|FX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Kansas vs. Kansas State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 03 October 2012 06:30|
Kansas vs. Kansas State Odds
Kansas is 1-3 overall, 0-1 in the Big 12 and 0-1 on the road. Kansas State is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in the Big 12 and 3-0 at home. The Wildcats are 3-1 against the spread while the Jayhawks are 1-2-1 ATS. Kansas State is 15-4 all-time against Kansas.
Trends show that Kansas is just 4-13 against the spread in its last 17 games against Kansas State and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in Manhattan. The two teams have combined to hit the under in their last four games at Kansas State.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Kansas State is the clear favorite to win this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -24 points against Kansas. The over/under total has been set at 53 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Kansas State favored by 23.5-points. The spread hasn’t changed much, just added another ½ point to 24.
Kansas State is 4-0 following a 24-19 win over Oklahoma two weeks ago. The Wildcats have been really strong on defense, allowing just 15.5 points per game this season. Offensively, K-State is scoring 40.5 points per game behind a very strong running attack. The Wildcats are 14th in the nation in rushing, averaging 242 yards per game. Collin Klein has thrown for 758 yards and 5 TDs while rushing for 289 yards and five more scores.
Kansas has now lost three straight following a 30-23 loss to Northern Illinois two weeks ago. The Jayhawks are only allowing 23 points per game, but they are currently 109th in the nation in scoring, averaging just 21 points per game. Kansas is being led by former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist, who has thrown for 763 yards and two touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas safeties Lubbock Smith and Ray Mitchell are both questionable for this game with undisclosed injuries. Kansas State offensive lineman Nick Puetz is questionable do to a foot injury.