Kansas vs. TCU - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
TCU Horned Frogs (9-7) at Kansas Jayhawks (14-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and the TCU Horned Frogs face off on Saturday in Big 12 college basketball action.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 14-2 this season and they are coming off of their first Big 12 loss of the season at West Virginia. Kansas is averaging 84.4 points and they are shooting 48.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks averaging 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Wayne Selden Jr. is averaging 15.2 points, Frank Mason III is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 assists, and Devonte’ Graham is averaging 10.4 points. Kansas is one of the top teams in the nation but they will likely lose their number one ranking.
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The TCU Horned Frogs are 9-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. TCU is averaging 69.9 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Vladimir Bordziansky leads the Horned Frogs averaging 11.7 points per game. Malique Trent is averaging 11.7 points, Chauncey Collins is averaging 9.9 points, and Karviar Shepherd is averaging 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. TCU is 1-3 on the road this season and 1-3 in Big 12 play.
Kansas is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 5-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 4-9 against the spread against the Big 12. TCU is 9-4 against the spread against the Big 12, 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 5-0 against the spread following a loss.
This is a huge number but I expect Kansas to cruise and win going away.