TCU vs Kansas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 20 (Jayhawks Avoid Season Sweep With a Win)

TCU vs Kansas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 20 (Jayhawks Avoid Season Sweep With a Win)


TCU vs Kansas Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 22 TCU (18-9, 7-7 Big 12) vs. No. 5 Kansas (22-5, 10-4 Big 12)
  • Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Schollmaier Arena -- Fort Worth, Texas
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with an exciting matchup between the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks and No. 22 TCU Horned Frogs. Kansas enters on a four-game winning streak that includes an 87-71 win over Baylor on Saturday. Jalen Wilson racked up 21 points & 13 rebounds.

Meanwhile, TCU snapped a four-game losing streak with an impressive 100-75 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Damion Baugh finished with a double-double (16 points & 11 assists) as six different Horned Frogs scored in double digits. Which Big 12 team will earn a crucial win on Monday?

TCU vs Kansas Odds & Spread

TCU enters this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 149.5 points, which is above average compared to Monday's projected totals.

TCU vs Kansas Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, TCU is 14-13-0 this season.
  • The Horned Frogs' ATS record as 1.5-point favorites or more is 9-8.
  • There have been 15 TCU's games (out of 27) that went over the total this year.
  • Kansas is 13-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Jayhawks have won twice ATS (2-2) as a 1.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Out of Kansas' 27 games so far this season, 15 have gone over the total.
TCU Rank TCU AVG Kansas AVG Kansas Rank
65th 76.5 Points Scored 77 56th
104th 67.3 Points Allowed 68.3 139th
109th 33.1 Rebounds 34 60th
59th 10 Off. Rebounds 9 137th
349th 5.1 3pt Made 7.2 207th
13th 16.7 Assists 17.2 8th
168th 11.9 Turnovers 12 186th

TCU vs Kansas Prediction & Pick

It was a tale of two halves for the Jayhawks on Saturday. They were down by as much as 17 in the first half before they outscored the Bears 55-26 in the second half. Head coach Bill Self's team knows how to fight and travels to Fort Worth with a +4.9 average scoring margin on the road (T-No. 24 in NCAA).

It's important to note that TCU beat Kansas by a score of 83-60 back in January, but it was due to a uncharacteristic performance from long range. The Horned Frogs shot 53.3% from beyond the arc (8-of-15), which shined in comparison to their dismal season percentage of 29.2% (No. 354 in NCAA).

Kansas has won eight of its last nine away games against TCU, so back the Jayhawks on Monday.

Final Score Prediction: TCU: 74 | Kansas: 77

TCU vs Kansas Best Bet

As mentioned above, Kansas has thrived in its recent trips to Schollmaier Arena. The Jayhawks' eight wins in their last nine away games against the Horned Frogs have come by an average of 12.8 points. Kansas should not be frustrated by a rowdy crowd, especially with a veteran like Jalen Wilson around.

TCU is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games overall, while Kansas is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games overall. Kansas is also 16-4 straight up in its last 20 games played in February. A season sweep would be devastating, so look for the Jayhawks to do whatever it takes to come out on top.

Bet: Kansas Jayhawks ML (+105)

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