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How and what to watch for TCU vs. No. 12 Missouri

Missouri will look to build a new winning streak against TCU, which has lost four consecutive games.

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West Virginia Mountaineers forward Derek Culver shoots in the lane among many Texas Tech Red Raiders defenders during the second half at WVU Coliseum.  Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

The 12th-ranked Missouri Tigers will host a struggling TCU Horned Frogs team as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday, January 30th. The game is set to tip off at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Missouri (10-3, 4-3 SEC) had their three-game winning streak snapped with a road loss to the Auburn Tigers earlier this week, and Missouri is now four games out of first place in the SEC. Three Missouri players fouled out of that game, and two more had four fouls. Missouri will need a better game from leading scorer Xavier Pinson, who scored seven points on 2 of 11 shooting from the floor.

TCU (9-6, 2-5 Big 12) is coming in with a four-game losing streak and has seen three games postponed in that span. After 16 days off, the Horned Frogs returned to the court on Thursday for a 59-51 road loss to the Kansas Jayhawks. Sophomore guard Francisco Farabello hasn’t played since January 9th with a calf injury, and his status is uncertain for Saturday’s game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch TCU vs. Missouri on Saturday, January 30th at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU, or you can watch via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Missouri -10.5
Point total: 137.5
Money line: TCU +460, Mizzou -670

  • TCU is 1-4 straight up in their last five games and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven.
  • Missouri is 11-3 straight up in their last 14 games and 4-2 against the spread in their last six.
  • The total went under in five of TCU’s last six games, while the over hit in four of Missouri’s last five.

The Best Bet

TCU has trended in the wrong direction with their last four losses coming by an average margin of 22.8 points a game. If Missouri is able to limit the Horn Frogs’ inconsistent offense, this could get ugly in Columbia.

Pick: Missouri -10.5

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