Kansas at TCU Week 8 Game Info & NCAAF Betting Lines.

Kansas at TCU Week 8 Game Info & NCAAF Betting Lines

Written by on October 18, 2017

One of the biggest mistakes that a team can make when they are in the playoff hunt is to overlook an opponent that they should easily beat. It’s human nature to look ahead at the bigger obstacles that lay ahead, only to trip over something much smaller because you were not paying the attention required. You only need to look at what happened to Clemson against Syracuse last weekend to see how these stumbles can occur, no matter what the NCAAF Betting Lines says.Kansas has shown very little this season, and they look to be onto a beating this coming Saturday but looking at the recent meetings between these two shows that things might not be as clear-cut as we expect. The Horned Frogs are a 39 point favorite for this one, with the point total set at 59 ½.The fact that 4 top 10 teams went down to lesser opponents last week probably came at a good time for TCU, as they will probably be well aware that they cannot let their guard down this weekend against the Kansas Jayhawks, as doing so could end with them becoming another statistic.

Jayhawks vs. Horned Frogs Week 8 Game Info & NCAAF Betting Lines

  • When: Saturday, October 21 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: 105.9 FM (Kansas) / 96.7 FM (TCU)
  • Live Stream: Big 12 Sports
  • NCAAF Betting Lines: TCU -39 (Total set at 59.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of a Thunderstorm: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Precipitation: 79%
  • Cloud Cover: 50%
  • Wind: 9 mph SSE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Can Kansas State Cover the NCAAF Week 8 Spread Against Oklahoma?

Head to Head Statistics (Last 8 Games)

  • Record: TCU leads 5-3
  • Score: Kansas 25.00 / TCU 21.88
  • Rush Yards: Kansas 157.38 / TCU 161.38
  • Pass Attempts: Kansas 31.63 / TCU 32.50
  • Completion Percentage: Kansas 54.15 / TCU 56.92
  • Passing Yards: Kansas 215.00 / TCU 227.75
  • Total Yards: Kansas 372.38 / TCU 389.13
  • Turnovers: Kansas 1.75 / TCU 3.25

Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks?

The Kansas Jayhawks are on a 5-game losing skid that has seen them give up points at a rather alarming rate. Their latest miserable showing came in a 45-0 loss to Iowa State last weekend, which means that they have now given up 110 points in their last two games. Not only are the Jayhawks losing on a consistent basis, they are not putting up much of a fight in the process, as they have failed to cover in each of those 5 defeats. Where things get a little odd is when you look at how Kansas has performed against TCU.Yes, they have lost the last 5 meetings, but only by a combined 35 points. The most recent meeting came last season when the TCU Horned Frogs were only able to eke out a 1-point win in a tough 24-23 battle. The Kansas Jayhawks covered the spread in all 5 of those games, so while they will almost certainly not win this one, they may do enough to stay within that very large 39-point spread.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 24.67
  • Total Yards: 399.33
  • Rush Yards: 144.83
  • Passing Yards: 254.50
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 44.83
  • Total Yards: 476.67
  • Rush Yards: 186.67
  • Passing Yards: 290.00

Why bet on the TCU Horned Frogs?

It’s heady times for the TCU Horned Frogs, as they are now ranked #4 in the country and in control of their own playoff destiny. TCU has put together impressive back to back wins, taking down Oklahoma State and West Virginia in their last two games. While those are huge wins, there is always the possibility that they could let up a little coming into a game that they really should have no problem winning.TCU is a huge favorite at the NCAAF Betting Lines for Week 8.They will be well aware of how close Kansas have played them in recent years, so you have to believe that they will be ready to go. The best thing that could happen to TCU this week is that they come out and get points on the board early on. If they manage that, they may just be able to run up the score. One thing to pay attention to here is that TCU is just 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games at home, one of the reasons to have the NCAAF Betting Lines by their side.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 44.40
  • Total Yards: 478.8
  • Rush Yards: 219.80
  • Passing Yards: 259.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 19.60
  • Total Yards: 360.4
  • Rush Yards: 104.00
  • Passing Yards: 256.40

Latest NCAAF Betting Lines Trends for Week 8

  • Jayhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Jayhawks are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Kansas’s last 7 games
  • Horned Frogs are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Horned Frogs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Texas Christian’s last 5 games when playing Kansas

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I don’t think there is any way that TCU will lose this one, but I am a little concerned about the size of that spread. If they get up big early on, they may start to put in backup guys later in the game. I think they will fall just short of the spread.Score: Kansas Jayhawks 13 – TCU Horned Frogs 49
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