Longhorns vs. Horned Frogs Prediction
An in-state battle will take place tonight in the NIT semifinals between the second-seeded Texas Longhorns and the top-seeded Texas Christian Longhorns. Can TCU prevail as the small favorites?
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Madison Square Garden at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Horned Frogs are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 138 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are coming in on TCU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Longhorns get past Buffaloes
Texas picked up a 68-55 victory Wednesday night over Colorado in the NIT quarterfinals to improve to 19-16 on the season. The Longhorns cruised to a 44-19 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Texas shot 26-of-62 from the field, 9-of-22 from 3-point distance plus 7-of-12 at the free throw line. Dylan Osetkowski led the Longhorns with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also accounted for five rebounds, four steals and three assists. Kerwin Roach II tallied 14 points, six boards and three assists off the bench. Courtney Ramey accounted for 11 points, four caroms, three steals and two assists. Matt Coleman III added 11 points in 24 minutes of action.
Horned Frogs roll past Bluejays
Texas Christian earned a 71-58 victory at home over Creighton Tuesday night in the NIT quarterfinals. The Horned Frogs (23-13) outscored the Bluejays 41-25 in the second half after trailing by three at halftime. Texas Christian shot 26-of-56 from the floor, 7-of-20 from 3-point distance plus 12-of-16 at the free throw line. Kouat Noi paced the Horned Frogs with 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 6-of-12 from 3-point land plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied seven rebounds and two assists. J.D. Miller registered 15 points, five boards and two dimes. Alex Robinson added 12 points, 11 caroms, three assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. Texas is 1-7 ATS in its last eight Tuesday games.
The Horned Frogs are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. Texas Christian is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 Tuesday games.
Texas has been one of the unluckiest teams in the nation this season, losing a number of close games that cost it the chance to participate in the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns were swept in the regular season by the Horned Frogs, falling 65-61 at home and 69-56 on the road. It looks as though Texas has perhaps found a way to win those close contests and having Roach II in the lineup during the postseason after he was suspended late in the regular season certainly helps. The old cliche is that it is difficult to beat a team three times in one season. I'm going with that thought process tonight.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS LONGHORNS +2