Nevada vs. TCU Pick
Which ranked team will pick up another big win when No. 20 TCU takes on No. 22 Nevada in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at 1AM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, TCU is favored in this game, as the Horned Frogs are getting odds of -2 points against Nevada. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 158.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and will air live on ESPNU.
Nevada is coming off its first loss of the season, 82-76 in OT against Texas Tech. The Wolf Pack are now 8-1 on the season and 8-1 against the spread. They just barely failed to cover as a 5.5-point underdog against the Red Raiders. Nevada is scoring 84 points per game this season while allowing 68.8 points per game on defense. Caleb Martin is leading the team with 20 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while Jordan Caroline is adding 17 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
TCU is off to a 9-0 start to the season following a 94-83 win over SMU earlier this week. The Horned Frogs are 5-4 against the spread this season, covering in their last four games. TCU is averaging 87.7 points per game on offense while allowing 71.6 per contest on defense. Desmond Bane is leading the team with 14.1 points per game while Kenrich Williams is adding 14 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
TCU has won its last two meetings with Nevada, with the Horned Frogs covering the spread in one of the two lined contests. The trends are good with both teams, but Nevada is just 12-25-1 against the spread in their last 38 at a neutral site. TCU is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 on a neutral site. The Horned Frogs are also 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a winning team. The public betting is behind TCU tonight and I think the Horned Frogs will be a little too much for Nevada to deal with.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TCU -2