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Horned Frogs Host Jayhawks in Clash of Big 12 Rivals


The TCU Horned Frogs hope to further bolster their College Football Playoff hopes with a seventh straight SU win when they return home to face the Kansas Jayhawks in a Week 8 Big 12 conference matchup at Amon Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs improved to 6-0 with last week’s 26-6 win at Kansas State as 7.5-point favorites while the Jayhawks look for answers following a 45-0 loss at Iowa State as 23-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Kansas’s last five games against TCU.
  • TCU is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games in October.
  • Kansas is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against its conference.

TCU climbed to No. 4 on the AP Top 25 with last week’s win over the Wildcats, which also improves them to 3-0 against conference rivals this season. However, the Horned Frogs have yet to shake their inconsistency at the sportsbooks after covering in just two of their past four overall. TCU is also a dismal 1-9 ATS in its past 10 home dates, including four outright losses as home chalk.

With last week’s loss to the Cyclones, the Jayhawks have now lost five straight overall and ride a stunning 0-43 SU run on the road dating back to September 2009. Kansas has scored 10 or fewer points in nine of its past 21 road dates, and is also a meagre 2-8 ATS in its past 10 while pegged as road underdogs of 30 or more points.

The Horned Frogs have posted five straight outright wins over Kansas, but the Jayhawks have paid out at the sportsbooks in each of those contests, losing by six or fewer points in each of their past three meetings, including a 23-17 loss at TCU as 46-point underdogs two years ago.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the TCU Horned Frogs in this game found them listed as 38-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Horned Frogs to win this game on Saturday 46-10. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas Jayhawks will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 1-5 against the spread this season, while the TCU Horned Frogs are 4-2 ATS. Kansas is 5-1 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; TCU is 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and TCU vs Kansas injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the TCU Horned Frogs rated this week at No. 25 and the Kansas Jayhawks sitting at No. 133.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits TCU's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 41.33 PPG, against a Kansas defense that ranks No. 128 this week at 44.83 PPG. The TCU aerial game is averaging 265.33 yards per game, less than the Kansas secondary allows through the air, 290 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jayhawks feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 151 yards per game. TCU, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cyclones as Iowa State blasted them 45-0 in Week 7 action.

TCU cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 26-6 score against Kansas State at Snyder Family Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas's last 7 games
  • Kansas is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Texas Christian is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas Christian is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas Christian is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Texas Christian is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas home to Kansas State, Saturday, October 28
TCU at Iowa State, Saturday, October 28