Bluejays vs. Horned Frogs Prediction
A National Invitational Tournament quarterfinal is on tap tonight as the Creighton Bluejays play at the Texas Christian Horned Frogs. Can top-seeded TCU protect its home court and cover the spread?
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Horned Frogs are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 151 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Creighton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Bluejays take down Tigers
Creighton picked up a 79-67 home win over Memphis Friday night in the second round of the NIT Tournament. The Bluejays (20-14) opened up a 40-30 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Creighton shot 31-of-61 from the field, 6-of-22 from 3-point range and 11-of-19 at the free throw line. Mitch Ballock led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range. He also contributed eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Marcus Zegarowski had 14 points to go with eight assists and two boards. Martin Krampelj accounted for 12 points plus four caroms and two blocked shots. Davion Mintz tallied 12 points, two rebounds and two steals. Ty-Shon Alexander added 11 points, six boards, three assists and two steals.
Horned Frogs roll past Cornhuskers
Texas Christian cruised to an 88-72 home win Sunday night over Nebraska in the second round of the NIT Tournament to improve to 22-13 on the season. The Horned Frogs led 40-32 at halftime and continued to pull away after the break. Texas Christian shot 29-of-57 from the floor, 10-of-28 from 3-point range plus 20-of-25 at the free throw line. Desmond Bane led TCU with 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting including 6-of-9 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also recorded eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. J.D. Miller had 15 points, seven boards and two assists. Kouat Noi contributed 12 points, five caroms and three dimes. Kendric Davis had 12 points and two assists off the bench. Kevin Samuel added 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bluejays are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Creighton is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 Tuesday games.
The Horned Frogs are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games. TCU is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games overall.
The Horned Frogs have seemingly rebounded after a rough stretch cost them an opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament. Texas Christian appears to be using the NIT as a building block tournament for bigger and better things next season. The two squads are about even on the offensive end, but TCU is better defensively and along with being at home I see clear edges for the motivated Horned Frogs. Give the points and take the hosts.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS -3.5