Indiana State vs. TCU Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-16-18




Indiana State (6-2) vs TCU (7-1)

Date : 12/16/2018
Time : 5:00PM
Location : Schollmaier Arena

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Indiana State vs TCU

The Indiana State Sycamores roll into Forth Worth, Texas to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Sunday night at Schollmaier Arena. TCU, winner of four in a row, is knocking on the top 25’s door as they remain a one-loss team while Indiana State looks to spoil those hopes with their seventh win of the season.

This is the first time these two teams are doing battle during the regular season and promises to be a tough test for the Horned Frogs. They can’t afford to look past anyone at this point and need to win every game. The Sycamores are looking for a big statement win and this just might be it.

Indiana State 's Latest Performance :

Indiana State comes in on a one-game win streak after earning their sixth win of the season against the Truman Bulldogs 77-69 at the Hulman Center on Saturday. Tyreke Key was the high scorer with 26 points followed by fellow guard Jordan Barnes’ 20 points. Four players for the Sycamores were in double figures and the team shot a solid 53.3% beyond the arc in front of a dismal 3,466 fans.

TCU's Latest Performance :

The Horned Frogs are playing well this season and are trying to take it one game at a time according to coach Jamie Dixon. They are lead by guards Desmond Bane’s, who is averaging 14.8 points per game, and Alex Robinson who is averaging nine assists per game. The last time the Frogs were on the floor was Friday night where they handed USC their fourth loss 96-61 in Southern California. TCU had six players in double figures as they unleashed a thirty-five point beatdown of the Trojans at the Staples Center.

How Indiana State & TCU Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

TCU is 4-4 ATS overall

TCU is 2-4 ATS at home and 2-0 ATS away

Indiana State is 4-2 ATS overall

Indiana State is 1-1 ATS at home and 3-1 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

TCU sits in the fourth spot in the Big 12 with an offense who is averaging 78 points per game while the defense is holding their own only allowing 64.5 points per game. The Sycamores are sitting in second place in the MVC Conference and are averaging 74 points per game and allowing 68 points per game. Guard Jordan Barnes leads the way with 21.6 points per game with 4 assists per game. It’s an interesting match-up but the Horned Frogs are on a roll and could easily be in the top 25. That can’t be said for the Sycamores.

Betting trends for Indiana State :

  • Indiana State is 2-1 as away team

  • Indiana State is 4-1 after a win

  • Indiana¬†State is 6-2 in non-conference games

Betting trends for TCU:

  • TCU is 5-1 as home team

  • TCU is 7-1 as the favorite

  • TCU is 7-1 in non-conference games

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