The Jayhawks will face the Bearcats in this week 13 CFB game, airing on ESPN2 at 7:30 (11/25/23). The contest is set to occur at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati (OH). The Jayhawks head into the game as the 6 point favorite to pick up the win. I handicapped this game for you, keep reading to get my analysis of this matchup.
KANSAS JAYHAWKS VS CINCINNATI BEARCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats +6
This game will be played at Nippert Stadium at 7:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI BEARCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-26 in favor of Kansas.
- Even though we have Kansas winning straight-up, we like Cincinnati at +6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 58.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 58 points.
Do the Jayhawks Have What it Takes in Cincinnati?
So far, the Kansas Jayhawks are 7-4, including going 2-2 on the road and 4-2 at home.
Kansas’ average scoring differential for the season is +5.5 leading to an ATS mark of 6-4. The Jayhawks have been favored five times and the underdog in five games
This season, Kansas has an over/under record of 4-5-1. Their games have, on average, produced a combined total of 58.8 points, with the typical over/under line being 59.1 points.
On offense, the Jayhawks come in with the 92nd ranked offense in terms of passing attempts and are averaging 220.2 passing yards per game. In the running game, they are 28th in terms of attempts.
Kansas’ defense sits at 106th for points allowed, allowing 26.6 points per game. So far, teams have been averaging 219.5 passing yards per game against them (86th nationally). On the ground, they’re yielding 163.2 rushing yards, ranking them 106th in college football.
No Pressure for Cincinnati as Home Dogs
The Cincinnati Bearcats take on the Kansas with a 3-8 record, including 2-3 on the road and 0-4 at home.
Cincinnati’s average scoring differential for the season is -3.5 leading to an ATS mark of 3-6. The Bearcats have been favored two times and the underdog in six games
Over the course of 11 games, the average over/under line in Cincinnati’s matchups has been 50.7 points. These games have had an average combined score of 53.1 points, leading to an OU record of 5-4.
On offense, Cincinnati comes into the game averaging 24.8, which is 67th in the NCAA. On average, they are averaging 217.9 passing yards (78th) compared to 8th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 473 rushing attempts per contest.
The Bearcats defense heads into this week’s matchup with 18 sacks and sitting 1st in QB hurries. So far, they’ve allowed 28.3 points per game (119th). In the pass defense department, they’re 91st nationally, giving up 223.6 passing yards per game. Additionally, when it comes to defending the run, Cincinnati’s defense is allowing 165.9 rushing yards per contest.