The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (19-3, 8-1 Big 12) put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs (13-9, 4-5 Big 12) at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. The game will air on ESPN2 at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs ATS Prediction
In the Jayhawks’ last outing, they topped the Texas Longhorns, 69-58. The Jayhawks made 17 of their 24 free throws (70.8 percent) and held the Longhorns to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 28.3). With 17 points on 8-for-10 shooting, Udoka Azubuike led Kansas in scoring.
The Horned Frogs fell to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their last matchup, 72-57. Oklahoma State’s 10.6 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over TCU, who had a rate of 21.3. The Cowboys’ mark was better than their season average of 16.3, while the Horned Frogs’ was above their season average of 17.7. With 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Desmond Bane put together a good performance for TCU.
After the Jayhawks won both matchups against the Horned Frogs last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last matchup, Kansas won 82-77. The Jayhawks had a better offensive rebounding percentage (27.3 vs. 22.9) and had a better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.211).
TCU could have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this meeting. The Horned Frogs currently rank 340th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.163, while Kansas ranks 18th in FTA rate allowed (0.156).
Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs Free Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – TCU, O/U – Over
TCU ranks 51st in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Kansas ranks 249th (25.1).
The Jayhawks average 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 70th in the NCAA. The Horned Frogs rank 230th in assists allowed per game (15.2).
Kansas ranks 42nd in rebounds per game (38.8) while TCU ranks 144th (35.9).
The Jayhawks average 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the nation. The Horned Frogs rank 113th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
TCU ranks 49th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while Kansas ranks 106th (6.4).
The Jayhawks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.2, down from 14.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Horned Frogs have scored an average of 60.4 points per game (7.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.8 points per game (3.1 above their season average).