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Jayhawks open as underdog vs Wildcats

Kansas JayhawksKansas State Wildcats
Oct 6, 12:00 PM | Turf of Snyder Family Stadium

Kansas Jayhawks vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds


The Wildcats will try to win and cover the spread at Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Jayhawks in Week 6 action.

The Jayhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 3-1 ATS. Kansas is 0-3 against the total, while Kansas State is 2-1 versus the number.

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Betting Line: Fans backing the Wildcats here saw them open at 5Dimes as 23.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wildcats sit at No. 28 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Jayhawks are at No. 75 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 50-23.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas State's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 40.5 PPG, against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 54 this week at 23 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 189.5 yards per game, less than the Jayhawks secondary allows through the air, 253.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Jayhawks feature the league's No. 88-rated road run defense, allowing 220 yards per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.

Kansas was a 30-23 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Jayhawks were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-23 score against Northern Illinois.

Kansas State won its last outing, a 24-19 result against Oklahoma on September 22. Kansas State covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Oklahoma was unable to contain John Hubert in its last action Saturday and the result was a 24-19 Week 4 loss against the Wildcats.

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

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Jayhawks at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Kansas State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas
Kansas State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kansas

Next up:
Kansas home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 13
Kansas State at Iowa State, Saturday, October 13