Kansas at Arkansas - 12/28/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Arkansas Razorbacks (6-6) vs Kansas Jayhawks (6-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm (Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium)

Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 68.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Kansas Jayhawks and Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Wednesday in a college football showdown in the Liberty Bowl at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. This is the first meeting played between the two teams in recent history. 

Kansas comes into this game with a 6-6 record, and they have gone 7-4-1 against the spread. Coming into the season, there weren’t many who thought they would win even three games, but here they are in the bowl game. Heading into this game, though, they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Kansas State, the Jayhawks were defeated 47-27. Jalon Daniels completed 20 of his 32 passes for 168 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The Jayhawks are averaging 34.2 points, while their defense is giving up 33.8 points per game. Daniels on the season has thrown for 1,470 yards, 13 touchdowns, and two interceptions. Running back Devin Neal is having a strong season, rushing for 1,061 yards and nine touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is Arkansas, who sits with a 6-6 record, and they have gone 6-6 against the spread. In the last game against Missouri they were competitive, but they gave up 29 points, and that led to the two point defeat. The Razorbacks have some key players that have either transferred or opted out. Center Ricky Stromberg, linebacker Drew Sanders and wide receiver Jadon Haselwood have all opted out to get ready for the NFL draft. Ketron Jackson has also opted out to get ready for the NFL draft. Arkansas is averaging 30.7 points, while their defense is giving up 28.8 points per game. On the season KJ Jefferson has thrown for 2361 yards, 22 touchdowns, and four interceptions. 

The Jayhawks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games on a neutral site. The under is 5-0 in the Razorbacks last five neutral site games. The under is 9-1 in Arkansas last 10 bowl games. 

With all the opts out, I think the Razorbacks offense is going to struggle. Look for a big game from Daniels, and the Jayhawks' offense is going to have no issue running up the score. Look for Kansas to score at least 35 points here, and Arkansas won’t be keeping up. Back the Jayhawks against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Kansas Jayhawks +2.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NFL, NCAAF, MLB Best Bets Today Picks & Predictions Thursday 9/28/23 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.