TCU At Kansas Odds, Free Pick & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on February 21, 2017 in

The surprising TCU Horned Frogs (17-10, 6-8 Big 12) head north to take on the #3 Kansas Jayhawks (24-3, 12-2 Big 12) in conference play on Wednesday night. Kansas has won four in a row and six of seven, most recently taking down then-#4 Baylor on the road, 67-65, on Saturday afternoon. TCU has dropped three in a row, including an 84-71 setback at Iowa State on Saturday. The conference races are tightening up in college basketball, so don’t miss any of our college basketball betting lines.

In Depth Analysis On The Horned Frogs At Jayhawks Odds, Free Pick & TV Info

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00pm ET
Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS
TV: ESPN2
Radio: TCU Sports Network from IMG / Jayhawk IMG Sports Network
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on the Horned Frogs?

It’s hard to make an argument for taking TCU in this game. They had started to perk up in Big 12 play, but that three-game losing streak has put them on the brink of the bubble. Against Iowa State, the Horned Frogs had a late lead in the first half, but then the Cyclones went on a 16-1 run to go into intermission. TCU fought back to make it a three-point game with 10 minutes left in the second half, but then Iowa State nailed a three to go up 15 with 6:32 left on the clock. TCU opened the game with five consecutive turnovers on their opening possessions. When TCU plays well, they show solid inside-out offensive ball movement, but they looked slow and sloppy at Iowa State. If they do the same thing against the Big 12 leaders, this game will get ugly in a hurry.

Why should you put your money on the Jayhawks?

Baylor played a solid first half against Kansas, going into the locker room up 35-29. However, Kansas showed that they can finish strong against top-10 opposition once again, as Landen Lucas sank a pair of free throws with 11 seconds on the clock and then the Kansas defense kept Johnathan Motley from getting the ball on the Bears’ final possession. Kansas also erased a 14-point deficit in the last 2:43 of the second half against then-#9 West Virginia last week, sending the game from overtime and then taking the win. Kansas may be the most consistent team in all of college basketball right now, as they push for a #1 seed in the March Madness brackets. I like them to push through TCU with their defensive intensity and their inside-out play.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

TCU has looked impressive at times in their bid for an NCAA Tournament slot, but their recent skid makes them look like fodder for the Jayhawk juggernaut. I predict a final score of Kansas 81, TCU 66.