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Big 12: TCU vs Kansas State 10/22/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kansas State Wildcats (5-1) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (6-0)
October 22, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs -3.5 / Kansas State Wildcats +3.5; Over/Under: 59.5
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The TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas State Wildcats clash Saturday in week 8 Big 12 college football action at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Kansas State Wildcats look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The TCU Horned Frogs look for their first 7-0 start since the 2017 season.

The Kansas State Wildcats have won 4 of their last 5 road games. Adrian Martinez is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 900 yards, 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Phillip Brooks and Malik Knowles have combined for 540 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Kade Warner has 14 receptions. The Kansas State Wildcats ground game is averaging 244.8 yards per contest, and Deuce Vaughn leads the way with 661 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas State is allowing 16.7 points and 356.8 yards per game. Austin Moore leads the Kansas State Wildcats with 41 tackles, Felix Anudike-Uzomah has 6.5 sacks and Cincere Mason has 2 interceptions.

The TCU Horned Frogs have won 5 straight home games. Max Duggan is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 1,591 yards, 16 touchdowns and 1 interception. Quentin Johnston and Taye Barber have combined for 762 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Derius Davis has 21 receptions. The TCU Horned Frogs ground game is averaging 229.2 yards per contest, and Kendre Miller leads the way with 578 yards and 8 touchdowns. Defensively, TCU is allowing 26.5 points and 400 yards per game. Johnny Hodges leads the TCU Horned Frogs with 37 tackles, Dee Winters has 4.5 sacks and Josh Newton has 2 interceptions.

The Wildcats are 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 road games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Horned Frogs are 14-30-1 ATS in their last 45 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Wildcats last 13 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Horned Frogs last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas Christian and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

The Kansas State Wildcats have proven they can play with the big boys, but they do have offensive limitations with no passing game to speak of, and it prevents the offense from really putting games away. The TCU Horned Frogs make a case as the best offensive team in the country, and they’ve had a field day 3 straight weeks against quality teams. I’m not sure why one would be eager to step in front of TCU at the moment. Kansas State doesn’t have the offensive horses to hang for 60 minutes. I’ll lay the more than reasonable chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: TCU Horned Frogs -3.5

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