five games
- The Under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last five games
Betting trends for TCU Horned Frogs:
- The Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS in their last four games
- The under is 5-1 in Horned Frogs last six games