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Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs Betting Picks and Prediction

TCU has been on a collision path with completing the best season in school history. The Horned Frogs have an excellent offense that has been built to handle almost anyone on the NCAAF schedule. However, TCU may have drawn its most challenging matchup in the Big 12 title game.

Anyone making a Kansas State vs TCU prediction will show there should be a lot of optimism for anyone in the Wildcats’ camp. Kansas State was leading the Horned Frogs by 18 points in the first half of their meeting early in the season. The Wildcats have been impacted by college football injuries. Kansas State’s quarterback position, however, has been solidified by quarterback Will Howard.

Kansas State vs. TCU Game Info and Analysis

Matchup Information

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2022

Time: Noon

Venue: AT&T Stadium

Location: Arlington, Texas

How to Watch: ABC

Kansas State Wildcats Performance Recap and Analysis

Losing to Tulane early in the season got people down on Kansas State when it comes to NCAAF odds. The Wildcats saw a similar loss of confidence in their ability to win when quarterback Adrian Martinez when down with an injury during their 38-28 loss to TCU on Oct. 22.

Kansas State, though, has continued to play well with Howard filling in for Martinez. The Wildcats closed the season by winning their final three games to clinch a spot in the conference championship game. Making a Kansas State vs TCU prediction will require pondering if the Wildcats can recreate the success they had in the first half of their first meeting with the Horned Frogs.

Kansas State is excellent on defense. The Wildcats are 15th nationally in scoring defense, only allowing 19.4 points per game. Kansas State’s rushing offense has been excellent, ranking 17th nationally by piling up 210.2 yards per game.

Key Injuries

  • QB Adrian Martinez Out

Betting Trends to Know

  • Kansas State is 8-3-1 against the spread.
  • The Wildcats have seen the total go over in six of their 12 games.
  • Kansas State has covered the spread in four of its past five games.
  • The total has gone over in three of the Wildcats’ last four games.

TCU Bullfrogs Performance Recap and Analysis

The Horned Frogs have more than impressed under first-year coach Sonny Dykes. TCU is 12-0, and anyone watching NCAAF games can see the Horned Frogs have veteran leadership at quarterback. Max Duggan will be in the Heisman Trophy conversation and has thrown for over 3,000 yards this season.

Offensively, TCU has more than benefited from Duggan’s stewardship. The Horned Frogs score 41.3 points per game, which ranks fourth nationally. TCU also has a solid defense. Anyone making Kansas State vs TCU prediction can see the Horned Frogs have been more than opportunistic on defense.

TCU has created 14 turnovers, which ranks 16th nationally.

Key Injuries

  • No new injury news has been made available.

Betting Trends to Know

  • The Horned Frogs are 9-2-1 against the spread.
  • TCU has seen seven of its 12 games go over the total.
  • The Horned Frogs have covered five of the past six games against the spread.
  • TCU has seen three of its last four games go under the total.

Kansas State vs. TCU Odds

When it comes to NCAAF odds, TCU has been installed as a 2.5-point favorite in this contest. The Horned Frogs are -139 on the moneyline, while the Wildcats are +115. The over/under has been set at 62 points.

Kansas State vs. TCU Betting Picks

TCU is an overall well-rounded team. The Horned Frogs ran the table in the Big 12 schedule, handling every opponent and the challenges that came with them. TCU will need to avoid a slow start that nearly doomed them in the first meeting. The Horned Frogs will grab a victory for people who back them on the moneyline.

  • Total

This is a game that will be tightly contested throughout but should still feature a good amount of offense. The Horned Frogs’ passing attack has been consistent throughout the season, while Kansas State’s ground game has been able to create a lot of space for their running backs. The clock should continue running, and the under should hit.  

When it comes to college football picks and parlays, this is a game that is likely best bet individually. The spread is set at 2.5 points seems right for a game that was an entertaining affair during their first meeting. Kansas State jumped out to a big lead in the first half before wilting. TCU is having a special season and should cover the spread in a close game.

Kansas State vs. TCU Score Prediction

TCU 35, Kansas State 31
NCAAF Pick: TCU -2.5

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