The TCU Horned Frogs (13-5) head to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks (14-4) in what should be a low-scoring game. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks ATS Prediction
In the Horned Frogs’ last contest, they defeated the No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 65-54. The Horned Frogs had a free throw rate of 0.224 (above their season average of 0.151) and held the Red Raiders to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.7 (below their season average of 29.9). TCU rallied around Desmond Bane, who was the game’s high scorer with 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
The Razorbacks lost to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in their last matchup, 77-70. Mississippi State made good use of their 31 trips to the free throw line, converting on 27 of them (87.1 percent). Arkansas, meanwhile, was just 6-11 (54.5 percent). With 20 points and seven rebounds, Mason Jones put together a good performance for Arkansas.
Points could be at a premium in this showdown between a pair of the NCAA’s premier defenses. Arkansas currently ranks 12th in defensive efficiency (87.9) and TCU is 43rd (91.8).
TCU at Arkansas ATS Pick
Free Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – TCU, O/U – Under
Arkansas ranks 11th in assists allowed per game (9.6) while TCU ranks 222nd (15.2).
The Horned Frogs rank 77th in rebounds allowed per game (33.4) while the Razorbacks rank 232nd (38.5).
Arkansas ranks 18th in three pointers allowed per game (17.4) while TCU ranks 72nd (19.8).
The Razorbacks rank 34th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Horned Frogs rank 77th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Arkansas ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while TCU ranks 47th (5.6).
The Horned Frogs have been outscored by an average of 5.4 points in their last five games. On the season, TCU has defeated opponents by an average of 7.3 points.
During their last five games, the Razorbacks have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (8.3 above their season average).