TCU vs Kansas Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/4/2020
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas -17.5
The TCU Horned Frogs travel to Allen Fieldhouse to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas as 17.5 point favorites.
TCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 65.6 points per contest while giving up 64.6 per game. Kansas has an overall record of 26-3. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 60.5, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 10-18-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 18-11-0 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 10-19-0 against the over/under
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
11/19/19 F Mickey Pearson Jr. Redshirt is out for season
03/03/20 G RJ Nembhard Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Kansas
03/03/20 G Francisco Farabello Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Kansas
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
03/01/20 C Udoka Azubuike Ankle is questionable
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is out next 12 games; eligible to return March 7 vs Texas Tech
RJ Nembhard averages 12.2 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Desmond Bane comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Udoka Azubuike averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage is 45%. Devon Dotson averages 18.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 49th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 196th and 303rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 104th, and they give up 15.0 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 249th in the nation. TCU averages 65.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 312th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 261st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 138th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 167th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 72nd with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jayhawks surrender 60.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 33rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 52nd with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jayhawks are 171st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Kansas is 79th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 10th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 84th in the nation. They are 49th in the country in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 93rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Jayhawks are 204th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Horned Frogs are 247th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.5. In terms of pace they are 325th in the country with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 190th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 42nd in Division 1. TCU is 47th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas is 187th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Jayhawks are 31st in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 243rd in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 22nd. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 270th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's TCU/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas -17.5
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