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West Virginia Mountaineers Struggle to Keep Up Against Dominant TCU Horned Frogs in Big 12 Matchup

On Monday evening, the West Virginia Mountaineers will face off against the TCU Horned Frogs in a Big 12 matchup. The Mountaineers are currently 8-15 overall and 8-15 against the spread, with a 12-11 over/under record. Coming off a road loss to Texas, they will be looking to bounce back. Meanwhile, the Horned Frogs hold a 16-7 overall record, with a 13-10 ATS record and a 12-11 over/under record. They too suffered a road loss, this time to Iowa State. In last year's season series, both teams secured a home victory. TCU has opened as the betting favorite with a -12 line and there have been no significant changes in the betting odds.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Mountaineers +525 | Horned Frogs -800
  • Spread: Mountaineers +12 (-110) | Horned Frogs -12 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 149.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that TCU will win straight-up is 89%.

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West Virginia Mountaineers

The West Virginia Mountaineers are struggling in conference play, with just two wins so far. They recently suffered two consecutive losses and failed to cover the spread in their most recent game. Raquan Battle has been in a shooting slump, with a shooting percentage below 40% in five straight games. On the other hand, Jesse Edwards has been performing well offensively, scoring at least 15 points in three consecutive games. Quinn Slazinski has also shown improvement, shooting above 55% in three of his last five games. The Mountaineers are currently ranked 140th in DI according to Ken Pomeroy's ratings and have yet to secure a road win this season. Offensively, they have been averaging 68 points per game, ranking 315th, while defensively they have been conceding an average of 73.7 points per game, ranking 239th. In terms of their performance this season, their power ranking is 318, with an 8-15 record. Offensively, they have a field goal percentage of 41.59% and a free throw percentage of 71.96%. They also make an average of 33.05% of their three-point attempts. Defensively, they allow opponents to shoot 42.97% from the field and 73.18% from the free-throw line. They also allow an average of 33.27% of three-point attempts. Overall, West Virginia averages 34.50 rebounds per game and has 12.73 offensive assists and 11.86 turnovers per game. Defensively, they average 36.55 defensive rebounds per game and have 14.00 defensive assists and 10.73 turnovers per game.

TCU Horned Frogs Analysis

The TCU Horned Frogs basketball team is striving to avoid a third consecutive loss. Despite their recent defeats, TCU has been competitive in most of their conference games. They had a successful run of three consecutive wins, including an away victory against Baylor. However, they suffered a 77-66 loss to Texas and an 71-59 loss to Iowa State in their most recent games, bringing their Big 12 record to 5-5. On a positive note, the team has covered the spread in three of their last five games.

Emanuel Miller has been a standout player for the Horned Frogs, consistently scoring at least 15 points in four of his last five games. As a senior forward, he recorded 18 points in the most recent game and holds an average of 16.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game this season. Micah Peavy, a senior guard, has also performed well, shooting 50% from the field in three of his last five games. He contributed 18 points in the win against Baylor and has an average of 11.1 points per game on 48% shooting. Jameer Nelson Jr., another senior guard, has had a less consistent scoring record, only reaching double digits in two of his last five games, with an average of 10.7 points per game.

In terms of rankings, the TCU Horned Frogs are positioned 35th in Ken Pomeroy's ratings. They have a strong home record of 10-2, making them difficult to defeat in their own arena. Offensively, they are one of the better teams in Division I, averaging 81.8 points per game, which ranks 25th. However, their defense is subpar, allowing an average of 71.1 points per game, placing them 159th.

The overall power ranking for the Horned Frogs is 219, and they have a record of 16-7 (13-10 against the spread). In matchups against TCU, West Virginia has gone 1-2 (1-2 against the spread) in their last three games. TCU's offensive performance is noteworthy, ranking 22nd in the nation with an average of 82.86 points per game. They have a field goal percentage of 48.75% (ranked 21st), a free throw percentage of 72.46% (ranked

West Virginia Mountaineers Struggle to Maintain Competitiveness in Conference Games, TCU Horned Frogs Dominate with Impressive Offense and Defense

The West Virginia Mountaineers are currently facing challenges in maintaining competitiveness in their conference games. Their defensive performance has been inconsistent, resulting in losses in four out of their last five games. Of particular concern is their struggle to perform well in away games, as they have not secured a victory in conference play on the road. On the contrary, the TCU Horned Frogs have demonstrated success in their home games, defeating and surpassing expectations against both Oklahoma and Houston. Furthermore, West Virginia's offensive capabilities are insufficient to match TCU's impressive scoring rate. The Mountaineers are averaging 105.7 points per 100 possessions, while the TCU offense has achieved a remarkable 116.8 points per 100. Defensively, the Horned Frogs excel, conceding 4.1 fewer points per 100 possessions compared to their opponents. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that four of the Mountaineers' last five defeats have been by a margin of at least 13 points.

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