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Kansas vs TCU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/21/23

TCU Horned Frogs (14-4) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (16-2)
January 21, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -8.5 / TCU Horned Frogs +8.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Allen Fieldhouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The TCU Horned Frogs Preview

The TCU Horned Frogs are averaging 77.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Mike Miles Jr. is averaging 19.1 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Emanuel Miller is averaging 14.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. Damion Baugh is the third double-digit scorer and Chuck O’Bannon Jr. is dishing 1.1 assists. The TCU Horned Frogs are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.

The Kansas Jayhawks Preview

The Kansas Jayhawks are averaging 77.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Jalen Wilson is averaging 20.8 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Gradey Dick is averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. KJ Adams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin McCullar Jr. is dishing 2 assists. The Kansas Jayhawks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kansas Jayhawks are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Horned Frogs are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Jayhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Horned Frogs last 5 overall. The under is 11-5 in Jayhawks last 16 games following a ATS loss. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Kansas Jayhawks obviously have the horses to win this game going away, but TCU continues to be a feisty, competitive squad that doesn’t go away easily and actually wins in the underdog role by an average of 1 point. TCU is one of the better defensive teams in the country, making it hard seeing a blowout take place. Give me the Horned Frogs and the free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: TCU Horned Frogs +8.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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