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TCU vs. Kansas - 2/11/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas at TCU
Date & Time Monday February 11, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
Fort Worth, TX
The Line
TCU Horned Frogs -2 -- Over/Under: 148
TV Channel
ESPN
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The 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks will travel to Ed And Rae Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks improved to 18-6 (7-4 Big-12) on the season after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 84-72, this past Saturday. Kansas went into halftime tied with the Cowboys at 36-all, however, the Jayhawks were outstanding offensively in the 2nd half and had no trouble pulling away after a 16-2 run gave Kansas a 65-51 lead midway through the 2nd half. Kansas shot 50.0% from the field and outrebounded Oklahoma State by a 38-27 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Jayhawks was Dedric Lawson who had 25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Kansas is averaging 76.7 ppg on 47.3% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks are averaging 7.4 three-pointers per game on 36.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Kansas has been led by Dedric Lawson (19.6 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.2 bpg), Lagerald Vick (14.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg), Devon Dotson (11.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg), and Ochai Agbaji (9.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg).

Defensively, Kansas is allowing their opponents to average 70.3 ppg on 40.4% shooting from the field. The Jayhawks have a rebound margin of 1.7 and a turnover margin of 0.5.

The TCU Horned Frogs won their 2nd straight game and improved to 17-6 (5-5 Big 12) on the season after defeating the 17th ranked Iowa State Cyclones, 92-83, this past Saturday. TCU has no trouble putting up offense against the Cyclones and held a steady lead throughout the game after using a 27-4 run take a 31-17 lead with 5:37 left in the first half. TCU shot 53.2% from the field and 44.4% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Horned Frog was Kendric Davis who had 22 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, TCU is averaging 76.2 ppg on 46.9% shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 35.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, TCU has been led by Desmond Bane (15.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg), Kouat Noi (14.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.1 spg), Alex Robinson (12.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 7.4 apg, 1.6 spg), and JD Miller (10.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Defensively, TCU is allowing their opponents to average 68.7 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Horned Frogs have a rebound margin of 3.2 and a turnover margin of 0.5.

The Jayhawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Horned Frogs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win.

Kansas has lost 3 of their last 5 games and currently rank 89th in scoring offense, 50th in FG%, and 35th in defensive FG%.

TCU has won 4 of their last 6 games and currently rank T-96th in scoring offense, 68th in FG%, and 108th in scoring defense.

TCU picked up their first road conference win an impressive fashion over a very good Iowa State team and comes into this game with an impressive 11-1 record at home this season. Kansas is a very good team and has to still be considered one of the favorites in the Big-12, however, Kansas has really struggled on the road this season posting just a 1-6 record in away games and although it’s tough giving points to Kansas, I think TCU covers this small home spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
TCU Horned Frogs -2

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