The seventh-ranked Kansas Jayhawks will look to rebound from their second loss of the season when they host the TCU Horned Frogs in their Big 12 conference clash on Wednesday night. With TCU looking to extend its impressive winning streak, let’s find out if Kansas can avoid the upset and back-to-back losses.
TCU vs Kansas NCAAB Lines, Pick & Prediction
- When: Wednesday January 9, 2019, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: TCU / Kansas
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Odds: Kansas Jayhawks -7 / Total: 149
Why Bet On The TCU Horned Frogs at -7?
Why should you consider betting on TCU in this contest? Well, there are a bunch of great reasons to do so. First, the Horned Frogs average a stellar 80.5 points per game (52nd) while also being pretty elite at the defensive end of the court in limiting the opposition to just 66.0 points per game to rank 57th in points allowed nationally. Then, there’s the fact that the Horned Frogs have won nine straight including a hard-fought 85-81 win over Baylor on Sunday. Last but not least, the last time TCU faced Kansas, they were seven point underdog – and the fell by seven (71-64) to finish as a push almost one year ago.
- Average Score For: 80.54
- Field Goals: 49.94%
- Three Points: 35%
- Free Throws: 68.08%
- Rebounds: 36.92
- Average Score Against: 66
- Field Goals: 40.29%
- Three Points: 28.14%
- Free Throws: 70.64%
- Rebounds: 32.46
Why bet On The Kansas Jayhawks at +7?
Why should you consider betting on Kansas to get the big win in this contest? First and foremost, because the Jayhawks are playing at home where they’ve gone a perfect 8-0 SU. Another great reason to back Kansas in this one would be because they are coming off a humbling 77-60 loss to Iowa State on Sunday. Kansas averages 79.3 points per game (69th) while allowing 66.9 points per contest defensively (144th).
- Average Score For: 79.29
- Field Goals: 47.77%
- Three Points: 34.05%
- Free Throws: 67.91%
- Rebounds: 39.79
- Average Score Against: 69.86
- Field Goals: 40.05%
- Three Points: 32.70%
- Free Throws: 68.51%
- Rebounds: 35.36
TCU vs Kansas NCAAB Betting Trends
- TCU is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 games
- TCU is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of TCU’s last 6 games
- Kansas is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
- Kansas is 19-3 SU in the last 22 games
- The total went OVER in 13 of Kansas’s last 18 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for TCU vs Kansas
Kansas might be playing at home, but the Jayhawks are not the better team at either end of the court statistically and they definitely don’t have the mature leadership they’ve had in seasons past. TCU has gone a red-hot 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while Kansas has gone 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.
With TCU going 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams when they meet in Kansas, I say back the dangerous TCU Horned Frogs to cover the chalk – by getting the outright win! Kansas looked completely incompetent in their loss to Iowa State the last time out and TCU has scored 82 points or more in six straight games and eight of their last nine games overall.
NCAAB Betting Pick: TCU 82 Kansas 75