Kansas Jayhawks (2-0) vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (0-2)
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Nevada Wolf Pack 9/16/23 – Kansas Jayhawks have made an impressive 2-0 start this season and will face off against Nevada Wolf Pack, who have yet to capture a victory this campaign. This game is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2023, with kick-off at 10:30 PM ET at Mackay Stadium – you can follow all the action live via CBSSN.
Kansas has started the season off strongly thanks in no small part to Devin Neal’s impressive performances as running back, amassing an outstanding 214 yards on the ground at 9.3 yards per carry while scoring two touchdowns. Not to be overlooked either is Lawrence Arnold who has caught 9 passes for 166 yards but yet to reach paydirt; both standout players have played vital roles in Kansas’ impressive start to their campaign.
Nevada remains winless so far despite their individual contributions: Running back Sean Dollars has amassed 81 yards rushing and scored once, while wide receiver Jamaal Bell has amassed 188 yards on 16 receptions, scoring once. Unfortunately for Nevada, these individual contributions haven’t accumulated into an overall winning formula for them yet. If you’re looking for the free expert NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 10:30 PM ET|
Jalon Daniels QB vs. Brendon Lewis QB
Jalon Daniels has done admirably as quarterback of the Jayhawks this season, boasting an impressive 72.4% completion rate and 277 passing yards while maintaining an outstanding 168.5 passer rating despite being sacked twice. Daniels excels at making quick decisions under pressure and has demonstrated the ability to throw long passes, his longest being 48 yards. His ability and resilience will play a vital role in the outcome of this matchup. Daniels has demonstrated an ability to distribute the ball quickly among different receivers, which makes game planning more difficult for his opponents. Furthermore, his low sack rate highlights his quick reaction time in reading defensive setups quickly and releasing or pocketing the ball effectively.
In contrast, Nevada’s Brendon Lewis has had a somewhat lukewarm start, with a completion rate of 56.6% and a less-than-stellar passer rating of 98.2. His total passing yards stand at 286, but he has yet to register a passing touchdown this season. Lewis needs to step up his game if Nevada is to stand any chance against the Jayhawks. His ability to handle pressure and make smart decisions will be heavily scrutinized. So far, Lewis has struggled with accuracy on his long throws, which could prove detrimental if Nevada falls behind and needs quick scores. Additionally, he has been sacked four times already, pointing to some issues with either his pocket awareness or his offensive line’s ability to protect him.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Kansas Jayhawks -12519, Total Odds: 61.5
Considering the current form and odds, the Jayhawks are overwhelming favorites with a moneyline of -12519 and a point spread of -28. The total has been set at 61.5, and given both teams’ recent form, taking the over might be a viable option.
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
Kansas, despite their good start this season, has been inconsistent against the spread, with a 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. However, they’ve shown a tendency for high-scoring games, with the total going over in 5 of their last 6 games. Impressively, they have a 6-0 SU record for games played in September.
Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
Nevada’s betting trends are far from encouraging. They are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games and have a dismal 2-10 ATS record in their last 12 games. Particularly concerning is their home form, where they are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Nevada Wolf Pack 9/16/23 Betting Picks
Based on current form and betting trends, the Kansas Jayhawks appear to be the clear favorites. However, the large point spread of -28 may provide an opportunity for a contrarian bet on Nevada covering the spread, especially if they can put up a better defensive performance than they have thus far. For those looking to bet the total, given both teams’ tendency for high-scoring games, taking the over on 61.5 seems like a reasonable gamble. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Kansas 42, Nevada 17.