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TCU vs. Kansas State NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 7th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

The Big 12 has been easily the best conference in the country this season and there’s a very good matchup from the league on Tuesday as No. 17 TCU visits No. 12 Kansas State – both better than was expected.

This wraps up the season series as on Jan. 14, the Horned Frogs beat the visiting Wildcats 82-68. TCU senior Emanuel Miller led all players with a career-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds. Junior guard Mike Miles Jr. recorded his first-career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 assists for the Horned Frogs. Eddie Lampkin Jr. had a season-best 17 points to go with six rebounds, including four on the offensive end. Lampkin and Miller helped TCU control the action down low where TCU outscored KSU in the paint, 54-40. The Frogs improved to 11-20 all-time against K-State and snapped a two-game skid in games played in Fort Worth. Jamie Dixon improved to 8-8 against K-State.

Before all else, Nitrobetting takes a peek at important game details that help you lock in on the best picks. Below, you can find event information, team and player stats, and the latest College Basketball odds. We also have timely betting trends and predictions at your disposal.

TCU vs. Kansas State Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, KS
  • Radio: KTCU FM 88.7 (TCU) // Classic Country AM 1570 (Kansas State)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: TCU (+4.5) // Kansas State (-4.5)

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Why Bet on the TCU Horned Frogs?

TCU (17-6, 6-4 Big 12) comes off a 79-73 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Frogs did rally from a 19-point deficit to lead briefly in the second half but out of a timeout, OSU scored eight unanswered points to lead by seven with just over two minutes remaining. JaKobe Coles had 15 points. It was his third-straight game in double figures. Damion Baugh scored 12 points. It was the 14th time he’s scored in double figures in 16 games played. Baugh had a team-high six assists. It was his 14th time leading the team in that category in 17 games played. TCU was without starters Lampkin Jr. (ankle) and Miles Jr. (knee).

It’s not clear if Lampkin and Miles will play here. Miles ranks second in the Big 12 with 18.1 points per game and has scored at least 20 points six times. The junior ranks second in the conference in shooting at 53.2 percent. He’s a Top 10 candidate for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard.

TCU leads the nation with 20.7 fastbreak points per game. Last season, TCU’s fastbreak average was 10.6. TCU ranks third in the Big 12 with 36.5 rebounds per game and ranks second at 11.7 offensive rebounds per game. TCU is ranked for a program-record 10th consecutive week in the AP Top 25 Poll. TCU is 4-2 against AP Top 25 teams this season. Last season, TCU had a program record five wins over the Top 25.

Why Bet on the Kansas State Wildcats?

Kansas State (18-5, 6-4 Big 12) lost a second game in a row Saturday, 69-66 at home to No. 10 Texas. Keyontae Johnson struggled through foul trouble but still had 16 points to lead the Wildcats, who have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. Desi Sills scored 11 points and Markquis Nowell had 10, but he also had six turnovers, including one with less than a minute to go and Kansas State down by one.

Nowell was announced as a Top 10 candidate for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award on Monday. Nowell is averaging 16.8 points on 39.8 percent (109-of-274) from the field, including 36.6 percent (52-of-142) from 3-point range, and 87.3 percent (117-of-134) from the free throw line to go along with a Big 12-best 7.8 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 35.9 minutes per game. He is one of just three active Division I players to total more than 1,500 points, 500 assists and 200 steals in a career.

Johnson (18.1 ppg.) and Nowell (16.8 ppg.) have been one of the most prolific tandems in the country, as they combine to average 34.9 points per game on 46.2 percent (258-of-559) shooting, including 37.8 percent (79-of-209) from 3-point range, and 81 percent (209-of-258) from the free throw line.

K-State’s 18-5 start under head coach Jerome Tang is the second-best by a first-year coach in school history, just behind the 15-2 record by Zora G. Clevenger (1916-17). Tang’s 18-5 start also ranks among the very best by all first-year coaches in Division I, just behind Xavier’s Sean Miller (19-5) and ahead of Missouri’s Dennis Gates (17-6) and Seattle’s Chris Victor (16-8).

KSU leads the all-time series 20-11, including an 8-5 record in Manhattan. TCU has won four of the last six meetings at KSU. The Horned Frogs will be looking to sweep the season series for the second time, including the first time since 2020, while the Wildcats will be looking to snap a 3-game skid in the series at home.

TCU vs. Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Horned Frogs are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss.
  • TCU is 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
  • The total went over in 7 of TCU’s last 10 games.
  • Wildcats are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Kansas State is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
  • HThe total went over in 10 of Kansas State’s last 15 games.

TCU vs. Kansas State Expert Prediction

  • Kansas State 72, TCU 69.
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