TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 1/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS
Allen Fieldhouse is the location where the Kansas Jayhawks (16-2) will compete against the TCU Horned Frogs (14-4) on Saturday.
The TCU Horned Frogs stepped onto the hardwood against West Virginia and took a loss by a score of 74-65 in their last game. TCU finished the game having earned a 52.4% FG percentage (22 out of 42) and knocked down 2 of their 8 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs made 19 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 73.1%. Regarding hauling in boards, they collected 18 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 8 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to defense, TCU allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 25 of 54 shooting. West Virginia earned 13 assists and had 8 steals for this game. Furthermore, West Virginia collected 30 boards (13 offensive, 17 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. West Virginia walked away from this one shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by making 20 of 26 tries. They knocked down 4 of 15 attempts from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Horned Frogs ended up with 24 and West Virginia finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Mike Miles is someone who played a role in the matchup. He finished 66.7% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. He played for 36 minutes played and snagged 1 rebound. He ended up walking away with 21 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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TCU comes into this matchup with a mark of 14-4 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, TCU is collecting 36.9 rebounds per contest and has totaled 293 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 45th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Horned Frogs are hitting 28.7% on 3-point shots (92 of 321) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 77.3 pts per contest (62nd in D-1) while hitting 46.2% from the field.
On defense, the Horned Frogs are forcing 17.0 turnovers every game and they draw 17.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 168th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 232 conceded for the year. The Horned Frogs are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.2% (433 of 1,052) and they concede 34.6 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 75th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.2).
For their last game, the Kansas Jayhawks took a loss by a score of 83-82 when they faced Kansas State. The Jayhawks were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 32 for the game. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 9 steals for the game. Kansas State earned 24 personal fouls for the game which took the Jayhawks to the charity stripe for a total of 34 tries. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throws for a rate of 70.6%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Kansas converted 6 of their 29 tries (20.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Jayhawks finished shooting 26 out of 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.3%. The Jayhawks permitted Kansas State to knock down 25 out of their 60 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.7% in this game. They finished 41.2% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 17 and ended up shooting 26 out of 33 from the charity stripe (78.8%). In reference to how they rebounded, Kansas allowed Kansas State to snag 38 in total (11 offensive).
Jalen Wilson ended up being a factor for the Jayhawks in the game. He earned 38 points in his 45 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in this contest. He made 12 out of 25 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 48.0%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Kansas has a mark of 16-2 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Jayhawks are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. Kansas has scored 1,389 pts on the campaign (77.2 per game) and they pull down 37.6 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.6 times per contest (13th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game. The Jayhawks are responsible for committing 16.5 fouls per contest and they go 70.8% from the free throw line.
The Kansas defense concedes 31.5% on shots from 3-point land (123 of 391) and their opposition knocks down 70.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.6 assists and 34.4 rebounds per game, which is ranked 39th and 200th in the country. The Jayhawks on the defensive end are ranked 95th in the country in points allowed per contest with 66.2. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (40th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas
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