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TCU vs. Kansas Jayhawks Prediction 1/6/2024

The TCU Horned Frogs (11-2) travel to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (12-1) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks

The TCU Horned Frogs Are Coming Off A Win

TCU comes into today’s matchup as the underdog, facing off against the Kansas Jayhawks on the road. So far this season, the Horned Frogs have been favored in all 13 of their games, going 11-2 overall.

In their last game, TCU took on Texas A&M-Commerce and won by a score of 77-42. Over their last ten road games, the Horned Frogs are 6-4, and they have gone 4-0 on the road this season.

So far this season, TCU has an ATS record of 7-6, including a 3-1 mark on the road. Over their last 3 road games, the Horned Frogs are 3-0 vs. the spread. As the underdog, TCU has gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for TCU games is 6-7. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (151). Currently, the average scoring total in their games (152.2) is slightly higher than their average over/under line. Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 132 points.

The Kansas Jayhawks Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into today’s matchup, the Kansas Jayhawks are favored by 8.5 points and have an overall record of 12-1. So far this season, Kansas has gone a perfect 8-0 at home, winning their last eight games in Allen Fieldhouse.

In their last game, the Jayhawks faced off against Wichita State and came away with an 86-67 victory. Over their last ten games at home, Kansas has gone 9-1.

As the favorite this season, Kansas has an ATS record of 5-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jayhawks have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 4-4 this year and 5-5 over their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 for the Kansas Jayhawks’ game against TCU is higher than the average OU line in their games this season (145.7). So far, the over/under record for Kansas this year is 5-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is less than today’s over/under line.

TCU Offense Breakdown

The TCU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Texas A&M-Commerce. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.4% while connecting on 3 threes. For the season, the TCU offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 49%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 5.8 made three’s per contest.

Emanuel Miller (F) 16.0 6.0 2.8
Micah Peavy (G) 11.4 4.8 3.4
Jameer Nelson Jr. (G) 11.2 2.6 3.3

Kansas Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Kansas’ offense scored 86 points against Wichita State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.9%, and they went 17/19 from the free-throw line. Hunter Dickinson led the scoring for the Jayhawks, contributing 22 points. Additionally, Kevin McCullar Jr. chipped in with 20 points.

Kevin McCullar Jr. (G) 20.4 6.9 4.6
Hunter Dickinson (C) 18.5 12.5 1.9
KJ Adams Jr. (F) 12.2 4.2 3.3

TCU Team Defense

At this time, the Horned Frogs’ defense is positioned 69th in the country, permitting 66.5 points per game. TCU’s three-point defense is currently 83rd in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.4% of their shots vs. TCU.

Kansas Team Defense

So far this season, the Kansas defense has been performing well, ranking 48th in the country at 65.3 points allowed per contest. The Kansas defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Wichita State to connect on 4 threes.

Horned Frogs vs Jayhawks Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, TCU has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 84 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Jayhawks have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 73 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Horned Frogs have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Against the spread, the Jayhawks have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-0 straight up.

Horned Frogs vs Jayhawks Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Jayhawks vs. Jayhawks game, our recommendation is to take the Jayhawks at -8.5. Despite our model showing the Jayhawks winning 75-69, we like Horned Frogs as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 150.5, and our model projects the Horned Frogs and Jayhawks to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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