Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Rivalry Shootout in Manhattan)

Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Rivalry Shootout 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. 12 Kansas State Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium — Manhattan, KS
Coverage: FOX

Week 13 of the 2022 college football season includes a Big 12 rivalry game between the Kansas Jayhawks and No. 12 Kansas State Wildcats.

Kansas State rolled to a 48-31 road win at West Virginia last week, and now a win over their in-state rivals punches their ticket to the Big 12 Championship game against the No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs.

Meanwhile, Kansas was trounced by Texas 55-14 at home last week for their second straight double-digit defeat.

Kansas vs Kansas State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: KU: (+320) | KSU: (-420)
Spread: KU: +11.5 (-112) | KSU: -11.5 (-108)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Kansas State enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the spread (-11.5) and moneyline (-420). A win by Kansas returns +320. The total is currently 62.5 points - about a TD higher than average for a college football over/under compared to other games this week.

Kansas vs Kansas State Prediction & Pick

The Sunflower Showdown has seen Kansas St. win 13 straight going 10-3 ATS. Wildcats QB Will Howard starts again after passing for identical 19-of-27 the last two games for 490 yards and 5 touchdowns.

The Kansas defense is allowing 32 points per game this season to just 18 PPG for K-State. Since losing 38-31 at home to current unbeaten and No. 4 TCU as a 7-point home underdog, the Jayhawks have allowed 52, 35, 43 and 55 points to 4 of 5 other Big 12 opponents. Kansas has also allowed more than 300 rushing yards per game to their last four Big 12 foes. Kansas State has rushed for at least 220 yards seven times this season led by electrifying RB Deuce Vaughn (1,148 yards).

Kansas State is +50 yards per game while Kansas is -87 yards per game this season. But the Jayhawks still have the league's most efficient passing game, and are the best in the Big 12 at converting on third downs. The Jayhawks 27 TD passes tops the Big 12 despite playing most the past month without Jalon Daniels.

However, Kansas State is more complete with superior special teams and a +12 turnover margin that is among the best in college football. This is the highest total in a K-State game this season, and the stats suggest plenty of scoring.

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

Kansas vs Kansas State Betting Trends

- Kansas is 1-5 straight up (SU) in their last 6 games.
- Kansas is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games vs Kansas State.
- The total has gone Over in 5 of KU's last 5 road games.
- Kansas State is 9-3 SU and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games.

Kansas vs Kansas State Best Bet

Since Kansas State coach Chris Klieman took over in 2019, the Wildcats have beaten the Jayhawks three straight times by at least 25 points. This looks like another Wildcats win by margin as Kansas has really run out of gas since starting the season 5-0.

But rivalries still bring out another level of energy and effort, and Kansas QB Jalon Daniels returned last week for his first game since Oct. 8 when he suffered a shoulder injury against TCU. Second-year Kansas coach Lance Leipold has done a terrific job leading the Jayhawks resurrection, and he signed a long-term extension this week.

Kansas was without QB Daniels last month and a similar priced road underdog (+10.5) at both Baylor and Oklahoma when they were run over at the point of attack in 12 an 10 point losses. The Jayhawks road woes and defensive deficiencies with a league-worst 452 YPG allowed point to another higher-scoring game.

Bet: Over 62.5 Points (-110)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.