TCU vs Kansas College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21

TCU vs Kansas College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21 Photo by William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks (8-2) at TCU Horned Frogs (9-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena)

The Line: TCU Horned Frogs +5.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Kansas Jayhawks and the TCU Horned Frogs meet in college basketball action from Ed & Rae Schollmeier Arena on Tuesday night.

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to bounce back from an 84-59 loss to Texas in their last game, falling to 8-2 on the year. Jalen Wilson leads the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.1 PPG and 7.8 RPG while Ochai Agbaji chipped in 14.4 PPG on 44% shooting and 41.7% from 3-point range. Christian Braun is 3rd with 11.1 PPG as well as 5.9 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas heading into this game. David McCormack has 9.6 PPG with 5.9 RPG and Marcus Garrett has 9.1 PPG to go along with 4.6 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG this season. As a team, Kansas is averaging 76.7 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field, 37.2% from 3-point range and 72.1% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.9 PPG on 40.5% shooting from the field and 31.8% from 3-point range this season.

The TCU Horned Frogs will look to add to their 9-2 mark this season after picking up a 67-60 win over Kansas State last time out. RJ Nembhard leads TCU in scoring and assists, posting an average of 18.7 PPG and 4.4 APG in addition to 4.3 RPG while Mike Miles is 2nd in scoring with 14.8 PPG in addition to 3.6 APG and Kevin Samuel is 3rd in scoring and tops in rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 10.2 PPG and 10.2 RPG this season. As a team, TCU is averaging 71.7 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 35.2% from 3-point range and 64.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 65.9 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 28.2% from 3-point range this season.

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Kansas is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. TCU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS win while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win. The road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

I’d be lying if I said that this line wasn’t spooking me a little bit mainly because I think you could make a case for either side, This feels like a lot of points to be giving up on the total between two teams that can really ratchet up the defensive pressure. I see this being a lower scoring game where the first to 65 wins it, so give me the under in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Under 138

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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