The TCU Horned Frogs and Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will face off at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena to open their seasons. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 138 points with TCU opening as a 25.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at TCU Horned Frogs Free Preview
Louisiana-Monroe was unable make the tournament following a 9-24 regular season campaign last season. TCU also failed to reach the tournament after a 19-15 regular season campaign.
TCU figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Horned Frogs ranked 91st in offensive efficiency, while the Warhawks ranked 197th in defensive efficiency last season. Furthermore, the Warhawks, who ranked 348th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.174), could struggle to get to the line against the Horned Frogs, who ranked 60th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.210).
Last season, the Warhawks were 9-24 straight up (SU) and 14-12 against the spread (ATS). Vegas had a tendency to place the total slightly high when Louisiana-Monroe is involved, as 16 of their 26 games finished under the projected point total.
The Horned Frogs, on the other hand, were 19-15 SU and 19-18 ATS last season. Contrary to Louisiana-Monroe, games featuring TCU finished over the projected point total 54.1 percent of the time.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at TCU Horned Frogs ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – TCU, ATS Winner – Louisiana-Monroe, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Horned Frogs rank 38th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while the Warhawks rank 155th (35.0).
- TCU ranks 53rd in blocks per game (4.5) while Louisiana-Monroe ranks 250th (2.2).
- The Horned Frogs rank 13th in assists per game (16.9) while the Warhawks rank 165th (13.4).
- TCU ranks 120th in steals per game (6.6) while Louisiana-Monroe ranks 270th (4.7).