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TCU vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Preview & Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
TCU vs. Kansas Basketball Betting picks

The year’s March Madness betting action is still a long ways off. However, legal betting players can help speed up the time by betting on Wednesday’s thrilling lineup. Without a doubt the most intriguing game of tonight’s schedule is the TCU vs. Kansas basketball matchup. The Horned Frogs come into this game proudly sporting their No. 25 nationwide ranking, ready to take on No. 7 Kansas. The Jayhawks on the other hand, are more than ready to prove their dominance against a nationally ranked opponent. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Wednesday night? Let’s check on the odds to find out.

TCU vs. Kansas Basketball – Wednesday, January 9th    

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas

TV: ESPN2

Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
TCU +6 (-110) 151½ (-110)   +220
Kansas -6 (-110) 151½ (-110) -260
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TCU Horned Frogs        

The Horned Frogs leap into this Wednesday night contest sporting a 12-1 record. So far this season, TCU is undefeated in Big 12 play, placing huge importance on tonight’s conference matchup. By the looks of it, the NCAA basketball betting odds are pegging TCU as a heavy underdog this evening. The numbers however, don’t exactly pain them as a massive underdog versus Kansas. Currently scoring 80.5 points per game, TCU should have no problems keeping up with a Kansas offense that is scoring 79.3 per game. On top of that, the Horned Frogs enter with a statistically better defense. Since they’re only giving up 66 per game, TCU should be able to perform better than Kansas’ defense that allots 69.9 per game. Notwithstanding those numbers, the bookmakers seem pretty confident that Kansas’ home court advantage will be enough to usurp TCU.

Players to Watch: Desmond Bane (14.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.2 apg), Alex Robinson (13.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 8.7 apg), and Kouat Noi (13.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 apg).

Kansas 

The Jayhawks fly into this Big 12 contest flashing a 12-2 record. Surprisingly, Kansas is 1-1 in conference play this season. On top of that, the Jayhawks are 2-2 in their last 4 matchups. Although one of those losses came against No. 18 Arizona State, the other came against unranked Iowa State 60-77. It’s safe to say that the Jayhawks need a massive rebound this evening to avoid falling down the national rankings.

Players to Watch: Dedric Lawson (18.6 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.4 apg), Lagerald Vick (14.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Udoka Azubuike (13.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.6 apg).

TCU vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • TCU is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas
  • TCU is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of TCU’s last 5 games when playing Kansas
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 12 of Kansas’s last 16 games at home
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing TCU
TCU vs. Kansas Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this TCU vs. Kansas Basketball matchup? All things considered, TCU isn’t a terrible option here. They come in with a 3 game winning streak and could pose some problems for a Kansas team that is stuck in a rut. Plus the underdog odds makes picking them straight up quite an auspicious bet. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 82-79 TCU.

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