Game Preview - Horned Frogs favorites vs Jayhawks at Kansas
TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds
The Horned Frogs of TCU begin life in the Big 12 Conference when they visit Lawrence to take on the Kansas Jayhawks Saturday afternoon (noon ET FX). TCU, a 56-0 winner over Grambling State in its season opener, is favored by 20 points over the Jayhawks, who are 1-1 after losing to Rice 25-24 on a last-second field goal.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Jayhawks here saw them open as 22-point underdogs in this college football clash. The total was at 59.5 mid-week at Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Jayhawks - Horned Frogs odds would favor the Horned Frogs if the lines were set according to power ranks. Kansas is rated No. 103 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Horned Frogs sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-33 win for the Horned Frogs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 27.5 PPG, against a Horned Frogs defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 0 PPG. The Jayhawks aerial game is averaging 156.5 yards per game, more than the Horned Frogs secondary allows through the air, 26 YPG per game.
TCU was a 56-0 winner in its last match at home against Grambling State. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. Josh Boyce was good for 102 receiving yards in the Horned Frogs's most recent action, helping his team to a 56-0 victory over the Tigers.
Kansas lost its last outing, a 25-24 result against Rice on September 8. Kansas failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tony Pierson ran through the Rice defense for 120 yards in Kansas's last game, but the Jayhawks still lost a 25-24 decision at Memorial Stadium.
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 10-0
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A few Horned Frogs at Jayhawks trends to consider:
TCU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
TCU is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Kansas is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Kansas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
TCU home to Virginia, Saturday, September 22
Kansas at Northern Illinois, Saturday, September 22