Kansas State vs. TCU Prediction & Odds
Number eleven Kansas State heads to Fort Worth to play #17 TCU at 2:00 PM ET Saturday afternoon on ESPN2. Can the Horned Frogs cover the 4.5-point spread as home favorites?
Kansas State is 15-1 on the year with their best wins coming over Texas and Baylor. Their only loss came against Butler on November 30th. The Wildcats are 12-4 against the spread this season.
TCU is 13-3 this season with their best wins coming over Iowa and Baylor. Their only losses came against Iowa State and Northwestern State. The Horned Frogs are 9-6-1 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
653 Kansas State Wildcats (+4.5) vs. 654 TCU Horned Frogs (-4.5); O/U 147.5
2:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 14, 2023
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, TX
Kansas State vs. TCU Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public favors the Wildcats in this contest. Our public betting data illustrates that 60% of public bets are on Kansas State +4.5. Do note that these numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Kansas State Game Notes
Kansas State junior forward David N’Guessan has missed the Wildcat’s last 4 games with a shoulder injury and it’s unclear if he’ll be available for Saturday’s clash with TCU. For the season, N’Guessan is averaging 7.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 23.3 minutes per contest.
The Wildcats’ star player is senior forward Keyontae Johnson. The 6’6” Florida transfer is averaging 18.4 points per game and 7 rebounds per game while sinking 57.4% of his field goals and 40% of his three-point attempts this year. K-State will need production from him to cover on the road Saturday.
TCU Game Notes
TCU guard Micah Peavy missed the Horned Frogs’ last game with a back injury, and it’s unclear if he’ll be available for Saturday’s contest. Peavy has posted 7.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 22.1 minutes per contest for the Horned Frogs this year.
TCU junior guard Mike Miles Jr. is second in the Big 12 in scoring with 19.5 points per game. Miles has poured in at least 15 points in every game but one this season, and he’s been doing it efficiently as well. For the campaign, Mike Miles Jr. is shooting 53.2% from the field. TCU will need major contributions from Mike Miles Jr. to cover against a good Kansas State team this weekend.
Kansas State vs. TCU CBB Betting Trends
Kansas State is 21-8 ATS in their last 29 road games.
Kansas State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between Kansas State and TCU.
The road team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between Kansas State and TCU.
Kansas State vs. TCU CBB Prediction:
Kansas State is one of the best teams in the country. Their play has been evidence of that in their last 4 games. In that span, the Wildcats have racked up three ranked wins over conference opponents, including two road triumphs over Texas and Baylor. Kansas State is 16th in the country with an average scoring margin of +12.5 points per game, and they’re fifth in the country in assists per field goal made. The Wildcats have proven they can score (92.7 points per game in their last three contests) and win on the road (3-1 road record this year). I think K-State, who’s currently riding a 9-game winning streak, either stretches that streak to 10 games or comes very close. I’ll take the Wildcats and the points.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE WILDCATS +4.5