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TCU Horned Frogs at Houston Cougars Betting Pick

On Thursday, the TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Houston Cougars in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. The TCU Horned Frogs are 21-11 on the season. They beat Oklahoma on Wednesday to advance to this game. The Horned Frogs are the 8th seed in the conference.

For Houston, they are the top seed in the Big 12 tournament. The Cougars are also the top ranked team in College Basketball. Houston is 28-3 on the season, and have won nine straight games.

The Houston Cougars are -8.5 over the TCU Horned Frogs.

Horned Frogs Seeking Upset

The TCU Horned Frogs are scoring 80.4 points per game. In the win over Oklahoma, they were able to score 77. In the last three wins for TCU, they are scoring 80 points per game. The top scorer for the Horned Frogs has been Emanuel Miller. Miller is scoring 16 points per game, and the first of three guys scoring double digits per game.

In the win over Oklahoma, Miller led the way with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Jameer Nelson was strong for the Horned Frogs as well with 14 points, while JaKobe Cole came off the bench and scored 11 points. 

TCU started the season with 7 straight wins. The first loss for the Horned Frogs was on the road at Clemson by 8. TCU also lost to Nevada just before Christmas. Those were the lone two losses for the Horned Frogs before Big 12 play.

Defensive and Talented Cougars

For the Houston Cougars, they are the top defensive team in all of College Basketball. The Cougars hang their hat on the defensive end, but the offense is strong as well. The Cougars are scoring more than 74 points per game. Houston’s top scorer this season has been L.J Cryer, with 15.7 points per game.

Jamal Shead is second with 13.2 per game. The Cougars by Kansas by 30 points in their regular season finale. In that win, the Cougars saw Shead score 13 points, Cryer added 110 and J’Wan Roberts scored 10 points and added 8 rebounds.

The three losses this season for Houston came on the road at Iowa State, and then the very next game at TCU. The third and final loss of the regular season for Houston came on February 3rd, as they were at Kansas. The Cougars went four straight games allowing 65 points or loss following that loss.

Horned Frogs Compete

The TCU Horned Frogs are going to compete in this game. With a game yesterday, and Houston having some time off, the Horned Frogs are going to keep the game close early. Look for TCU to stick around by making some shots in this game.

Houston is going to find a way to win this game late, but the TCU Horned Frogs compete and cover. The final bet for this game is the TCU Horned Frogs +8.5 over the Houston Cougars. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your NCAA Basketball betting!

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