Two schools that prefer to run the football, Head Coach Chris Klieman and the No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats (-5) are set to pay a visit to their in-conference foe Kansas Jayhawks at Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET and FS1 has the TV rights.
No. 22 Kansas State vs. Kansas Betting Odds 11/2/2019
Kansas State is favored by 5 points in this Big 12 game. The Wildcats are currently getting -220 moneyline odds while the Jayhawks are +180. This Big 12 matchup could have some in-game betting scenarios, and the over/under (O/U) has been placed at 57.5 points.
This game’s total hasn’t moved after it was set initially at 57.5. Having said that, the opening line was 6.5 and square bettors are hammering the Jayhawks.
The Wildcats are 5-2 straight up (SU), including 2-2 SU against Big 12 opponents. The Jayhawks are 3-5 SU overall and are also 1-4 SU in conference play. Both of these teams have been profitable this year as the Wildcats have gained 2.1 units while the Jayhawks are up 6.8 units.
The Wildcats made it two in a row after a 48-41 win over Oklahoma last week where Skylar Thompson completed 18-of-28 passes for 213 yards. Thompson (39 rushing yards on 13 attempts, four TDs) also led the ground attack and was complemented by James Gilbert (105 yards on 13 carries, one TD) in the win. Dalton Schoen (five receptions, 68 yards) and Joshua Youngblood (three catches, 14 yards) handled the receiving duties.
Kansas just earned a 37-34 win over Texas Tech. The team’s defense allowed the Red Raiders to rush for 212 yards on 45 attempts, along with one rushing TD. SaRodorick Thompson was a bright spot in the loss for Texas Tech, recording 80 rushing yards and a score on 20 attempts. For Kansas, Carter Stanley completed 26-of-37 passes for 415 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Pooka Williams Jr. (69 rushing yards on 21 attempts) handled the ground attack in the win as Kwamie Lassiter II (eight receptions, 75 yards) and Andrew Parchment (seven catches, 109 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps.
Kansas State has run the ball on 64.3 percent of its offensive plays this year, including 58.1 percent across possessions in conference play. Kansas has a run percentage of 52.5 percent, and has rushed the ball 47.5 percent of the time when playing Big 12 opponents. The Wildcats have produced 199 rush yards/game (including 139 per game versus Big 12 opponents) and have 20 scores via handoffs this year. The Jayhawks are totaling 165 rush yards per contest (144 in conference) and have nine total rushing TDs.
The Wildcats have averaged 178 yards through the air overall (180 per game versus conference opposition) and have seven passing scores so far. The Jayhawks have put up 238 pass yards per game (262.8 against Big 12 foes) and have 19 total pass TDs.
Kansas State appears to possess an advantage in both areas of the defense. The team’s let opponents rush for an average of 182 yards and pass for 187 yards per game. Kansas has allowed 222.0 yards per game on the ground and 251.5 to opponents in the air. The Wildcats are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.61 to opposing QBs, while the Jayhawks have given up a 7.32 ANY/A.
Thompson has put up 1,035 passing yards this year. He’s completed 87-of-138 attempts with five passing touchdowns and only one interception. Thompson’s got a 7.07 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 7.46 over the last two outings.
Look for a balanced attack offensively from Kansas State in this one. James Gilbert, Skylar Thompson and Dalton Schoen have combined for 353 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns over the last couple of outings.
In the other locker room, Carter Stanley has put up 1,590 yards, 15 TDs and five INTs. Stanley’s ANY/A sits at 7.69 for the year and 9.34 across his past two games.
Pooka Williams Jr. (514 rushing yards, one rush TD, 87 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown on the year), Stephon Robinson Jr. (455 receiving yards, four receiving TDs) and Andrew Parchment (531 receiving yards, five receiving TDs) have combined to account for 760 total yards and eight touchdowns over the last two games.
When these two schools faced each other last year, Kansas State emerged victorious by a final score of 21-17.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks Free Pick
SU Winner – Kansas, ATS Winner – Kansas, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
The O/U for Kansas State’s previous game was set at 59. The over cashed in the team’s 48-41 win over Oklahoma.
As a team, Kansas State has produced 3.6 yards per carry over its past three games and 3.9 over its last two.
Kansas has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over its last three contests and 5.2 over its past two.
Kansas has lost four fumbles this season while Kansas State has lost six.
In its last three contests, Kansas State is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Kansas’ previous matchup was set at 65. The over cashed in that 37-34 victory over Texas Tech.
In its last three games, Kansas is 3-0 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Wildcats offense has recorded zero pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Jayhawks have accounted for six such plays.
The Kansas State defense has allowed two pass plays of 40+ yards, while Kansas has given up seven such plays.
The Kansas State offense has created 11 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Kansas has created 18 such runs.
The Wildcats defense has allowed 13 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Jayhawks have given up 16 such runs.
The Kansas defense has created 15 sacks on the year while Kansas State has 10.