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2017 Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal Round – TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks Predictions, Picks and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 9, 2017

2017 Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal Round – TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks Predictions, Picks and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 9, 2017


TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks NCAAB Preview

Where: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:30 PM ET

Line: TCU Horned Frogs at Kansas Jayhawks; total: TBA – view all NCAA basketball lines


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Betting on the TCU Horned Frogs (17-14, 6-12 Big 12)

Point Spread: ALL GAME LINES HERE

Without breaking much sweat, the Horned frogs ran circles around their opponents last night, as they routed the Sooners, 83-62, while also shooting 60 percent on the floor. It was a big win that had them advancing in the tournament and snapping a seven-game losing streak (1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in their last eight).

Much of the victory came from another fine performance from Kenrich Williams, who had his fourth straight double-double by posting 19 points and 11 rebounds. The sophomore is possibly the best rebounding natural SF in the country and he’s now averaging 14.7 points and 11.2 rebounds in his last four.

Although the recent victory was a great momentum builder, he, Vladimir Brodziansky (13.8 PPG), Alex Robinson (11.2 PPG, 5.5 APG), and Jaylen Fisher (10 PPG, 4.3 APG), TCU’s four main scorers, will have to do a ton of work tomorrow night for the team to come out with a W.

They fell to Kansas in their pair of meetings during the regular season, with the most recent being an 87-68 rout. Combining the numbers from both contests, the Horned Frogs’ big four only shot 41.6 percent (35-for-84).

Betting on the Kansas Jayhawks (28-3, 16-2 Big 12)

Point Spread: ALL GAME LINES HERE

The Jayhawks finished the regular season riding an eight game streak (4-3-1 ATS) and are once again expected to win the Big 12 tournament. They’ve won the title seven times since head coach Bill Self’s arrival in 2003, and they are the also the conference’s defending champion.

In the aforementioned wins against TCU, Frank Mason, as expected, led everyone in scoring and dimes. He put up a conference-leading 20.5 points along with 5.1 assists during the season and should be able to produce as such for tomorrow’s contest.

Although Self and the team are getting some criticism for relying too much on their crafty point guard, Mason’s main partners in crime, Devonte’ Graham and future NBA top five pick Josh Jackson, have shown they can do a lot more than just be second fiddles. In fact, Graham is top five in the Big 12 in threes and assist-to-turnover ratio, and Jackson is number one among rookies in scoring (16.4 PPG).

Kansas concluded their conference play ranking first in points (80.5 PPG) and second in rebounds, threes, and field goal shooting.

Writer’s Prediction

Kansas wins comfortably, 83-70.

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