#5 Kansas Vs. #22 TCU Preview and Prediction (2/20/23)
Line: TCU -1.5, Kansas +1.5
Kansas Vs. TCU Betting Odds Breakdown
The reigning NCAA basketball champions in Kansas will be taking on TCU on Monday.
TCU is coming into that game as the favorite at -1.5, and the over/under is sitting at 149.5 points.
Kansas is sitting at 22-5 on the season, and they will be trying to improve on that against TCU.
In their last game, Kansas got a 16 point victory over Baylor that was fueled by a second half where they outscored Baylor by 29 points. This year, Kansas has been very successful, which mostly has to do with their starters, who have been consistent throughout the entire year. Even in their game against Baylor, Jalen Wilson put up 21 points and snagged 13 rebounds, along with KJ Adams Jr., Dajuan Harris, and Gradey Dick all having more than 10 points. It’s not only their offense that has been solid, but their defense has been performing very well throughout the year.
This year, Kansas has had a very solid defense, with them being 49th in the nation for defensive efficiency, along with them only letting up about 68 points per game. Their defense definitely isn’t the best this year, but it’s still pretty good, especially with an offense like this that can score consistently. But, TCU was able to get the best of Kansas in their first matchup earlier this season by the score of 83-60.
TCU is coming into this game at 18-9, and they have a difficult task in Kansas.
TCU was able to take their first matchup against Kansas this season, but it’s very possible that it won’t be as easy going into this one. In their first game, TCU had a very good night offensively, with just about everyone chipping in to get the win against Kansas. Everyone that got minutes on the floor put up some points on the board, but the story for them was more about their defense.
TCU’s defense was completely dominant in their first game against Kansas, with only three Kansas players having more than five points. But this time, they have to be careful because their offense has been very good for a majority of the season. The only player that they really had trouble guarding in that game was Jalen Lewis, who had 30 points against them previously. This should be a good game, and we’ll have to see if Kansas’ offense will step up.