TCU Horned Frogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes, NIT 2nd Round, March Madness Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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TCU HORNED FROGS IOWA HAWKEYES
20-15 March 19, 5:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena 19-14
Texas Christian at Iowa, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 5:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 19, 2017
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
TV: 5 p.m. ET, ESPN2

COLLEGE BASKETBALL – Sunday, March 19th – NIT TOURNAMENT – SECOND ROUND

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
735 –TCU Horned Frogs +2 -110 +115 Ov 153 -110
736 –Iowa Hawkeyes -2 -110 -135 Un 153 -110
 

The fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be treated to a game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Iowa Hawkeyes when they take their seats on Sunday.

ABOUT TCU (20-15): Leading scorer Vladimir Brodzinsky (13.5 points, 56.1 percent shooting), a 6-11 junior from Slovakia, was held to five points in the NIT opener while Williams notched his 15th double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Alex Robinson had 14 points against Fresno to lift his season average to 11.2 and leads the team in assists (5.6). Williams (10.8 points) is second in the Big 12 in rebounds at 6-7 with 9.4 per game and freshman guard Jaylen Fisher averages 9.9 points for the Horned Frogs, who were second in the league in assists (16.4).

ABOUT IOWA (19-14): Jok needs 14 points to become the 16th player in Hawkeyes history to reach 1,500 in his career and averages 19.8 – a mark that led the Big Ten. “I’m going to let the game come to me. I’m not going to try to force anything,” Jok told the Iowa City Press-Citizen. “But I know (TCU is) going to try to be physical. They’re a pretty good help-side defensive team.” Cook is averaging 12.1 points on 54 percent shooting from the field, Bohannon adds 10.5 points to go along with 4.9 assists and freshman forward Cordell Pemsl (9.0 points, 62.3 percent shooting) also contributes for the Hawkeyes.

Oddsmakers currently have the Hawkeyes listed as 2-point favorites versus the Horned Frogs, while the game’s total is sitting at 153.

Top-seeded Iowa is hoping for a long postseason to help an abundance of talented young players on the roster get high-level experience, and tries to add at least one more game to the schedule when it hosts fourth seed TCU in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. Four freshmen played a big part in the Hawkeyes’ 87-75 first-round victory over South Dakota and senior Peter Jok scored 20 to extend his career.

Freshmen Jordan Bohannon, Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss combined for 53 points in the opening-round victory and will be counted on again against a TCU team that knocked off Kansas in the Big 12 quarterfinals last week. The Horned Frogs outlasted Fresno State 66-59 in the first round with a balanced offensive effort and a strong performance on the glass. First-year TCU coach Jamie Dixon has stressed defense for a team that is in the NIT for the first time since 2005 and his players are buying in: “We’ve learned that if we pay defense, we’ll be successful,” junior guard Kenrich Williams told the Star-Telegram. The programs have not met since the 1940s when Iowa won both games at home.

Last time out for Iowa, they were a 87-75 winner as they battled Coyotes at home. They covered in the match as a -11-point favorite.

TCU was a 66-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bulldogs. They failed to cover the -9-point spread as favorites.

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TCU:
Team record: 20-15 SU,15-18 ATS
TCU is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
TCU is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of TCU’s last 6 games

Iowa:
Team record: 19-14 SU,14-15-1 ATS
Iowa is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Iowa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

MARCH MADNESS BETTING TIPS

1. Dixon, formerly at Pittsburgh, has led his team to 20 wins in 13 of his 14 seasons and TCU owns its most victories since going 21-14 in 2004-05.

2. Bohannon is the first Iowa player to record double-doubles of points and assists in consecutive games since B.J. Armstrong in 1989.

3. The winner of the matchup will host either sixth-seeded Richmond or seventh seed Oakland in the NIT quarterfinals next week.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Iowa Hawkeyes will cover the spread at -2 and the game will stay under 153 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Iowa 75, TCU 70 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
TCU TEAM IOWA
73.7 PTS FOR 80.2
70.0 PTS AGNST 77.6
3.7 DIFF. 2.6
24.2 DEF REBOUNDS 26.4
11.4 OFF REBOUNDS 12.0
46.2 FG% 45.2
68.1 FT% 69.5
7.1 3 POINTERS 8.6
6.5 STEALS 7.5
BETTING TRENDS
TCU
TCU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
TCU is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of TCU’s last 5 games on the road
IOWA
Iowa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Iowa is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iowa’s last 9 games at home
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
TCU’s Overall Scoring vs Iowa’s Overall Defense 73.7 166 77.6 295
TCU’s Away Scoring vs Iowa’s Home Defense 68.8 216 76.6 312
TCU’s Road Rebounds vs Iowa’s Home Rebounds Allowed 33.7 225 38.4 324
Iowa’s Overall Scoring vs TCU’s Overall Defense 80.2 33 70.0 118
Iowa’s Home Scoring vs TCU’s Road Defense 83.4 44 76.9 223
Iowa’s Home Rebounds vs TCU’s Road Rebounds Allowed 39.2 64 34.0 82

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