TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (+8)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where the Kansas Jayhawks (26-6) will attempt to defeat the TCU Horned Frogs (20-11) on Friday. Kansas opens as 8-point favorites. The total is 140.
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against Texas and took home the win by a score of 65-60 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Horned Frogs ended up with 12 and Texas had 15 personal fouls. They also converted 8 of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. Texas finished shooting 57.1% at the free throw line by converting 8 of their 14 shots. Additionally, Texas totaled 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Texas distributed 12 assists and had 8 steals for this game. In the matter of the defense, TCU allowed their opponent to shoot 40.7% from the field on 22 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists for this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected 35 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs converted 16 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 64.0%. TCU finished having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (22 out of 51) and buried 5 out of their 13 three-point attempts.
Eddie Lampkin is one player who came through for the game. He ended up shooting 83.3% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He played 29 minutes played and pulled down 9 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
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TCU comes into this contest with a record of 20-11 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 15.4 personal fouls every game. As a team, TCU is pulling down 38.8 rebounds per game and has earned 422 dimes on the year, which is 135th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Horned Frogs are hitting 30.1% on three-point shots (172 of 571) and 67.6% from the charity stripe. They average 68.3 pts per game (255th in college hoops) while connecting on 44.0% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Horned Frogs are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 202nd in college hoops in giving up assists with 398 relinquished this season. The Horned Frogs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.0% (738 of 1,757) and they relinquish 30.5 boards per contest as a squad. They relinquish 31.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 44th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas Jayhawks got the victory with a final of 87-63 when they faced West Virginia. The Jayhawks pulled down 32 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 45 for this game. They turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. West Virginia committed 15 fouls for the contest which took the Jayhawks to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.2%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Kansas knocked down 6 of 18 tries (33.3%). In all, the Jayhawks ended up going 33 out of 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.4%. The Jayhawks permitted West Virginia to make 19 out of 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 32.8% in this contest. They went 42.9% from distance by shooting 6 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 26 from the charity stripe (73.1%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Kansas allowed West Virginia to collect 23 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Mitch Lightfoot ended up being a factor for the Jayhawks in this matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 6 in this matchup for a rate of 83.3%, and added 5 rebounds. He recorded 10 points in his 23 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the game.
Kansas has a mark of 26-6 this season. The Jayhawks are committing 15.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 72.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.5 times per contest (38th in the nation) and they cough up possession 12.7 times per contest. Kansas has earned 2,523 pts so far this season (78.8 per contest) and they average 37.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Jayhawks are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which is ranked 19th in the nation.
The Jayhawks on defense are ranked 158th in the country in points allowed per game with 68.4. They are forcing 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (90th in college hoops). The Kansas defense concedes 30.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (199 of 664) and opponents are converting on 72.2% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.8 assists and 32.5 rebounds every game, which ranks 113th and 76th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas (-8)
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