You can catch this week’s 12 CFB game between the Wildcats and Jayhawks on FS1 at 7:00 (11/18/23). The matchup will take place at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence (KS). This matchup between two Big 12 rivals has the Wildcats as the 8 point road favorites. Do they have what it takes to pick up a road win and cover?
KANSAS STATE WILDCATS VS KANSAS JAYHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kansas Jayhawks +8
This game will be played at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-25 in favor of Kansas State.
- Even though we have Kansas State winning straight-up, we like Kansas at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 56.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 57 points.
Taking a Look at the Wildcats Chances on the Road
This season, the Kansas State Wildcats are currently 7-3. So far this season, they have played three road games and five at home.
So far, Kansas State has been favored seven times and the underdog in one game. This has led to an ATS record of 6-2 and an average scoring differential of +20.3.
This season, Kansas State has posted an over/under record of 5-3 through 10 games. On average their games have combined for 57.3 points.
The Wildcats’ heads into the game, averaging 204.2 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 12th in rushing yards and 12th in passing yards at 250.4 yards per contest. Kansas State is averaging 38.8 points per game, which is 12th in the nation.
The Kansas State defense, going into this week’s game, holds 64th place for points allowed, allowing 18.5 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 237 passing yards each game against them (115th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 121.8 rushing yards, ranking them 44th in college football.
Can the Jayhawks Pull Off a Home Win?
This season, the Kansas Jayhawks are currently 7-3. So far this season, they have played four road games and five at home.
So far, Kansas has been favored five times and the underdog in four games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-4 and an average scoring differential of +6.5.
After 10 games, the average over/under line in Kansas’ matches stands at 59.1 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 58.9 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-4-1.
Kansas comes into the game with an offense averaging 32.7, which places them at 31st in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 66th nationally, with an average of 226 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 16th in the nation, with 383 rushing attempts per game for the season.
This season, the Jayhawks’ defense has allowed 160.4 rushing yards per contest, placing them 105th. Opponents are averaging 225 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 86.2 when facing Kansas. They currently hold the 52nd spot in NCAA points allowed.