Kansas State vs TCU Week 8 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats 5-1, 3-0 Big 12) vs. No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs (6-0, 3-0 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium — Fort Worth, TX
Week 8 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big 12 showdown between the No. 17 Kansas State Wildcats and No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs. Kansas State has some momentum following its 10-9 victory over Iowa State two weeks ago, marking the program's third consecutive win.
It was far from a low-scoring affair in TCU's most recent outing, though. The Horned Frogs managed to topple No. 8 Oklahoma State in double overtime, walking out with a 43-40 victory. TCU couldn't have won without wideout Quentin Johnston, who caught eight balls for 180 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Kansas State vs TCU Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: KSU: (+136) | TCU: (-164)
Spread: KSU: +3.5 (-118) | TCU: -3.5 (-104)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
TCU enters this contest as a slight home favorite on the spread. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 54.5, which is average compared to the rest of this week's projected totals.
Kansas State vs TCU Prediction & Pick
Two of the hottest teams in the nation meet this week, but only one can emerge victorious. Kansas State has relied on its stout defense (20.0 PPG, 20th-best), while TCU has used its high-flying offense (43.2 PPG, fourth-best) to bully teams en route to victory after victory.
Even though TCU's defense isn't fantastic, I think it's good enough to shut Kansas State down. The Wildcats don't have much of a passing game, relying on the run to get the job done. The Horned Frogs give up 145.2 rushing yards per game and while that's a decent amount, I don't think it's enough for the Wildcats to put up enough points to win on the road.
This won't be a high-scoring game like TCU won last week, but the Horned Frogs should still get the job done here.
Final Score Prediction: TCU: 30 | Kansas State: 24
Kansas State vs TCU Betting Trends
- Kansas State is 4-2 straight up in its last six games against TCU.
- TCU is 4-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in nine of Kansas State's last 13 games.
- The total has hit the under in each of TCU's last six games against Kansas State.
Kansas State vs TCU Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
As pointed out above, Kansas State and TCU have combined for the under in each of their last six meetings. In fact, those games have seen an average total of just 35.7 points. In other words, don't expect a shootout here and back the total finishing under 54.5 points.
Bet: Under 54.5 Points (-114)
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