Kansas vs. Kansas State - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kansas State Wildcats (5-2) at Kansas Jayhawks (3-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lawrence)
The Line: Kansas Jayhawks +5 -- Over/Under: 57.5
The Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in a week 10 Big 12 conference college football tilt from Kivisto Field on Saturday.
The Kansas State Wildcats will looking to build on back-to-back wins after a massive 48-41 win over Oklahoma in their last outing. Skylar Thompson has thrown for 1,207 yards, 7 touchdowns and an interception on 60.9% passing while also racking up 204 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. James Gilbert leads K-State with 558 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns while Jordon Brown has 229 rushing yards. Dalton Schoen leads the Wildcats with 23 catches for 322 yards and 3 touchdowns and Malik Knowles has 224 receiving yards while Phillip Brooks, Nick Lenners and Wykeen Gill each have 100+ receiving yards for the Wildcats this season. Defensively, Denzel Goolsby leads the Wildcats with 34 total tackles while AJ Parker has 3 interceptions and Wyatt Hubert has a team-high 4 sacks. As a team, Kansas State is averaging 379.7 yards of total offense and 32.7 points per game while allowing 369 yards of total defense and 21.9 points per game against this season.
The Kansas Jayhawks will look to build some momentum after snapping a four game losing streak with a 37-34 win over Texas Tech in their last outing. Carter Stanley has thrown for 1,900 yards, 19 touchdowns and 5 interceptions while Pooka Williams Jr. leads the Jayhaawks in rushing with 704 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and Khalil Herbert has 384 rushing yards and 2 TDs. Andrew Parchment leads Kansas with 42 receptions for 614 yards and 6 touchdowns while Stephon Robinson Jr. has 30 grabs for 522 yards and 6 TDs of his own. Defensively, Bryce Torneden leads the Jayhawks with 53 total tackles while Azur Kamara has a team-high 4 sacks. AS a team, Kansas State is averaging 402.9 yards of total offense and 27.8 points per game while allowing 473.5 yards of total defense and 32.8 points per game against this season.
Kansas State is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 conference games. Kansas is 5-18 ATS in their last 23 games following a win and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
Getting points with Kansas at home is tempting the way that the Jayhawks rallied from a couple of big deficits against Texas Tech. The Wildcats could also be in for a letdown after the win over Oklahoma as well as a game with Texas on deck next week. However, this is a rivalry game and sometimes all those factors of a letdown and momentum go out the window when you just want to beat your in-state rival. I think the Wildcats are just the better team here and should be able to take this one by a touchdown so I’ll lay the points with Kansas State in this one.