The No. 17 TCU Horned Frogs (4-0) and No. 19 Kansas Jayhawks (5-0) will face each other in clash of Big 12 rivals at David Booth Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS) in Lawrence, Kansas.
TCU vs. Kansas Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing TCU as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, TCU has -285 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas is listed at +228 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 68.5 points.
How to Watch TCU vs. Kansas Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: Lawrence, Kansas
- Stadium: David Booth Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS)
TCU owns the 65th-ranked defense this season (368.5 yards allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking second-best with a tally of 549.5 yards per game. TCU owns the 46th-ranked defense this year (22.0 points allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking second-best with 48.5 points per game. On the offensive side of the ball, TCU has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by putting up 297.8 per game. The Horned Frogs rank 93rd on defense (248.3 passing yards allowed per game). TCU has the 42nd-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (120.3 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking fifth-best with 251.8 rushing yards per game. Offensively, TCU has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by averaging a 50.0% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 87th on defense (40.6% third-down percentage allowed). With five forced turnovers (97th in the FBS) against one turnover committed (first in the FBS), TCU (+4) owns the 26th-ranked turnover margin in college football.
Kansas ranks 59th with 420.0 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 78th with 382.6 total yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball. Kansas’ offensive attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 12th-best in the FBS with 41.6 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is allowing 24.0 points per game, which ranks 62nd. Kansas has been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 24th-worst with 267.0 passing yards allowed per game. It has been more effective on offense, posting 201.4 passing yards per contest (105th-ranked). Kansas’ run offense has been dominant, accumulating 218.6 rushing yards per game (17th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 39th by allowing 115.6 rushing yards per game. Kansas’ third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks third-best in the FBS with a 60.0% third-down conversion percentage. In terms of defense, it is giving up a 38.5% third-down rate, which ranks 74th. With seven forced turnovers (61st in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (29th in the FBS) this season, Kansas ranks 40th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +2.
TCU vs. Kansas Betting Analysis
TCU Betting Insights
TCU has covered in each of the four opportunities it has had with a set spread this season (4-0-0). In games they have played as 7.5-point favorites or more, TCU has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. Games involving TCU have hit the over three times this season. The Horned Frogs have yet to lose when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0. The Horned Frogs have played as a moneyline favorite of -285 or shorter in just two games this season, and they won both.
Jayhawks Betting Insights
Kansas is 5-0-0 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 7.5-point underdogs or more, Kansas has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. Games involving Kansas have hit the over on three occasions this year. This season, the Jayhawks have been listed as the underdog in three games but won them all. The Jayhawks have been at least a +228 moneyline underdog three times this season and won each of those games.
TCU vs. Kansas Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||66.8||68.0||65.5|
|Implied Total AVG||41.0||45.0||37.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-0||1-0||2-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||60.6||61.8||58.8|
|Implied Total AVG||36.8||38.0||35.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||1-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||3-0||1-0||2-0|
Players to Watch
- Dee Winters has played four games, posting 3.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 19 tackles for the Horned Frogs.
- With one interception to go with 16 tackles and one pass defended in four games, Abraham Camara has been a significant piece of the Horned Frogs’ defensive unit in 2022.
- As part of the Horned Frogs’ defense, Jamoi Hodge has totaled 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks in four games.
- The Horned Frogs’ defensive unit has been helped by the contributions of Johnny Hodges, who has played four games, recording 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and 18 tackles.
- In five games for the Jayhawks, Lonnie Phelps has amassed 5.0 sacks to go with 7.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
- In five games for the Jayhawks, Craig Young has recorded 22 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks.
- The Jayhawks’ Rich Miller has collected 26 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games.
- With one interception to go with 21 tackles and one pass defended in five games, Kenny Logan Jr. has been providing a big boost on defense for the Jayhawks.
TCU vs. Kansas Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this game is Kansas, and we predict that Kansas will cover the spread (TCU -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 68.5 points.