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#377 TCU -3.5 vs.
#378 Kansas State 46.5
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:30pm EDT
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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TCU Horned Frogs vs. Kansas State Wildcats

Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS

When: Saturday, October 19, 2:30 PM. ET.

The Kansas State Wildcats will be trying to bounce back from their first home loss of the season when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday afternoon.

TCU looks to rebound

The Horned Frogs were blown out on the road by Iowa State in their last game and will try to rebound from the loss with a win over the Wildcats on Saturday, which will give them their third consecutive win in the series and their second win in their last three games.

TCU has played well on the offensive end this season, averaging 37.2 points per game, which is 25th in the country. They are also one of the best run-oriented teams in the country, averaging 241.8 yards per game, which is 13th in the country. They have also done well throwing the ball when needed and are averaging 214.8 yards per game, which is 87th in the country.

In their last game, the Horned Frogs were held well below their rushing average because they fell behind the Cyclones early in the game and were down 21-3 at the half. The team finished with 108 rushing yards and one touchdown, led by Darius Anderson, who finished with 49 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.

Max Duggan, who completed 17 of 25 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns, tried to get his team back in the game in the second half, but the rally fell short. They will try to avoid falling behind early in this game so they don’t have to scrap their running game again and lose their second consecutive game.

Wildcats Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

The Wildcats are coming off two consecutive losses, which has dropped them to ninth place in the Big 12 standings and will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Horned Frogs, who have won the last two meetings between the two teams.

Kansas State has done well on offense, averaging 31.4 points per game, which is 54th in the country. They have done particularly well on the ground, averaging 217.8 yards per game. Despite their success, they will have a tough time running the ball against the Horned Frogs, who are holding opponents to 101.2 rushing yards per game.

On the defensive end, the Wildcats have played well and are giving up 19 points per game. They will have their hands full with the Horned Frogs, who are averaging 37.2 points per game and 241.8 rushing yards per game.

In their last game, Skylar Thompson completed 22 of 34 passes for 218 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. James Gilbert led the team on the ground with 94 yards on 18 carries. They will try to quickly establish the run and jump out to a big start when they play on Saturday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Wildcats have played well at home, with their only loss coming in their last game against Baylor. They have also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 19 points per game. However, the Horned Frogs are the pick here because they are the better offensive team and have one of the best run defenses in the league, averaging 37.2 points per game, compared to the Wildcats, who are averaging 31.4 points per game. The Wildcats and Horned Frogs are run-oriented teams, but the Horned Frogs will have an easier time running the ball in this game because the Wildcats struggle to stop the run and are giving up 188.6 yards per game, while the Horned Frogs are giving up 101.2 rushing yards per game. If the Wildcats are able to prevent the Horned Frogs from moving the ball on the ground, they can still move the ball through the air with Max Duggan, because they average 214.8 passing yards per game. If the Horned Frogs prevent the Wildcats from moving the ball on the ground, the Wildcats offense will struggle to move the ball through the air because they are one of the worst passing teams in the country, averaging 171.8 passing yards per game.

Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs -3.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Wildcats are averaging 31.4 points per game, while the Horned Frogs are averaging 37.2 points per game. Even though both teams are playing well offensively, they will play below the total because of their defenses, which are giving up 43.8 combined points per game, and their offensive style of play. The Horned Frogs and Wildcats have two of the top ground attacks in the country, which means they will eat up a lot of the clock, keeping them under the total in this game.

Prediction: Under 45

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Horned Frogs will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Wildcats in the first half of their last three games, averaging 19.3 points per game while the Wildcats average 7.7 points per game.

Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs -1.5

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The Horned Frogs and Wildcats are averaging 27 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over 22.5
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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