The Missouri Tigers will host the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Both of these teams have had solid seasons to this point, and it will be one of the better games of this challenge. Here is our TCU at Mizzou betting preview.
TCU comes into this game with a record of 9-6, but things have not gone well for them of late. The Horned Frogs have now lost four straight games and need to get their season turned around.
Missouri is currently 10-3 on the season, but two of those losses have come in the last two weeks. The Tigers were upset by Auburn in their previous game, and they will be looking to make up for that defeat.
This game is set to tip-off at 1:00 PM Central time, and it will be shown live on ESPNU.
Horned Frogs Hoping For Offense
TCU is averaging just 66.4 points per game this season, and they allow more than 68 points per game. They were able to boost their record in the non-conference, but lately, the offense has been hard to come by.
The Horned Frogs have not scored more than 67 points in any of their last five games, which is a recipe for disaster against Missouri. The Tigers are a terrific defensive team, and TCU will be searching for answers.
RJ Nembhard leads the Horned Frogs with close to 17 points per game, and he will need to put on a show against Missouri. Freshman Mike Miles is the only other TCU player averaging in double-figures.
The best chance for TCU is to play terrific defense against Missouri and look to slow things down. This plan worked well against Kansas, but it still resulted in a loss.
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Missouri Has Depth
The Missouri Tigers were picked near the bottom of the SEC in the preseason poll, but they continue to exceed expectations. Missouri is incredibly deep this season, and they have a ton of veterans on the roster.
Missouri is scoring over 73 points per game while holding opponents to just 68 a night. The Tigers play an aggressive and attacking style on both ends of the floor, but they also play smart.
Xavier Pinson leads the team with 13.5 points per game, but Missouri has plenty of players that can step up. Forward Jeremiah Tilmon is averaging 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game and can be dominant if he stays out of foul trouble.
The Missouri Tigers continue be a bit underrated but it seems to be providing some fuel and motivation for this team. Missouri will be ready for TCU on Saturday afternoon.
TCU at Mizzou Betting Preview: Tigers Take Down Horned Frogs
Both TCU and Missouri have the look and feel of teams that could be dangerous in the NCAA Tournament. This game will be a great measuring stick for each team and should give the Selection Committee a better idea of what these teams are about.
TCU is coming into this game a little tired and wounded after suffering a close loss to Kansas on Thursday night. There is no doubt that it will be hard for the Horned Frogs to recover.
Missouri is quietly building a terrific NCAA Tournament resume and this is simply a game they cannot lose. The Tigers just have too much depth and they are eventually going to wear down the Horned Frogs.
Bet the Missouri Tigers over the TCU Horned Frogs is this SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup.