Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, 1/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas (-4)
The Kansas Jayhawks (8-2) go to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the TCU Horned Frogs (9-2). TCU opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 137.5.
Kansas will play this contest with a win-loss record of 8-2 this season. They currently have an average of 76.7 points per contest (103rd in Division 1) while shooting 42.7% from the field. The Jayhawks are shooting 37.2% on shots from beyond the arc (86 of 231) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Kansas is pulling down 42.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 133 assists for the season, which has them ranked 103rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Jayhawks are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. The Jayhawks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 40.5% (249 of 615) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 161st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 102 conceded this season. They are giving up 31.8% on 3-pointers and they are 137th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (67.9).
The Kansas Jayhawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas Longhorns and ended up losing by a score of 84-59 in their last contest. Kansas finished the game having earned a 30.8% FG percentage (20 of 65) and converted 3 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Jayhawks knocked down 16 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 33 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 6 dimes for the matchup as well as earning 8 steals and 5 blocks. In regard to defending, Kansas allowed the other team to shoot 30.8% from the field on 20 out of 65 shooting. Texas distributed 12 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Longhorns pulled down 43 boards (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Texas shot 85.7% from the free throw line by making 12 of 14 tries. They also made 12 out of their 26 attempts from downtown.
Jalen Wilson is a player who had an impact for this game. He accumulated 20 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and snagged 7 boards. Wilson finished the game shooting 46.2% from the field and earned 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this game for the Jayhawks was Ochai Agbaji. He grabbed 5 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 35.7% from the floor for this contest via 5-of-14 (11 points). Overall, Agbaji was on the court for 32 min.
TCU has a win-loss record of 9-2 this year. The Horned Frogs are committing 14.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 64.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 15.2 times per contest (91st in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. TCU has accumulated 789 points for the season (71.7 per contest) and they pull in 36.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Horned Frogs are shooting 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 91st in the nation. The Horned Frogs on the defensive end are ranked 91st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 65.9. They surrender 14.1 assists and 33.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 246th and 87th in those categories on the defensive end. The TCU defense surrenders 28.2% on shots from beyond the arc (64 of 227) and their opposition knocks down 68.9% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (152nd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the TCU Horned Frogs got the win with a final of 67-60 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Horned Frogs were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the game. They also blocked 2 attempts while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Wildcats had 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Horned Frogs to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.8%. In relation to three-point shots, TCU made 3 out of 13 attempts (23.1%). When the game finished, the Horned Frogs ended up shooting 23 out of 51 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.1%. The Horned Frogs allowed the Wildcats to make 24 of 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 36.9% in this game. They finished shooting 28.0% from 3-point land by going 7 of 25 and finished the game at 5 out of 7 at the free throw line (71.4%). In the matter of attacking the glass, TCU allowed Kansas State to snag 29 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
RJ Nembhard was important for the Horned Frogs for this game. He buried 8 out of 16 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 21 points. Nembhard grabbed 3 rebounds in his 35 mins and accumulated 2 assists in this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for TCU was Kevin Easley. He left the arena with 12 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood by going 2 out of 6 shooting for this contest. Easley walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take TCU (+4)
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