Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Is TCU a Betting Lines NCAA Basketball Trap for Kansas?

February 7th, 2019 NCAA Basketball, Online Wagering

In view of their blue blood status it does not take much for Kansas to become an overlay in nearly all of their games.  And that has been the case for the Jayhawks with betting lines NCAA basketball this year.  Additionally, head coach Bill Self’s team has not shown any real strengths on either end of the court.  It follows that KU could have simply been overrated because of their status as a traditional power.  By contrast TCU does not have as good of a record as Kansas.  Yet the Horned Frogs get the money far more often.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs

Date and Time: Monday, February 11, 2019, 9 p.m. ET

Location: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas

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Kansas vs. TCU TV Coverage: ESPN

Kansas Jayhawks

Late results for Kansas have meant a flood of red ink for gamblers.  KU has paid in just one of their last seven games with five of their last eight games going over the total.  In fact, the Jayhawks metrics are indicative of an overlay team.  KU ranks 103rd in the nation for scoring offense and an even worse 142nd for points allowed.  The Jayhawks are now 17-6 straight up, 9-14 vs. the odds, and 13-9-1 over the total.  Starting with their terrible value and mediocre metrics the question begs why Kansas was so overrated.  To begin with the Jayhawks epitomize a name brand on the college basketball betting board.  And that brand often does not always equate into reality.

TCU Horned Frogs

By contrast TCU has kept in the black with four payouts in their last seven games.  The Horned Frogs have gone under the total in three of their last five.  TCU ranks 110th for scoring offense and 95th for points allowed.  As a result, the Frogs are now 15-6 straight up, 12-9 vs. the odds, and 10-11 under the total.

Stats to Consider

Few teams have been as weak of a betting lines NCAA basketball value than Kansas on the road.  As an example, the Jayhawks have covered just two of their last 10 games away from home.  Four of their last six games on the road have gone under the total.  Balanced against that is TCU’s great profitability in home games this year.  Consider the Horned Frogs have covered six of their last seven on their home court.  Three of their last five home tilts went over the total.

Team vs. Team

TCU has been the superior online wagering value in their series against Kansas.  To illuminate the Jayhawks have covered just four of their last 11 matchups against the Horned Frogs.  The last two games between these teams have gone under the total.  In turn KU has had their best value in this series at TCU.  Kansas has paid in two of their last three visits.  And two of those three games went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

On the whole TCU brings far more value with betting lines NCAA basketball. As mentioned earlier Kansas has been a dangerous play both recently and on the road.

Kansas vs. TCU NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

In this situation TCU is the better play.

Kansas vs. TCU NCAA Betting Online Pick: TCU Horned Frogs

Kansas vs. TCU NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: TCU 79, Kansas 73

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