Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: TCU +8.5
The Kansas Jayhawks travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 8.5 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 19-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.8 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. TCU has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 67.7 points per game and surrendering 63.7, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 7-15-0 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 7-14-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 8-12-1 against the over/under
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
02/02/20 G Michael Jankovich Ankle is questionable
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is out next 12 games
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Devon Dotson comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Udoka Azubuike averages 12.6 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 76% for the year while his free throw percentage is 44%.
Desmond Bane averages 16.2 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. RJ Nembhard averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 69th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 117th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 223rd with 12.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 56th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 97th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 274th in the country with 67.7 points per game this year. They are 231st in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 113th in the nation. They are 160th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 35th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Horned Frogs are 102nd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Horned Frogs surrender 63.7 points per contest, which ranks them 47th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 167th and 312th in those defensive statistics. They rank 319th with 15.2 assists allowed per contest and 86th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 296th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 109.9, which is ranked 29th. They are 243rd in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 19th. As a unit they are 34th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in D-1. Kansas is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 82nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 198th. They are 308th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 154th. As a unit they are 236th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 41st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take TCU +8.5
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