The TCU Horned Frogs (6-1) will attempt to prolong their six-game home winning streak in a matchup against the USC Trojans (7-2) at Dickies Arena. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, December 6, 2019.
USC Trojans vs. TCU Horned Frogs Betting Prediction
The Trojans will be looking for similar success after defeating the Harvard Crimson in their last matchup, 77-62. USC’s offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over Harvard. The Trojans had a rate of 40.6 (above their season average of 31.1), while the Crimson posted a mark of 23.7 (below their season average of 31.0). USC was led by Onyeka Okongwu, who was the game’s high scorer with 27 points on 12-for-14 shooting.
In the Horned Frogs’ last game, they defeated the Illinois State Redbirds, 81-69. The Horned Frogs held the Redbirds to an offensive rebounding percentage of 18.8 (below their season average of 33.2). The Redbirds also had a turnover percentage of 22.2 (above their season average of 17.1). Desmond Bane was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field.
Points at the line could be rare for TCU in this contest. Dating back to last season, the Horned Frogs rank 272nd in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.202, while USC ranks 40th in FTA rate allowed (0.199).
The Horned Frogs won the sole contest against the Trojans last season, 96-61. The Horned Frogs had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.588 vs. 0.386) and had a much better turnover percentage (15.3 vs. 23.0).
USC Trojans at TCU Horned Frogs Betting Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – USC, O/U – Over
USC ranks 42nd in assists allowed per game (13.7) while TCU ranks 271st (15.0).
The Horned Frogs rank 121st in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while the Trojans rank 304th (24.4).
TCU ranks 77th in steals per game (7.3) while USC ranks 254th in steals allowed per game (6.2).
The Trojans rank sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the Horned Frogs rank 173rd (3.5).
USC ranks 10th in rebounds per game (36.9) while TCU ranks 127th (36.5).