Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) vs. Missouri Tigers (2-0)
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers 9/16/23 – Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) and Missouri Tigers (2-0), two unbeaten squads that have started off their seasons strong and are looking to build on their early success, will square off in an intriguing matchup on September 16th at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium at 12:00 PM ET with coverage from SECN.
Wildcat’s outstanding start is due primarily to DJ Giddens and RJ Garcia II. Giddens is Kansas State’s star running back, amassing 180 yards on just 27 carries at an exceptional average of 6.7 yards per carry; on the receiving side of things Garcia II has caught 8 passes for 150 yards with an impressive average catch distance of 18.8 yards per catch.
Cody Schrader and Luther Burden III have emerged as integral members of Missouri’s team, both possessing impressive statistics in terms of yards rushed per carry averaging an impressive 5.4 average across 41 carries for 222 total rushing yards at an impressive average 5.4 yards per carry average; Burden III, an outstanding wide receiver who recorded 213 receiving yards including one touchdown on 15 receptions with an average 14.2 receiving yardage per catch average.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium|
Will Howard QB vs. Brady Cook QB
Will Howard has exhibited an intriguing blend of skill and poise in his first two games. With 39 completions from 58 attempts, he has posted a respectable 67.2% completion rate. Howard’s 547 passing yards come with a high yards-per-pass-attempt of 9.4, and his 5 touchdown passes against just 2 interceptions equate to a passer rating of 168.
Brady Cook’s numbers are even more jaw-dropping. He has completed 31 of his 40 pass attempts, leading to an extraordinary 77.5% completion rate. Cook has amassed 376 passing yards, matching Howard’s 9.4 yards per pass attempt. His passer rating of 181.2 speaks to his efficiency and accuracy, and he has yet to throw an interception this season.
Despite being sack-prone with 5 total sacks, Cook’s precision and efficiency give him a slight edge over Howard. Both quarterbacks boast impressive yards-per-pass-attempt figures and passer ratings, but Cook’s better completion rate and lack of interceptions make him the more reliable of the two in crucial moments.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Kansas State Wildcats -190, Total Odds: 48.5
Kansas State comes in as the favorite with a -5 spread at -108 odds, while Missouri is a +5 underdog at -112 odds. The over/under total is set at 48.5 points.
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
Kansas State has been a reliable pick in recent history, boasting a 6-1 record both ATS and SU in their last 7 games. They’ve performed admirably against Missouri as well, with a 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 meetings and a 13-5 SU record in their last 18 games against the Tigers. Moreover, their 6-2 SU record in the last 8 road games suggests they travel well.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
Missouri, however, has had less success against the spread, with a disappointing 2-5 ATS in their last 7 outings. Their overall SU record is more promising at 4-1 in the last 5 games and an impressive 5-1 in their last 6 home games. When it comes to facing Big 12 opposition like Kansas State, the under has hit in their last 5 games, indicating a potential low-scoring affair.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Given the strong performances of both quarterbacks and the recent betting trends, taking Kansas State to cover the -5 spread seems like a reasonable pick in our free accurate sports picks. Their consistent ATS performance, coupled with their history against Missouri, suggests they have the edge. However, considering both teams’ offensive firepower, going with the OVER on the 48.5 total also appears to be a good bet. Kansas State’s offense, led by Will Howard, is likely to edge out Missouri’s in what promises to be a thrilling contest between two unbeaten teams.
Free Pick and Prediction: Kansas State Wildcats will win 31-24.