Kansas at Houston - 9/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Houston Cougars (1-1) vs Kansas Jayhawks (2-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm (TDECU Stadium)

Betting Odds: Houston Cougars -9.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas Jayhawks will play the Houston Cougars in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.

The Kansas Jayhawks are 2-0 this season after they defeated West Virginia by a score of 55-42 last week in overtime. Kansas fell behind early in the game, but was able to battle back and take the lead in the fourth quarter. After West Virginia tied the game up to force overtime, Kansas scored on their first possession and had a pick six on West Virginia’s possession. The Kansas offense is averaging 52.5 points per game with 212 passing yards per game and 248.5 rushing yards per game. Jalon Daniels has thrown for 408 yards with four touchdowns and one interception, while adding 114 yards and one touchdown on the ground for the Jayhawks this season. Devin Neal has rushed for 150 yards and four scores, while Quentin Skinner has caught four passes for 106 yards and one touchdown for Kansas. The Kansas defense is giving up 26 points per game and 345.5 yards per game.

The Houston Cougars are 1-1 this season after they lost to Texas Tech in overtime by a score of 33-30 in Week 2. Houston battled just to force overtime in this game, but ran out of luck in the extra period. The Houston offense is averaging 32.5 points per game with 236 passing yards per game and 114 rushing yards per game. Clayton Tune has thrown for 472 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception for the Cougars this season. Brandon Campbell has rushed for 129 yards and one touchdown, while Nathaniel Dell has caught 12 passes for 170 yards and two scores for Houston. The Houston defense is allowing 34 points per game and 454.5 yards per game.

Kansas is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games on turf. The over is 5-1 in Kansas’ last 6 non-conference games. Houston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss. The over is 4-1 in Houston’s last 5 games and the over is 15-6 in Houston’s last 21 games following an ATS win.

Kansas has surprised everyone by starting the season 2-0 and will look to carry that momentum on the road in this game. Houston played well in their game against Texas Tech, but needed to make one or two more plays to get the win. The Kansas offense played better than expected, but their defense struggled against West Virginia. I think this is a game that Kansas is overmatched in, but I still like them to score a few touchdowns. I like the over here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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