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TCU Vs Kansas Betting Line Analysis

Can the Kansas Jayhawks beat the TCU Horned Frogs to clinch a share of the Big 12 basketball title and run its string of consecutive conference championships to 13? The mark would tie a Division I record UCLA set from 1967-79. 

The NCAA basketball betting line favors Kansas by 12.5-points to beat TCU. Tip-off is this Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN2 from the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

TCU Horned Frogs Vs Kansas Jayhawks Betting Line Analysis

What: TCU Horned Frogs (17-10) at Kansas Jayhawks (24-3)
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Where: Lawrence, Kansas
Stadium: Allen Fieldhouse
Spread: Kansas -12.5
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: TCU vs Kansas

Why Bet The TCU Horned Frogs To Beat The Jayhawks

The Horned Frogs have lost three in a row, including an 84-71 defeat at the hands of Iowa State in their last outing. They are 9-15 SU and 14-11-1 ATS this season. They average 74.5 points per game (157th) and allow 69.1 points per game (95th).

TCU shoots 46.5% from the field (78th) and 34.5% from three-point land (205th). All five starting players for the Frogs scored over 10 points in the loss to Iowa State, led by sophomore guard Alex Robinson (11.1 PPG & 5.6 RPG) who scored 16 points.

"The turnovers really put us in a hole to start the game," TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. "We’re getting pushed around, and we’ve got to do something about it."

The Horned Frogs average 35.7 rebounds (Tied-189th), 16.6 assists (23rd) and 6.70 steals per game. They have a +5.45 point differential this season. Junior guard Kenrich Williams averages 9.0 rebounds per game and Alex Robinson is tops with 1.6 steals.

Why Bet The Kansas Jayhawks To Beat The Horned Frogs

Each of the Jayhawks’ last seven games was decided by single digits and they won six of them. Kansas is 10-2 on the season in such games, 8-1 against league rivals. It has won eight games it trailed by at least nine points and stands 8-1 when trailing at halftime. They are 24-3 SU and 8-16-1 ATS this season. They average 82.9 points per game (18th) and allow 72.1 per game (181st).

The Jayhawks shoot 48.7 from the field (16th) and 40.7% from three-point land (10th). Last time out, senior guard Frank Mason III (20.3 PPG & 5.0 APG) scored 23 points, shooting 7-12 from the floor. In the same game, freshman guard Josh Jackson (16.5 PPG & 6.9 RPG) added 16 points.

"As far as a mental toughness team, I would take this team and go to the house and let it ride however it goes," Kansas coach Bill Self said.

Kansas averages 39.1 rebounds (35th), 16.4 assists (Tied-30th) and 7.22 steals per game. They have a +10.74 point differential. Senior forward Landen Lucas leads the team with 8.4 rebounds and freshman guard Josh Jackson is tops with 1.7 steals.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Jayhawks are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 Wednesday games.
  • Jayhawks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Horned Frogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
  • Horned Frogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.

TCU Vs Kansas ATS Pick

History will not be on their side at Kansas. TCU has never won in Allen Fieldhouse, has dropped 20 straight against ranked opponents and 39 straight on the road against ranked opponents. Two of the Horned Frogs’ three all-time Big 12 road wins have come this season.

Bet Kansas to cover the spread.