The TCU Horned Frogs will play just two days after their football team plays on the grandest stage of college football. Will TCU win on the hardwood, though, versus the Texas Longhorns in Austin? Or will the Longhorns, who are still trying to move on in the wake of the Chris Beard controversy, notch a big home victory? Check out our preview of this TCU vs Texas in the 2022-23 NCAA basketball season.
Betting Preview for the TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Longhorns NCAA College Basketball Game on January 11 2023
Where: Moody Center ATX, Austin, TX
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs (odds)
Record: 13-1 Overall/9-0 Conference
The TCU Horned Frogs suffered just their second loss of the season last Saturday when they fell prey to the Iowa State Cyclones at home, 69-67. Horned Frogs leading scorer Mike Miles Jr. led TCU in the Texas game with 18 points on 5/9 shooting from the field, while Damion Baugh provided 17 points. However, Emanuel Miller – second on the team in scoring – only coughed up seven points. Those three will have to lead the Horned Frogs again. It’s easy for TCU to trust those three players, who are all upperclassmen. The collective experience of TCU can be a big factor versus the Longhorns. While Texas is just 154th in the nation in minutes continuity, the Horned Frogs are third overall in the nation.
TCU is 7-2-1 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (odds)
Record: 8-5 Overall/6-3 Conference
The Longhorns made a return in the win column by beating the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater last Saturday, 56-46. Prior to that, Texas saw its six-game win streak end in a 116-103 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats. The backfield combo of Marcus Carr and Timmy Allen led the Longhorns against Oklahoma State with 12 and 11 points, respectively, but it’s really their defense that carried them on an uncharacteristically low-scoring outing for Texas. The Longhorns, who entered the game averaging 84.1 points per outing, limited Oklahoma State down to only 30.4 percent shooting from the field. On the season, the Longhorns have a top-20 defense in terms of adjusted defensive rating. Their tenacious defense rattles opposing teams into committing a high 24.2 percent turnover rate.
The Over is 7-3 in Texas’ last 10 games overall.
Texas wins. 73-69.
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