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NCAAF Matchup - Horned Frogs Jayhawks Odds Preview

Kansas JayhawksTCU Horned Frogs
2-2October 12, 2013, 12:00 | Amon Carter Stadium2-3

The Horned Frogs will try to win and cover the spread at Amon Carter Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Jayhawks in Week 7 action.

Supporters of the Jayhawks have seen them go 2-2 and 0-4 ATS so far this season, while the Horned Frogs are at 2-3 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Horned Frogs are 3-2, while the Jayhawks are 2-2.

View Kansas Jayhawks vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Horned Frogs here saw them open at 5Dimes as -24-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

It's a betting matchup between the No. 71-rated Horned Frogs and the No. 120-ranked Jayhawks, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 27-15 result in favor of the Horned Frogs.

Last time out for Kansas, they were a 54-16 loser as they battled Texas Tech at home. Kansas failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point underdog, while 70 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Horned Frogs suffered a Week 6 loss against Oklahoma in their last game, falling 20-17 at Memorial Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up TCU's No. 75-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 56 at 25.25 PPG. The Horned Frogs passing attack has averaged 193.2 yards per game, less than the Jayhawks give up through the air (234.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Jayhawks feature the league's No. 35-rated road run defense, allowing 123 yards per game. TCU, meanwhile, ranks No. 99 in rushing offense at home.

A few Jayhawks at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Kansas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games
TCU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
TCU is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of TCU's last 9 games

Next up:
Kansas at Oklahoma, Saturday, October 19th
TCU at Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 19th