Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs Prediction, Pick, Odds: Will Kansas Continue Improbable Season?
Kansas vs. TCU Prediction, Pick, Odds: Will Kansas Continue Improbable Season?
The Kansas Jayhawks were projected to win about three games this year. Instead, they're looking to become the first team to be bowl eligible on Saturday, holding a 5-0 record while welcoming TCU to town.
Kansas clearly has its eyes on the bigger prize than just a bowl game. But nobody but Kansas believed that this team was capable of running through the Big 12.
Everyone believes it after Kansas defeated Iowa State in a 14-11 game last week.
But we also can't take anything away from TCU. The Horned Frogs had just defeated Oklahoma, 55-24, and before that game, escaped SMU on the road, winning 42-34.
TCU and Kansas are now both ranked in the Top 25. Which team will stick around for another week? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Saturday's game between the TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks.
Kansas vs. TCU Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
- Date: October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
- Where to Watch: FS1
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Kansas vs. TCU Odds
Kansas vs. TCU Injury Report
Questionable: QB Chandler Morris (Knee) Out: WR Quincy Brown (Undisclosed)
Questionable: RB Ky Thomas (Lower Body) Out: WR Trevor Wilson (Suspension)
Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs Prediction
The Kansas Jayhawks proved that they could play in shootouts earlier this season. But they also proved they'd be able to play tight, defensive battles after their win over Iowa State.
Kansas has averaged 420 yards per game while scoring 41.6 points per game. The offense is balanced, getting nearly 50% of yards from the run and pass.
Jalon Daniels has already thrown for 11 touchdowns and has just one interception on the season. His QBR of 95.6 is the best in the Big 12. The protection for Kansas has broken down sometimes, but Daniels can escape the pocket and look downfield to make plays for the Jayhawks.
The Kansas defense has been imposing. Against the run, the Jayhawks have limited teams to 113.6 yards per game. Even the coverage has stepped up for Kansas. They've been an above-average defense in all categories but might struggle to rush the passer in Saturday's game.
TCU has averaged nearly 550 yards per game on offense. The Horned Frogs scored 55 on Oklahoma and at least 38 points in every game this season. Maybe TCU hasn't played the best of competition to begin the year, but that offense is still capable of putting up points in a hurry.
The Horned Frogs are led by Max Duggan, who has 11 touchdowns with no interceptions. He's thrown for nearly 1000 yards to begin the year and continues to perform at a high level.
The running game has also been excellent for TCU, with Kendre Miller adding five touchdowns on 51 attempts. Miller's averaging 7.6 yards per carry this season.
On the other hand, the defense has also done its part for the Horned Frogs. They've held teams to 368.5 yards per game. Anytime you can hold teams to that number when your offense is putting up 550 yards per game, things will go well for your team.
Kansas likely won't have to worry too much about pressure from the defensive line. That's the team's weakness so far this season.
While the defenses have had their moments, this is a game where both offenses should end up shining. A game where both teams score around 40 points is a real possibility.
I'll take the Over 67.5 in this game.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs Pick
- Over 67.5 (-110) (Bet $110 to Win $100)
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