Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Jayhawks Defense Can't Keep up in Manhattan)

Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Jayhawks Defense Can't Keep up in Manhattan)


Kansas vs Kansas State Week 13 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Kansas Jayhawks (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) vs. No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium — Manhattan, KS
Coverage: FOX

Week 13 of the 2022 college football season includes a Big 12 battle between the Kansas Jayhawks and No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats. Kansas has dropped five of its last six games, including a 55-14 loss to Texas on Saturday. The Jayhawks were torched for 427 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground.

Meanwhile, Kansas State cruised to a 48-31 win over West Virginia in Week 12. Quarterback Will Howard completed 19 of his 27 pass attempts for 294 yards and 2 touchdowns (1 interception). Junior defensive end Brendan Mott shined on defense with 5 tackles to go along with 3.0 sacks.

Kansas vs Kansas State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: KU: (+375) | KANST: (-500)
Spread: KU: +11.5 (-110) | KANST: -11.5 (-110)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Kansas State enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Big 12 clash also features a total of 62.5 points, which is above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction & Pick

Kansas looked unstoppable during its 5-0 start to the season, but have come crashing back down to earth. Of the Jayhawks' five losses, four of them have come by double-digits. Even the return of dual-threat starting quarterback Jalon Daniels failed to make much of a difference in a loss last weekend.

It's an entirely different situation for Kansas State, though. The Wildcats have won three of their last four games and put up at least 27 points in each game during that span. This is an in-state rivalry that has been dominated by the Wildcats. They are a stellar 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against the Jayhawks.

Running back Deuce Vaughn will be the best player on the field in this one, so give me Kansas State.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 27 | Kansas State: 41

Kansas vs Kansas State Betting Trends

- Kansas is 10-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Kansas State's last five away games.
- Kansas State is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against Kansas.
- The total has hit the under in five of Kansas State's last seven home games.

Kansas vs Kansas State Best Bet

Not only is Kansas State 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against Kansas, but it is also 7-3 against the spread (ATS) during that span. The Wildcats have come out on top by at least 10 points in nine of those wins, too. Don't expect those scoring efforts to suddenly stop against this Jayhawks defense.

Kansas is allowing the second-most points per game in the Big 12 (34.2) as well as the most yards per game (452.5). Kansas State has the opportunity to put up 40+ points in this game, meaning the Jayhawks would only need to score 20+ points. They have done that in nine of their 11 games overall.

Bet: Over 62.5 Points (-110)

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