It’s never easy to put together a perfect bracket for March Madness, but there are some who would suggest that this season might prove to be more difficult that most. It’s not that there aren’t some clear favorites to win it all, as there most certainly are, but rather that you can make a very good case for a lot of teams this time around. For many, the next week and a half will set the tone for the tournament, while also perhaps making the act of creating that bracket a little easier. Some teams will head into March Madness on a hot streak, while other favorites will have bettors doubting whether or not they are worth wagering on. One team that needs to very much be viewed as likely to make a deep tournament run is the Kansas Jayhawks, as they are in the final week of the regular season as the #1 team in the nation. They absolutely deserve that spot, but they still have some work to do to stay there, starting with a home game against the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday night. The Jayhawks are favored by 16 ½ points on home court, with the point total set at 129. Let’s see how the College Basketball odds will be for the TCU vs Kansas.
TCU vs Kansas 2020 College Basketball Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Wednesday, March 4 at 8 PM EST
- Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence
- TV: ESPN+
- NCAAB Odds: Kansas Jayhawks -16.5 / Total 130.5
One last time in AFH for the season 💪👉 Kansas vs TCU📺 Big 12 Now on ESPN+🕐 7:00 PM CT pic.twitter.com/1PBcz57gxR— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) March 4, 2020
Why bet on the TCU Horned Frogs
The TCU Horned Frogs are guaranteed to end the regular season with a winning record, but whey will also not be taking part in the tournament, so there will be very little to celebrate. The Horned Frogs come into this one with a 16-13 record on the season, but it is their play in the Big 12 Conference that has contributed to their demise. TCU is 7-9 in conference play this season, which includes a stretch where they lost 6 in a row. Included in that losing skid was a 60-46 loss at home to the Kansas Jayhawks, but the #1 team in the nation needs to be on their toes, as TCU are coming off a stunning upset of the Baylor Bears over the weekend, winning that one 75-72.
- Total Score: 65.59
- Field Goal %: 42.13
- Three Point %: 34.23
- Free Throw %: 63.45
- Total Rebounds: 35.41
- Total Score: 64.59
- Field Goal %: 43.23
- Three Point %: 35.69
- Free Throw %: 65.63
- Total Rebounds: 33.34
Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks
The TCU Horned Frogs win over the Bears means that Kansas are all but assured of the Big 12 regular season title with a win in this one. They are already a half game up on Baylor and can essentially put it away with a win on home court on Wednesday night. Kansas has certainly been tough to beat in their own building this season, going 14-1 SU in those home games. They have also won each of the last 9 meetings with TCU on home court, so the chances of an upset here look to be pretty slim. The Jayhawks are getting hot at the right time, coming into this game on a 10-game winning streak. They are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games versus conference opponents.
- Total Score: 74.86
- Field Goal %: 48.51
- Three Point %: 34.97
- Free Throw %: 67.19
- Total Rebounds: 38.41
- Total Score: 60.48
- Field Goal %: 37.59
- Three Point %: 29.93
- Free Throw %: 67.17
- Total Rebounds: 32
TCU vs Kansas Betting Trends
- TCU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of TCU’s last 6 games.
- TCU are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games.
- TCU are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Kansas.
- TCU are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Kansas.
- Kansas are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas’ last 19 games.
- Kansas are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
- Kansas are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
- Kansas are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against TCU.
TCU vs Kansas Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Jayhawks are at home with a shot at winning the Big 12 regular season title, an opportunity that they are very unlikely to pass up. I think they win this one going away, covering the spread in the process.
TCU Horned Frogs 56 Kansas Jayhawks 78