Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Odds
Both teams went 7-5 on the season and 7-5 against the spread. Michigan split the over/under in its 12 games while Kansas State hit the over in 7 of its 12 games.
Trends show that Kansas State is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 bowl games and 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games after a win. Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games after a loss.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Kansas State is the favorite, as the Wildcats have odds of -5.5 points against Michigan. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Kansas State favored by 3, but the spread continued to grow over the past few weeks. The over/under total opened at 56 points and slowly slipped to 54.5.
Michigan is coming off a 42-41 loss at home to Ohio State to end the regular season. The Wolverines lost four of their last five games this year to finish a disappointing 3-5 in the Big Ten. Michigan averaged 33.8 points and 380.9 yards per game on offense, while the defense allowed 26.5 points per game. Devin Gardner has thrown for 2,960 yards and 21 touchdowns while also rushing for 483 yards and 11 touchdowns, but he will miss this game with a foot injury. Shane Morris will start at quarterback. He has thrown just nine passes this season. Jeremy Gallon has caught 80 passes for 1,284 yards and nine touchdowns to lead the offense.
Kansas State is coming off a 31-10 win at Kansas to end the regular season. The Wildcats won five of their last six games to go 5-4 in the Big 12. The team averaged 33.4 points and 401.2 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense allowed just 23.7 points per game. Jake Waters has thrown for 2,198 yards and 15 touchdowns to lead the offense while John Hubert has rushed for 968 yards and nine scores. Tyler Lockett added 71 receptions for 1,146 yards and eight touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Michigan running back Thomas Rawls (knee) is questionable while linebacker James Ross III (undisclosed) is also questionable. Kansas State linebacker Logan Thompson (discipline) and defensive back Ty Zimmerman (foot) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Kansas State, as the Wildcats are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points against Michigan on Saturday night.