Kansas vs TCU Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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The Kansas Jayhawks (16-2, 5-1 Big 12) hope to continue an 11-game home winning streak when hosting the TCU Horned Frogs (14-4, 3-3 Big 12) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET.

Saturday’s matchup between the Jayhawks and the Horned Frogs features the Jayhawks as healthy 7.5-point favorites. The point total for the game is 145.5.

Kansas vs. TCU Odds

Point Spread for Kansas vs. TCU

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kansas as the favorite.

Kansas vs. TCU Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas has -330 odds to pick up the win, while TCU is listed at +257 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 145.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas
  • Arena: Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas vs. TCU Betting Trends

In the Kansas’ 18 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Jayhawks have been favorites in 16 games this season and have come away with the win 15 times (93.8%) in those contests. Kansas’ games this year have gone over the point total 61.1% of the time (11 out of 18 games with a set point total).

In TCU’s 18 games this season, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Horned Frogs have a 3-2 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 60% of those games). TCU’s games this year have gone over the total in 11 of 18 opportunities (61.1%).

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Kansas vs. TCU Key Players to Watch

Kansas

Jalen Wilson is tops on his team in both points (20.8) and rebounds (8.9) per contest, and also averages 2.6 assists. At the other end, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Gradey Dick is posting 14.7 points, 1.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest. Kevin McCullar puts up 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, shooting 42.5% from the field and 30.5% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game.
Dajuan Harris leads his squad in assists per game (6.5), and also posts 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Defensively, he averages 2 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

TCU

Emanuel Miller is averaging 14.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, making 58.3% of his shots from the floor. Eddie Lampkin Jr. paces the Horned Frogs in rebounding (6.9 per game), and produces 7.7 points and 1.2 assists. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. The Horned Frogs get 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game from Damion Baugh.

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

On offense, the Jayhawks are averaging 77.2 points per game (64th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 66.2 points per contest at the other end (95th-ranked). With 34.9 boards per game, Kansas is 60th in the country. It allows 31.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 215th in college basketball.

At home, the Jayhawks are posting 2.7 fewer points per game (79.3) than they are in road games (82). Kansas is draining 7.7 treys per game (159th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 36.3% shooting percentage (70th-ranked) from three-point land. The Jayhawks are giving up 6.8 treys per game (136th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.5% three-point percentage (90th-ranked).

The Jayhawks are 5-5 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their past 10 contests. Six of Kansas’ past 10 outings have gone over the total. Kansas has been racking up 78.1 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 77.2 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The past 10 games have seen Kansas give up 0.5 more points per game (66.7) than its season-long average (66.2).

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What you need to know about the TCU Horned Frogs

With 77.3 points scored per game and 65.2 points conceded, the Horned Frogs are 60th in the nation offensively and 72nd on defense. TCU grabs 34.3 rebounds per game and concede 32 boards, ranking 81st and 228th, respectively, in the nation.

In 2022-23 the Horned Frogs are averaging 3.1 more points per game at home (78.9) than on the road (75.8). In 2022-23 TCU is 14th-worst in the nation in 3-point makes (5.1 per game) and seventh-worst in 3-point percentage (28.7%). Giving up 5.7 3-pointers per game and conceding 29.4% from downtown, the Horned Frogs are 26th and 27th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Horned Frogs are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their past 10 contests. Seven of TCU’s last 10 games have gone over the total. TCU is scoring 79.3 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is two more than its average for the season (77.3). The Horned Frogs have played worse defensively over their last 10 games, ceding 68.4 points per contest, 3.2 more points their than season average of 65.2.

Kansas vs. TCU Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Kansas, and we project that Kansas will cover the spread (Kansas -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 145.5 points.

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How to bet Kansas vs. TCU

You can bet on Kansas vs. TCU at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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