Last Updated Mar 18, 2022, 9:59 PM

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Seton Hall Pirates Picks, Predictions, Odds

The TCU Horned Frogs (20-12) of the Big 12 Conference will meet the Seton Hall Pirates (21-10) of the Big East Conference in first-round action in the NCAA Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 9:57 p.m. ET at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif., and the game can be viewed on truTV.

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Score Prediction

Seton Hall 65, TCU 63

Best Bet

Seton Hall -110 ML
Under 130 (-108)

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TCU HORNED FROGS vs. SETON HALL PIRATES PREDICTIONS

TCU is smarting after taking a 75-62 L in the Big 12 Tournament, splashing cold water on its momentum after showing Texas the door in the opening game. The offense continues to struggle, as the Horned Frogs have now amassed 69 or fewer points in four straight, and six of the past seven outings overall. It's no surprise that the UNDER has been a popular play for bettors involving the Frogs. Defense has been strong for TCU, and they'll need to lean upon its D again versus their Big East counterparts.

Seton Hall also went 1-1 in its Big East Tournament, nipping doormat Georgetown, while falling to UConn by 10 points. The Pirates failed to cover either game in the Big East Tournament, while hitting the UNDER in each of the past four outings. Like TCU, Seton Hall's D has been on point, allowing 68 or fewer points in each of the past seven games. The UNDER is 7-1 in the past eight games overall.

TCU HORNED FROGS vs. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING ODDS

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TCU HORNED FROGS vs. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Matchup: No. 9 vs. No. 8
  • Region: South
  • Venue: Viejas Arena
  • Location: San Diego, Calif.
  • TV-Time: truTV - 9:57 p.m. ET

TCU HORNED FROGS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 20-12
  • ATS: 18-11-3
  • O/U: 14-16-2

TCU wrapped up the regular season with a 5-1-1 ATS run in the final seven games before going 1-1 ATS in the Big 12 Tournament. The Horned Frogs actually did play a Big East team this season, topping Georgetown by an 80-73 victory on the road as 2.5-point favorites. And let's face it, Georgetown wasn't exactly Big East quality this season.

Against fellow NCAA Tournament teams this season, TCU went 5-7 SU while going 7-4-1 ATS. It is 4-1-2 ATS in the past seven games following a non-cover, while registering a 7-2-1 ATS mark in the past 10 following a SU loss. They're also 6-1-1 ATS in the past eight games against teams with a winning overall record.

For totals, the UNDER is 5-0 in the past five games overall for TCU, while going 10-4 ATS in the past 14 neutral-site games. The UNDER is also 16-5-1 in the past 22 games following a non-cover.

SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 21-10
  • ATS: 14-16
  • O/U: 10-20

Seton Hall was dusted 62-52 by UConn in the Big East Tournament, losing in the second game after an uninspiring win over Georgetown in the tourney opener, 57-53. The Pirates have failed to cover the past two games. The good news is that Seton Hall hasn't failed to cover three or more games in a row since an 0-3 ATS skid from Jan. 8-15.

The Pirates have managed just a 2-5 ATS mark across the past seven games overall, while going 2-5 ATS in the past seven games in the NCAA Tournament, too. The Pirates are also 0-5 ATS in the previous five neutral-site games, including 0-4 ATS this season.

The UNDER is 15-3 in the past 18 games for Seton Hall following a straight-up loss, too, while going 7-2 in the past nine following a non-cover. And while the OVER is 9-1-1 in Seton Hall's past 11 NCAA Tournament games, the UNDER is 5-1 in the past six neutral-site games, including each of the past three games this season, which carries a lot more weight than trends over a handful of years.

Texas Christian is 6-2-1 ATS across the past nine games overall. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - TCU HORNED FROGS

  • Record: 20-12
  • PS/G: 68.1 (257th)
  • PA/G: 65.0 (51st)

INSIDE THE STATS - SETON HALL PIRATES

  • Record: 21-10
  • PS/G: 72.9 (129th)
  • PA/G: 66.3 (93rd)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • TCU: Damion Baugh - G (10.6 PPG, 4.2 APG, 4.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, 43.2 FG%)
  • TCU: Mike Miles - G (15.1 PPG, 4.0 APG, 3.5 APG, 1.4 APG)
  • HALL: Bryce Aiken - G (14.5 PPG, 2.7 APG, 2.1 RPG, 1.3 SPG, 44.8 FG%)
  • HALL: Jared Rhoden - G (16.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.3 SPG)

TCU HORNED FROGS vs. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING CONCLUSION

It was a mixed bag for TCU this season. The Horned Frogs had a win over 1-seed Kansas on March 1, winning 74-64 as a 6.5-point underdog. The Horned Frogs are capable of beating anyone, but also had bad losses to Kansas State at home by 12, a 19-point loss to NIT team Santa Clara, who is already gone from the postseason in that event, and a loss to a bad Oklahoma State team. TCU is a little Jekyll and Hyde, but more often good than bad.

Seton Hall isn't much better, or consistent, thus why both of these teams are in a 9-8 coin-flip game, likely to get slaughtered by Arizona next time out. The Pirates have had the inconsistency, too, losing by 19 to the likes of St. John's at home. But the Pirates also beat Texas, a rival of TCU, and the Pirates topped Michigan, Rutgers, UConn, Creighton (x2), all tournament teams.

So who is going to win? well, Seton Hall closed the regular season on a five-game win streak, while TCU went 4-7 SU in the past 11 games overall. As such, take the Pirates to win this one by a handful before taking it on the chin against Arizona next round.

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TCU HORNED FROGS vs. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING TRENDS

  • TCU is 6-2-1 ATS in the past nine games overall.
  • TCU is 4-1-2 ATS in the past seven after an ATS loss.
  • TCU is 7-2-1 ATS in the past 10 following a SU loss.
  • TCU is 6-1-1 ATS in the past eight vs. winning teams.
  • Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall.
  • Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in the past five vs. winning teams.
  • Seton Hall is 0-5 ATS in the past five neutral-site games.
  • Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in the past seven NCAA Tournament games.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in the past five games for TCU.
  • The UNDER is 10-4 in the past 14 neutral-site games for TCU.
  • The UNDER is 16-5-1 in the past 22 after an ATS loss for TCU.
  • The UNDER is 15-3 in the past 18 for Seton Hall after a SU loss.
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the past nine for Seton Hall after an ATS loss.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six neutral-site games for Seton Hall.
  • The OVER is 9-1-1 in the past 11 NCAA Tournament games for Seton Hall.
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