Kansas State vs. TCU Prediction
Will No. 18 Kansas State be able to go on the road and get past unranked TCU when the two meet tonight at 9PM ET?
865 Kansas State vs. 866 TCU
Monday, March 4, 2019
9PM ET – Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Kansas State is favored on the road, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -1.5 points against TCU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 132.5 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Kansas State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wildcats still in the Big 12 mix
Kansas State is coming off a 66-60 win at home over Baylor. The Wildcats have won seven of their last nine while going 6-2-1 against the spread. Kansas State is 22-7 on the season, 12-4 in the Big 12, 6-5 on the road, 16-12-1 against the spread and 17-12 with the under.
K-State has been a pretty good defensive team and a really weak offensive squad. The Wildcats are giving up just 59.5 points per game this year while scoring only 65.9 per contest on offense. Barry Brown Jr. is leading Kansas State with 15.1 points per game while Dean Wade is adding 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
TCU is coming off an 81-66 loss at home to Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs have lost and failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games. TCU is now 18-11 on the season, 6-10 in the Big 12, 12-4 at home, 14-15 against the spread and 15-14 with the over.
The Horned Frogs are putting up 75.5 points per game on offense while shooting 45.6 percent form the field. Defensively, TCU is giving up 70.9 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 43.1 percent against them. Kouat Noi is leading the team with 15.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while Desmond Bane is adding 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 10-2-1 against the spread in their last 13 conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win.
The Horned Frogs are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a failed cover and 2-5 ATS in their last seven against a winning team.
Kansas State has won and covered the spread in four of its last five against TCU, including a 65-55 win at home back on Jan. 19. The spread is so small that this is a pretty straight up pick. The Horned Frogs aren’t a great team at home, losing three of their last four. Kansas State doesn’t have a lot of offense, but its defense should give a lot of problems for the Frogs.
College Basketball Prediction: Kansas State -1.5