TCU vs. Kansas - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas Jayhawks (11-3) at TCU Horned Frogs (13-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm (Schollmaier Arena)
The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas Jayhawks and TCU Horned Frogs meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.
The Kansas Jayhawks need a big road victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 86.8 points on 51.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.9 points and 7.5 assists while Lagerald Vick is averaging 16.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the third double-digit scorer and Udoka Azubuike is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Kansas Jayhawks have won eight straight road games.
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The TCU Horned Frogs look for a statement victory to build on their 13-1 record. The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 87.1 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kenrich Williams is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 assists while Vladimir Brodziansky is averaging 13.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. Desmond Bane is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Fisher is dishing 5.6 assists. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The TCU Horned Frogs have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Jayhawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Horned Frogs are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big 12. The Jayhawks are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings, the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The TCU Horned Frogs are one of the top offensive teams in the country, and their only loss was a one point contest against a really good Oklahoma squad. The Kansas Jayhawks have had their hiccups this season and are fresh off a bad home loss to Texas Tech where the offense couldn't score consistently and the defense couldn't defend without fouling. I don't like what I see from the Jayhawks. Night game, at home, TCU is going to be ready. Look for the Horned Frogs to make a statement.