TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 1/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+13)
Allen Fieldhouse is the site where and the Kansas Jayhawks (10-5) will play the TCU Horned Frogs (9-5) on Thursday. Kansas opens this contest as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 136.5.
TCU comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 9-5 for the campaign. The Horned Frogs are hitting 34.5% on three-point shots (100 of 290) and 62.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 67.7 points per outing (270th in the country) while going 45.2% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 14.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, TCU is collecting 35.1 boards per game and has accumulated 199 assists this year, which ranks 116th in the country in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Horned Frogs are forcing 11.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.5 fouls. They currently rank 296th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 213 conceded for the season. The Horned Frogs are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.8% (366 of 836) and they surrender 34.1 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 30.7% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 148th in the nation in points per game allowed (69.1).
The TCU Horned Frogs took the court against the Oklahoma Sooners and took a loss by a final of 82-46 in their last contest. TCU ended the contest having earned a 34.6% FG percentage (18 out of 52) and converted 4 out of their 19 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs made 6 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 35.3%. Regarding rebounding, they earned a total of 33 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 assists in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 5 blocks. When discussing the defense, TCU let their opponent shoot 34.6% from the field on 18 of 52 shooting. Oklahoma recorded 20 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Sooners collected 38 boards (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Oklahoma finished shooting 100.0% from the free throw line by making 6 of their 6 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 27 shots from long range.
RJ Nembhard is a player who had an impact for this contest. He accumulated 10 points on 4 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Nembhard walked away from this one shooting 28.6% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Horned Frogs was Mike Miles. He pulled down 9 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished 42.9% from the field for the game by shooting 3-of-7 (8 points). When all was said and done, Miles was on the hardwood for 36 minutes.
Kansas has a record of 10-5 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Jayhawks are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 165th in D-1. Kansas has totaled 1,130 pts this season (75.3 per game) and they snag 38.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per contest (152nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. The Jayhawks are responsible for committing 15.9 fouls every game and they hit 72.4% from the charity stripe. The Jayhawks on the defensive end are ranked 139th in college hoops in points given up per game with 68.6. They give up 11.4 dimes and 32.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 75th and 85th in college basketball. The Kansas defense gives up 34.2% on 3-point shots (117 of 342) and opponents are making 71.3% of their foul shots. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (122nd in the country).
The last time they took the court, the Kansas Jayhawks took a defeat with a final score of 75-68 against the Oklahoma Sooners. The Jayhawks collected 23 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for the game. They also turned away 2 shots while recording 6 steals for the game. The Sooners were called for 13 personal fouls in the game which took the Jayhawks to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They were able to make 10 of them for a percentage of 71.4%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Kansas buried 8 of 22 tries (36.4%). Overall, the Jayhawks finished 25 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.3%. The Jayhawks permitted the Sooners to knock down 24 out of their 53 tries from the floor which had them at 45.3% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 37.5% from 3-point land by hitting 9 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 22 at the free throw line (81.8%). When discussing attacking the glass, Kansas permitted Oklahoma to get 35 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Marcus Garrett pitched in for the Jayhawks in this matchup. He made 8 of 12 in this contest for a rate of 66.7%, which earned him 21 points. Garrett snagged 12 boards in his 37 minutes and accumulated 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Kansas was Jalen Wilson. He walked away with 13 points in 31 minutes played by way of 5 of 7 shooting in the matchup. Wilson ended the game having shot 71.4% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (+13)
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