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Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl odds: Wolverines vs Wildcats betting Preview

Michigan WolverinesKansas State Wildcats
7-5December 28, 2013, 10:15 | Sun Devil Stadium7-5

Michigan and Kansas State will travel down to the desert for December 28 as those schools meet in this year's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium.

Kansas State is just 1-8 ATS in their past nine bowl games, while there is a solid historical OVER angle here.

The OVER is 11-4 past 15 Insight Bowls (now the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl) and the OVER is 11-2 past 13 Michigan bowl games.

Supporters of the Wolverines have seen them go 7-5 and 7-5 ATS so far this season, while the Wildcats are at 7-5 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 5-7, while the Wolverines are 6-6.

View Michigan Wolverines vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats sit at No. 39 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wolverines are at No. 56 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 36-34.

In their last action, Michigan was a 42-41 loser at home against Ohio State. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (83) was profitable news for OVER bettors. John Hubert ran through the Kansas defense for 220 yards in Kansas State's last game, handing the Jayhawks a 31-10 setback on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 37-ranked offense (33.42 PPG) against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 64 at 26.5 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 220.83 yards per game, less than the Wolverines give up through the air (228 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Wolverines own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117 yards per game when on the road. Kansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 62 this week in generating rushing yards at home.