9 and 7 TCU takes on 14 and 2 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, home of the Jayhawks, on Saturday, January 16. Tip-off is at 2:00 pm EST.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The TCU Horned Frogs Vs #1 Kansas Jayhawks College Basketball Line
What: TCU Horned Frogs (9-7) at No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (14-2)
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kickoff: 2:00 PM ET
Where: Lawrence, Kansas
Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse
Spread: Kansas -21
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: TCU vs Kansas
Bet The TCU Horned Frogs Because…
The Horned Frogs gave Kansas a surprisingly difficult battle the last time that they played the Jayhawks. The game took place last March. As a +8 point underdog, the Horned Frogs held the Jayhawks to 0 for 8 from the three-point line. TCU’s perimeter defense was terrific. Kansas ended up winning 64 to 59, but the Horned Frogs made it close. Chris Washburn, who had 10 points and 8 boards against Kansas in that game, will play in this game on Saturday. Washburn hasn’t gotten on track just yet. No better time to get on track than against the #1 team in the nation, right?
Bet The #1 Kansas Jayhakws Because…
It’s difficult to see Kansas losing 2 games in a row. Kansas is just too good of a team for that to happen. The Jayhawks go into this Saturday battle against TCU having dropped their last game to West Virginia on Jan. 12. The Mountaineers beat the Jayhawks 74 to 63 in that game. Even though Kansas shot 50% from behind the arc when making 10 out of 20 three-point shots, the best that they could do from the field is 41.7%. Kansas should return to their average of 49.7% from the field against TCU.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Horned Frogs don’t stand much of a chance in this matchup. TCU averages around 42% from the field on both offense and defense. They shoot 32.3% from the three-point line. The Horned Frogs have a decent defense. But, things can go bad quickly for TCU if the defense isn’t working. Baylor shot over 60% from the field and over 40% from the three-point line in a stunning 82 to 54 win over TCU in the Horned Frogs’ last game.
Kansas has a good chance of providing a win on that scale this Saturday. The Jayhawks average 86.8 points per game. If Kansas doesn’t beat TCU by at least 20 points, college basketball handicappers should be surprised.
My final score prediction is Kansas 84, TCU 60.