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Jayhawks open as underdog vs Wildcats

Kansas State WildcatsKansas Jayhawks
6-5November 30, 2013, 12:00 | Memorial Stadium3-8

The Jayhawks will do battle with the visiting Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

They will face the 6-5 Wildcats, who own a 6-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jayhawks are 5-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 5-6 favoring the OVER.

View Kansas State Wildcats vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Jayhawks pegged as 16.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

The Jayhawks sit at No. 115 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wildcats are at No. 35 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 33-10.

In their last action, Kansas State was a 41-31 loser at home against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (72) was profitable news for OVER bettors. James Sims tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards in the latest Jayhawks game, a 34-0 loss to the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 15.82 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 47 this week at 24.91 PPG. The Jayhawks aerial game is averaging 139.45 yards per game, less than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 228.18 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 139 yards per game. Kansas, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.

A few Wildcats at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Kansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Kansas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Kansas is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home