Kansas vs. TCU - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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TCU Horned Frogs (16-13) at Kansas Jayhawks (26-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Allen Fieldhouse)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -16.5 -- Over/Under: 126
The TCU Horned Frogs and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in Big 12 conference college hoops from Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.
The TCU Horned Frogs come into this game looking to slay another giant in conference play, improving to 7-9 in conference play after a 75-72 win over Baylor last time out. Desmond Bane leads TCU in scoring and assists with 16.1 PPG and 3.8 APG as well as 6.4 RPG while RJ Nembhard has 12.2 PPG and Jevin Samuel has 10.2 PPG and 8.6 RPG this season. As a team, TCU is averaging 65.6 points on 42.1% shooting from the field, 34.2% from 3-point range and 63.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 64.6 points on 43.2% shooting from the field and 35.7% from 3-point range this season. TCU is 1-8 straight up and 1-8 against the spread on the road this season.
The Kansas Jayhawks will try to maintain their spot at the top of the Big 12 mountain, sitting at 15-1 in conference play after a 14th straight win in the form of a 62-58 win over Kansas State last time out. Devon Dotson leads Kansas in scoring with 18.2 PPG while Udoka Azubuike is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 13.1 PPG and 10.3 RPG this season. Ochai Agbaji has 10 PPG while Marcus Garrett has 9.2 PPG and a team-high 4.7 APG this season. As a team, Kansas is averaging 74.9 points on 48.5% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the arc and 67.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 60.5 points on 37.6% shooting from the field and 29.9% from 3-point range this season. Kansas is 13-1 straight up and 7-7 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
This feels like an absolute ton of points, and for good reason, because it is a lot. However, TCU has been terrible for most of the year on the road, while Kansas has been taking care of business at home, pummeling the teams they should beat up on, beating Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Kansas State all by 20+ points as well as double-digit home wins over Texas and Oklahoma as well. I just don’t see the Horned Frogs being able to put up much of a fight here, so I’ll lay the points with Kansas in what should be another beatdown win.