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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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TCU Horned Frogs vs West Virginia Mountaineers

Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

When: Tuesday, January 14, 9:00 PM. ET.

The West Virginia Mountaineers will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night.

Horned Frogs Going For Fifth Consecutive Win

The Horned Frogs are off to a good start this season and come into this game on a four-game winning streak. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Mountaineers, which will give them their fifth win in a row and seventh win in their last eight games.

TCU has struggled offensively, averaging 71.7 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They finished with 52 points in their last game and will need to play better if they want to get the win.

Desmond Bane led the way for the Horned Frogs with 20 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, while Francisco Farabello added 10 points and six rebounds for the Horned Frogs.

TCU has done a better job on the defensive end, holding opponents to 60.2 points per game. They gave up 40 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively to give themselves a chance to win this game.

Mountaineers Going For Seventh Win In Eight Games

The Mountaineers have played well so far and are currently tied for second place in the Big 12 standings. They will be trying to pick up their third consecutive win and seventh win in their last eight games when they play the Horned Frogs on Tuesday.

West Virginia has struggled offensively, averaging 71.5 points per game, but the team has played better at home, averaging 76.2 points per game. The Mountaineers are shooting 42 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. They finished with 66 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to get past the Horned Frogs.

Miles McBride led the way for the Mountaineers with 22 points and two rebounds, while Brandon Knapper added 10 points and four rebounds for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia has done a better job on the defensive end, holding opponents to 59.9 points per game. They gave up 54 points in their last game and will need to continue playing well on defense if they want to get the win.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Mountaineers have one of the best defenses in the country, holding opponents to 59.9 points per game on 35 percent shooting from the field. Even though they are averaging 71.7 points per game, the Horned Frogs will struggle to score against the Mountaineers because they haven’t played well on the road, averaging 59.5 points per game. West Virginia won’t have trouble scoring against the Horned Frogs, who are holding opponents to 60.2 points per game because they have played well offensively at home, averaging 76.2 points per game. The Mountaineers also do a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 42.1 rebounds per game to TCU’s 37.7 rebounds per game. With 37.5 percent of the rebounds coming on the offensive end, the Mountaineers will have more second-chance opportunities in this game, giving them the edge.

Prediction: West Virginia Mountaineers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Horned Frogs haven’t played well offensively, averaging 71.7 points per game. They have played worse on the road, averaging 59.5 points per game and will likely score less than 60 points against the Mountaineers, who are holding opponents to 59.9 points per game. The Mountaineers have done a better job offensively, especially at home where they are averaging 76.2 points per game. However, they too will be held under their season average by the Horned Frogs, who are holding opponents to 60.2 points per game and 59.5 points per game on the road. With both teams likely to struggle offensively, the under is the best bet here. The under is 5-2 in TCU’s last seven games and 8-0 in West Virginia’s last eight games.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Horned Frogs will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Mountaineers in the first half of their games, averaging 32.7 points per game while the Mountaineers average 31.7 points per game.

Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs

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The Horned Frogs and Mountaineers are averaging 64.4 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.