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Jayhawks Wildcats Betting Preview for Week 8

Kansas State WildcatsKansas Jayhawks
Oct 22, 12:00 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds

6-0TEAM RECORD2-4

The Jayhawks hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Wildcats pay a visit to Memorial Stadium in Week 8 betting action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have seen them go 6-0 and 5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Jayhawks are at 2-4 and 3-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Jayhawks are 5-1, while the Wildcats are 3-3.

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Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Jayhawks as 11.5-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Jayhawks, currently No. 27 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 46 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 42-15 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 40-ranked offense (31.7 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 21 at 19.5 PPG. The Jayhawks passing attack has averaged 218.3 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (248.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wildcats own the league's No. 33-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129 yards per game when on the road. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Kansas State was a 41-34 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas Tech. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (75) made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Kansas was a 47-17 loser at home against Oklahoma. They covered the 37–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (64) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 1-9

A few Wildcats at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State's last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas State's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas's last 10 games at home
Kansas is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Kansas State

Next up:
Kansas State home to Oklahoma, Saturday, October 29
Kansas at Texas, Saturday, October 29

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