TCU vs Kansas Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Monday, February 20, 2023

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The Kansas Jayhawks (22-5, 10-4 Big 12) aim to build on a four-game winning stretch when visiting the TCU Horned Frogs (18-9, 7-7 Big 12) at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, February 20, 2023 at Schollmaier Arena. The matchup airs on ESPN.

The Horned Frogs match up against the Jayhawks in a game that TCU is currently a moderate favorite by 2.5 points. A 152-point total has been set for the game.

TCU vs. Kansas Odds

Point Spread for TCU vs. Kansas

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing TCU as the favorite.

TCU vs. Kansas Moneyline

As for the moneyline, TCU has -140 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas is listed at +119 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 152 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arena: Schollmaier Arena

TCU vs. Kansas Betting Trends

Against the spread, TCU is 14-13-0 this season. The Horned Frogs have been victorious in 12, or 80%, of the 15 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. TCU’s games this year have gone over the point total 15 times in 27 opportunities (55.6%).

Kansas is 13-14-0 against the spread this year. The Jayhawks have won two of the four games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (50%). Kansas’ games this year have eclipsed the over/under 59.3% of the time (16 out of 27 games with a set point total).

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TCU vs. Kansas Key Players to Watch

TCU

Emanuel Miller leads the Horned Frogs at 6.1 rebounds per contest, while also posting 2.0 assists and 12.9 points. Mike Miles is putting up 17.9 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. JaKobe Coles is putting up 8.3 points, 1.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Kansas

Jalen Wilson is the Jayhawks’ top scorer (20.4 points per game) and rebounder (8.3), and contributes 2.5 assists. Kevin McCullar is averaging 10.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, making 43.0% of his shots from the floor. Gradey Dick gets the Jayhawks 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also posts 1.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Dajuan Harris leads the Jayhawks in assists (6.2 per game), and posts 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. He also puts up 1.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the TCU Horned Frogs

TCU has covered seven times in 14 chances against the spread in conference play this season. With 76.5 points per game on offense, the Horned Frogs are 65th in the country. Defensively, they surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks 103rd in college basketball. This year, TCU is averaging 33.1 rebounds per game (110th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 31.1 rebounds per contest (188th-ranked).

The Horned Frogs are putting up 79.4 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 72.6 points per contest. It’s been a tough stretch for TCU in terms of three-pointers, as it is averaging just 5.1 made threes per game (10th-worst in college basketball) and is making just 29.2% of its attempted three-pointers (eighth-worst). The Horned Frogs are ceding 6.3 three-pointers per game (65th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 30.9% (43rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Horned Frogs have gone 4-6 in their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, TCU has gone over the total four times. In its last 10 games, TCU has been racking up 73.8 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 76.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The past 10 games have seen TCU concede 4.4 more points per game (71.7) than its season-long average (67.3).

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What you need to know about the Kansas Jayhawks

So far this year, seven out of Kansas’ 14 Big 12 games with an over/under have hit the over. In 2022-23, the Jayhawks are 56th in college basketball offensively (77.0 points scored per game) and 138th defensively (68.3 points conceded). In 2022-23, Kansas is 60th in the nation in rebounds (34.0 per game) and 199th in rebounds conceded (31.3).

In 2022-23 the Jayhawks are averaging 3.0 more points per game at home (79.9) than away (76.9). At 7.2 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc, Kansas is 206th and 126th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Jayhawks are 129th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.8. They are 88th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.2%.

The Jayhawks have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. Six of Kansas’ last 10 contests have hit the over. While Kansas is posting 77.0 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark over its previous 10 games, producing 77.1 a contest. While the Jayhawks are surrendering 68.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 73.7 points per contest.

TCU vs. Kansas Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Kansas, and we project that Kansas will cover the spread (TCU -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 152 points.

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How to bet TCU vs. Kansas

You can bet on TCU vs. Kansas 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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