Kansas State Wildcats vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats, still No. 2 in the BCS standings, look to stay perfect when they visit Fort Worth to battle K State alum Gary Patterson and his 6-3 TCU Horned Frogs Saturday night (7 pm ET, Fox).
Sportsbooks were holding off on lining this game because of the uncertain status of Wildcats' QB Collin Klein, who suffered an injured throwing arm last Saturday vs. OK State.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Horned Frogs, currently No. 10 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 5 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 56-40 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits TCU's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 33.9 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 18.6 PPG. The Horned Frogs aerial game is averaging 264.8 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 259.9 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 80 yards per game when on the road. TCU, on the other hand, rates No. 43 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Kansas State was a 44-30 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (74) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wildcats grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Cowboys in their last game, winning 44-30 at Snyder Family Stadium.
In their last action, TCU was a 39-38 winner on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (77) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Josh Boyce was good for 180 receiving yards in the Horned Frogs's most recent action, helping his team to a 39-38 victory over the Mountaineers.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Wildcats at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas State's last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas State's last 15 games on the road
TCU is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
TCU is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of TCU's last 5 games
TCU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas State at Baylor, Saturday, November 17
TCU at Texas, Saturday, November 24