The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats renew their in-state rivalry on Saturday. After dropping three straight Big 12 games, the Wildcats have turned things around over the past two weeks and are coming off of back-to-back wins against Texas Tech and TCU. Wildcats quarterback Skylar Thompson has bounced back from a season-ending injury in 2020 and a slow start in 2021 to throw for seven touchdowns and just two interceptions in his last four games.
Kickoff from Kivisto Field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is set for 12 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are favored by 24 points in the latest Kansas vs. Kansas State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 55.5. Before entering any Kansas State vs. Kansas picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 10 of the 2021 season on a 28-15 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
- Kansas vs. Kansas State spread: Kansas +24
- Kansas vs. Kansas State over-under: 55.5 points
- Kansas vs. Kansas State money line: KU +1100, KSU -2400
What you need to know about Kansas
Whatever momentum the Jayhawks might have taken from keeping No. 8 Oklahoma on the ropes for most of the game at home two weeks ago was squelched last week with a demoralizing 55-3 loss to Oklahoma State. Kansas was shutout after the first half by a count of 38-0.
For what it's worth, the Jayhawks have received some reasonable production on offense from freshman running back Devin Neal, who has averaged 4.4 yards per carry this season. Against the Sooners, he had 100 yards on 23 attempts, but last week against the Cowboys, he finished with just 25 yards on nine carries. Unfortunately, it's tough for Neal to keep up with KU's opponents on most weeks, as Kansas has the third-worst rushing defense in the nation, allowing more than 250 rushing yards per game.
What you need to know about Kansas State
Kansas State's last win was the straw that broke the camel's back at TCU. Following the Wildcats' 31-12 victory, the Horned Frogs parted ways with longtime head coach Gary Patterson. Running back Deuce Vaughn rushed for two touchdowns and 109 yards on 20 carries, and he's tied with Illinois' Chase Brown for 34th in the nation in rushing yards this season with 704. Vaughn is also the team's second-leading receiver with 351 yards, but he leads Kansas State in receptions (32).
After a big performance against the Sooners on Oct. 2, Thompson's passing totals haven't been eye-popping, but Kansas State has rarely had a big-time passing offense. Thompson didn't play against Kansas last season, but in his last meeting with the Jayhawks in 2019, he only threw 16 passes. He actually was a more effective runner in that game, and had 17 carries for 127 yards and three touchdowns.
How to make Kansas vs. Kansas State picks
The model has simulated Kansas vs. Kansas State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
Who wins Kansas vs. Kansas State? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks.
Source : https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/kansas-vs-kansas-state-odds-line-spread-2021-college-football-picks-week-10-predictions-from-proven-model/901