Kansas at TCU NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Amon G. Carter Stadium is the site where Max Duggan and the TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. Kansas opens this matchup as 17-point underdogs. The Jayhawks are 1-3-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Horned Frogs are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
09/22/19 LB Dru Prox Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs TCU
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
09/22/19 WR Taye Barber Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
09/22/19 WR TreVontae Hights Leg is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
09/22/19 WR Mikel Barkley Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
09/20/19 QB Justin Rogers Knee is out indefinitely
09/02/19 QB Matthew Baldwin Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/11/19 DB Noah Daniels Undisclosed is out for season
08/05/19 PK Cole Bunce Undisclosed is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks played the West Virginia Mountaineers and lost 29-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jayhawks was Carter Stanley who went 19/25 with 275 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Pooka Williams Jr. paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 76 yards on 15 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Andrew Parchment was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 132 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 26.4 yards per catch for the game. The Kansas Jayhawks ran the ball 30 times and racked up 142 yards earning them an average of 4.7 yards per rush. Overall, the Jayhawks earned 20 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. Overall, they totaled 55 plays which gave them a total of 417 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kansas gave up 25 completions on 37 attempts for a total of 202 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. On the ground, the Jayhawks gave up 192 yards on 48 attempts which means they allowed 4.0 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed 394 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Jayhawks step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 25.8 points per game, which has them at 93rd in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 186.8 rushing yards per game which is 6th in the conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 4th in the Big 12 Conference and 47th in D-1 with 1,608 yards. The Jayhawks have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 20.5 points per game putting them 6th in the conference. In regard to rushing yards, Kansas is giving up 184.5 yards per game ranking them 10th in the Big 12 and 104th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rush ranking them 7th in the conference and 75th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 738 yards rushing through 4 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Jayhawks have allowed 861 yards. Teams are completing 60.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the TCU Horned Frogs went up against the SMU Mustangs and lost 41-38. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Horned Frogs was Max Duggan who went 16/36 with 188 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Darius Anderson led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 77 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He ran for 161 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 8.5 yards per tote. Dylan Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 70 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 17.5 yards per reception in the game. The TCU Horned Frogs ran the football 42 times and earned 236 yards giving them an average of 5.6 yards per carry. For the game, the Horned Frogs had a total of 23 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 60 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they finished with a total of 78 plays for 424 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, TCU allowed 23 catches on 34 tries totaling 288 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. For the game, they conceded 406 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Horned Frogs allowed 118 yards on 48 tries which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per run allowed.
The Horned Frogs come into this matchup with a record of 2-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Horned Frogs have one of the top tier offenses in the country. TCU is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 260.7 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 13th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 782 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Horned Frogs average 443 yards per contest overall which has them at 48th in D-1 and 8th in the conference. The Horned Frogs are giving up 20.3 points per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 39th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the best units in the nation. They are giving up 194.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Horned Frogs currently sit at 5th in the Big 12. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 61 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 80.7 yards per game which puts them at 16th in the nation and 1st in the conference. This year, they have allowed a total of 242 yards rushing and 3.9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Jayhawks/Horned Frogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jayhawks +17
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