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College Basketball Matchup - Kansas Jayhawks TCU Horned Frogs Odds Preview

TCU Horned FrogsKansas Jayhawks
9-14February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Allen Fieldhouse18-6

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Kansas and TCU on Saturday, with the host Jayhawks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Horned Frogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Jayhawks are 13-11 ATS. TCU is 7-10 on the totals; Kansas is 15-8-1.

View TCU Horned Frogs vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

The Jayhawks were listed as -23-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Jayhawks and the No. 339-ranked Horned Frogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, TCU was a 91-58 loser at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. TCU was run off the court by the Bears on Wednesday as Baylor routed them 91-58 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Kansas was an 85-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas got 19 points from Perry Ellis but lost anyway, 85-82, to Kansas State on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Horned Frogs is ranked No. 242 in NCAA hoops at 30.96 per game. Contrast that with Kansas’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 180-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while TCU rates No. 213 at 5 per game.

A few Horned Frogs at Jayhawks trends to consider:
TCU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
TCU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
TCU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Kansas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas's last 8 games
Kansas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
TCU at Kansas State, Wednesday, February 19th
Kansas at Texas Tech, Tuesday, February 18th