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TCU vs Utah State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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TCU vs Utah State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the No. 8 seed Utah State Aggies (27-6) take the court against the No. 9 seed TCU Horned Frogs (21-12) on Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The contest begins at 9:55 PM ET, on TBS.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

TCU vs. Utah State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:55 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Arena: Gainbridge Fieldhouse

TCU vs. Utah State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: TCU win (51.4%)

TCU is a 3.5-point favorite over Utah State on Friday and the total has been set at 150.5 points. Below are some betting trends and insights if you are planning on making a wager on the matchup.

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TCU vs. Utah State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • TCU is 19-14-0 ATS this season.
  • Utah State has put together a 15-16-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • TCU covers the spread when it is a 3.5-point favorite or more 63.6% of the time. That's more often than Utah State covers as an underdog of 3.5 or more (never covered this season).
  • Against the spread, the Horned Frogs have performed worse when playing at home, covering nine times in 16 home games, and seven times in 11 road games.
  • Against the spread, the Aggies have performed better at home (8-5-0) than away (4-8-0).

TCU vs. Utah State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • TCU has come away with 14 wins in the 19 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • This season, the Horned Frogs have come away with a win 14 times in 17 chances when named as a favorite of at least -178 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Utah State has been the underdog on the moneyline six total times this season. Utah State has finished 1-5 in those games.
  • The Aggies have played in five games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +146 or longer without claiming a victory.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that TCU has a 64% chance of pulling out a win.

TCU vs. Utah State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • TCU is outscoring opponents by eight points per game with a +264 scoring differential overall. It puts up 79.2 points per game (51st in college basketball) and allows 71.2 per outing (157th in college basketball).
  • Emanuel Miller paces TCU, averaging 15.9 points per game (196th in the country).
  • Utah State outscores opponents by 9.5 points per game (posting 79.8 points per game, 43rd in college basketball, and giving up 70.3 per outing, 124th in college basketball) and has a +314 scoring differential.
  • Great Osobor is ranked 83rd in college basketball with a team-high 18 points per game.
  • The 37 rebounds per game the Horned Frogs average rank 97th in the country, and are 4.5 more than the 32.5 their opponents grab per contest.
  • Miller tops the team with 5.9 rebounds per game (371st in college basketball action).
  • The 36.3 rebounds per game the Aggies accumulate rank 123rd in the nation, four more than the 32.3 their opponents record.
  • Osobor's 9.2 rebounds per game lead the Aggies and rank 41st in the nation.
  • TCU records 98.4 points per 100 possessions (97th in college basketball), while giving up 88.4 points per 100 possessions (53rd in college basketball).
  • The Aggies' 103.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 27th in college basketball, and the 90.8 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 111th in college basketball.

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