TCU Horned Frogs guard Mike Miles Jr screaming

Mar 17, 2023; Denver, CO, USA; TCU Horned Frogs guard Mike Miles Jr. (1) reacts after defeating the Arizona State Solar Devils within the first spherical of the NCAA match at Ball Enviornment. Necessary Credit score: Michael Ciaglo-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • No. 3 Gonzaga and ant No. 6 seed TCU meet in an NCAA West Regional recreation on Sunday, March 19
  • Gonzaga is a 4.5-point favourite over TCU at Ball Enviornment in Denver, CO
  • Learn beneath for Gonzaga vs TCU odds and prediction

No. 3 seed Gonzaga (29-5) is a 4.5-point favourite over TCU in a second-round recreation within the NCAA Event West Regional in Denver at 9:40 pm ET on TBS at Ball Enviornment. The Bulldogs have gained 10 in a row.

TCU (22-12) overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Arizona State 72-70 on JaKobe Coles’ floater with 1.5 seconds remaining to win the opener. The Horned Frogs have gained 4 of their final six.

Gonzaga vs TCU Odds

Group Unfold Moneyline Complete
Gonzaga Bulldogs -4.5 (-110) -158 Over 156.5 (-1xx)
TCU Horned Frogs +4.5 (-110) +194 Beneath 156.5 (-1xx)

Gonzaga is a 4.5-point favourite over TCU. The groups have break up their two earlier video games, the newest within the Horned Frogs’ 90-87 victory in Fort Value on Dec. 30, 1998 when Lee Nailon had 44 factors and 14 rebounds, The Zags misplaced solely two extra regular-season video games that season and reached the Elite Eight as a tenth seed to start their 24-year NCAA Event run.

The Bulldogs are 13-19-1 ATS this season after failing to cowl as a 15.5-point favourite in a primary spherical win over Grand Canyon. They’re 3-7 ATS on a impartial ground. TCU is 16-17-1 ATS, 2-4 at a impartial web site. Gonzaga is 19-14 towards the over; the Horned Frogs are 16-17-1.


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Gonzaga and Its Relentless ‘O’

Gonzaga gained its 14th consecutive NCAA Event opener in about the identical method its season has gone — a comparatively sluggish begin adopted by a robust late run. The Bulldogs trailed by 11 within the first half however used a 16-0 run within the second to drag away from Grand Canyon for an 82-70 victory Friday. Veterans Drew Timme, Julian Strawther and Anton Watson led the best way. Timme, taking part in in his fourth straight NCAA Event landed proper on his season common with 21 factors and Strawther had a 28/10 double-double.

Gonzaga entered the match with probably the most environment friendly offense within the nation, main Division I in scoring (87 factors per recreation) and efficient capturing share (59.2), and so they had been proper at these marks towards the Antelopes. The Bulldogs shot 53.6 p.c from the sphere and made 7 of 15 three-pointers. Strawther made three threes and Watson (14 factors, 11 rebounds) made two.

The Zags should not a very imposing workforce, however Timme, Strawther and Watson all common at the very least six rebounds a recreation. As typical for a Mark Few tean, the Bulldogs make the additional go —  they common 16.5 assists per recreation, 14th in Division 1.

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TCU Survives, Strikes On

The Horned Frogs have been right here earlier than. After blowing out Seton Corridor within the first spherical final season, they bumped into No. 1 seed Arizona within the second spherical, with the Wildcats pulling out an 85 -80 time beyond regulation victory. Now, No. 3 seed Gonzaga. TCU has not  had the identical inside presence since 6’11” space-eating middle Eddie Lampkin (6.3 factors, 5.9 rebounds) left this system forward of the Large 12 Event in a dispute with coach Jamie Dixon.

That is Mike Miles Jr.’s workforce, and each the Horned Frogs and their opponents understand it. A 6’1″ slasher, Miles had 26 factors towards Arizona State and is averaging 17.6 factors per recreation. Guard Damion Baugh (12.5 factors, 5.9 assists) and ahead Emanuel Miller (12.3 factors, 6.6 rebounds) are the opposite double-digit scores. Chuck O’Bannon of the well-known O’Bannon clan stepped up with 15 factors and three three-pointers towards ASU.

Mile, who missed 5 video games earlier this season with a proper knee harm, appeared to hyperextend his proper knee after making a dunk with 1:13 remaining within the first half Friday, however he returned within the second half and performed 37 minutes. TCU is 18-7 when he begins.

Gonzaga vs TCU Prediction

Gonzaga has made the NCAA Candy Sixteen in every of the final eight tournaments, and a ninth wouldn’t be a stretch.  With Lampkin gone, TCU workforce that lacks an inside presence to bang with Timme and Watson. On the identical time,  Gonzaga lacks among the quickness and athleticism of its earlier groups. The Zags have misplaced to each Large 12 groups they’ve confronted this season, Texas and Baylor, whereas TCU break up with Baylor and Texas within the regular-season earlier than shedding to the Longhorns within the Large 12 Event. ASU double-teamed Miles on the prime of the important thing and made others beat them; the Bulldogs are a hundred and seventieth in  defensive rating.

  • Decide: TCU +4.5 (-110)
  • Season CBK: 49-27 ATS 

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