Bet the Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs Game

Posted by Aaron . on February 5, 2016 in

This Saturday, the #7 Kansas Jayhawks (18-4) are heading south to take on the TCU Horned Frogs (10-12) in Big 12 basketball action. Tipoff is at noon Eastern time. Let’s take a closer look at this matchup, and don’t forget to view our NCAAB lines to get in on all the action.

Bet the Jayhawks vs Horned Frogs Game

Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 12:00pm ET
Venue: Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena
TV: FOX Sports

Why should you bet on TCU?

The Horned Frogs polished off the Tennessee Volunteers in last weekend’s SEC-Big 12 challenge. It’s true that TCU followed that up by getting drubbed in Oklahoma, 95-72, but not many teams at all have been able to deal with the nation’s #1 team. TCU has a 1-8 record in Big 12 play and have dropped six straight games i the conference. They were able to hold Oklahoma out of their normal rhythm for about the first 15 minutes of the game. In the second half, they tried to mount a comeback and only turned the ball over six times. If the line on this game is a dozen points or more, you might consider picking TCU to keep things competitive on their home floor.

Why should you pick Kansas?

The Jayhawks are coming off a 77-59 whipping of in-state rival Kansas State on Wednesday night. In a game where the Wildcats did everything better than the Jayhawks except for protect the ball (Kansas State had 23 turnovers). Kansas State won the battle of the boards, 36-21, despite having less size, limiting Kansas to just a pair of offensive rebounds. Even so, Perry Ellis poured in 19 points and Devonte Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk added ten apiece to keep the game for Kansas. This is a sign that Kansas can handle some of the lower-tier teams in the Big 12 even when they’re not playing at their best — and win handily.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Unless there is a line of a dozen points or more, you should pick Kansas to win this one in a walkoff. The TCU Horned Frogs are a game bunch of players, but they don’t have the talent to hang with the #7 team in the nation. Expect their drubbing by Oklahoma to be your guide as you make this bet. I’m picking Kansas to roll, 82-65.