Kansas vs. TCU Prediction
Will Kansas be able to go on the road and compete with TCU when the two meet up in Big 12 play today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
163 Kansas vs. 164 TCU
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Noon ET – Amon G. Carter Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, TCU is the clear favorite in this game, as the Horned Frogs are getting odds of -16 points against Kansas. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49 points. The public betting currently has 54 percent going on Kansas as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
TCU with letdown loss
After cracking the top 25 rankings last week, TCU let that get away by suffering a 41-38 loss at home to SMU. The Horned Frogs are now 2-1 on the season, 1-2 against the spread and 2-1 with the under.
The Horned Frogs have been pretty solid on offense this year, averaging 37 points and 443 yards per game. The defense is allowing just 20.3 points and 275 yards per contest. Darius Anderson has been leading the offense with 368 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Max Duggan has thrown for 423 yards and five touchdowns. TreVontae Hights has eight catches for 108 yards. Garrett Wallow is leading the defense with 42 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Kansas competitive with WVU
Kansas has been playing better under new coach Les Miles, but the Jayhawks are coming off a 29-24 loss at home to West Virginia. Kansas is now 2-2 on the season, 0-1 in the Big 12, 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
The Jayhawks have been led by their defense thus far, as they are giving up just 20.5 points and 374.3 yards per game. Their pass defense is allowing under 200 yards per game. Offensively, Kansas is putting up 25.8 points and 402 yards per outing. Khalil Herbert is leading the offense with 384 rushing yards and two touchdowns while Pooka Williams Jr. has 296 yards on the ground. Carter Stanley has thrown for 861 yards and eight touchdowns with four interceptions. Andrew Parchment has been his top target, catching 24 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns. The defense is being led by Dru Prox, who has 39 tackles with two sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
TCU is just 6-20 against the spread in their last 26 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
The Jayhawks have covered the spread in five straight games following a loss, but are just 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 road games.
Kansas has been a hard team to pin down, as they went on the road and rolled against Boston College, but have also lost at home to Coastal Carolina and West Virginia. Perhaps going on the road is a positive for them right now. We saw TCU struggle at home last week against SMU. It’s possible that the Horned Frogs could have another letdown this weekend, but I think the loss shakes them up and gets them refocused. I look for the Horned Frogs to score early and often and pull away from Kansas in the second half.
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