Kansas vs. Kansas State Prediction
In-state rivals clash in Manhattan, KS on Saturday afternoon when No. 20 Kansas State hosts unranked Kansas at 12:00 p.m. ET. With the total dropping a full eight points, is the under the safest bet on the board?
359 Kansas Jayhawks (+20.5) at 360 Kansas State Wildcats (-20.5); o/u 46
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 24, 2020
Kansas Jayhawks Game Notes
Kansas freshman QB Jalon Daniels (undisclosed) has returned to practice. Daniels (6'0/200) battled Miles Kendrick and Thomas MacVittie for playing time throughout fall camp and into the season. The three-star prospect from Lawndale CA was ranked the 49th best dual-threat quarterback from the 2020 recruiting class by 247 Sports. He received the starting nod for September 26 against 47-14 loss to Baylor, completing 19-of-33 passes for 159 yards while also rushing for 23 yards on 14 carries. against Baylor. If 0-4 Kansas is going to struggle to this extent, then they might as well develop their promising freshman QB in the process.
Kansas State Wildcats Game Notes
According to Kansas State HC Chris Klieman, the program had a "few" players test positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Just how many players a "few" is remains unknown as Klieman did not go too deep into details, but there is always concern when an announcement like this is made. Kansas State experienced a similar issue last month but was able to meet the Big 12's available players requirement, going on to knock off Oklahoma on September 26. Kansas State is scheduled to host Kansas on Saturday, and as of Monday morning that game was still on
Kansas vs. Kansas State Betting Prediction
The Jayhawks are just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 meetings versus the Wildcats, while the favorite is also 14-6 against the number in the last 20 meetings between these two teams. The Jayhawks are also winless against the spread in their last four conference games, are 0-5 at the betting window in their last five games overall and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a loss. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 5-0 against the spread in their last five conference games, are 9-3 against the number in their last 12 games overall and are 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 games played in the month of October.
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