Kansas State Wildcats (6-2) vs. Texas Longhorns (7-1)
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns 11/4/23 – As Week 10 of the NCAAF season is upon us, the Kansas State Wildcats are set to face off against the formidable Texas Longhorns. Both teams have showcased impressive performances, making this matchup one of the best NCAAF tips this week.
The Wildcats, with a solid 6-2 record, are expected to lean heavily on DJ Giddens, their star running back, who has been prolific in rushing. Phillip Brooks, the wide receiver, with his ability to make significant plays, will also play a crucial role for Kansas State.
The Longhorns, on the other hand, carry a near-perfect 7-1 record into this matchup. The attention will undoubtedly be on Jonathon Brooks, a standout running back with incredible stats. Furthermore, Xavier Worthy, the wide receiver, is expected to provide some highlight-worthy moments, adding depth to the Longhorns’ offense.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns 11/4/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium|
Will Howard QB vs. Quinn Ewers QB
Will Howard is an invaluable part of Kansas State Wildcats offense and their offense as a whole. With 1628 passing yards acquired through 215 attempts, Will has demonstrated his power on the field. Howard has proven his abilities with an astounding completion rate of 63.7 percent and 14 touchdown passes to Kansas State; yet his seven interceptions remain an area of weakness for him. Under pressure, his style of play – reading defenses and making split-second decisions – will be essential. Yet the 53 yards lost due to sacks raised concerns over his mobility and ability to operate under tight defenses.
On the opposite side of the gridiron stands Texas Longhorns’ quarterback Quinn Ewers. Ewers has had an outstanding season, amassing an impressive 1915 passing yards across 213 attempts with an outstanding passer rating of 163.7 to become one of the cornerstones for Texas Longhorns’ offense. His 70.9% completion rate attests to his precision and ability to place the ball with precision, and while he has managed to throw 13 touchdowns with only three interceptions this season he remains concerned by how often he has been sacked this season. Texas’ offensive line and Ewers will likely come under scrutiny during this game as will his playstyle of quick releases and scanning the field efficiently to face Arizona’s defense.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Texas Longhorns -183, Total Odds: 50.5
Given the current odds, the Texas Longhorns are the clear favorites in this matchup. However, with a spread of just -4, the game is expected to be competitive. Bettors would do well to consider both teams’ recent performances, especially in high-pressure situations.
Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
Kansas State has been impressive against the spread lately, going 4-1 ATS in their last five games. Their overall record in recent games is also strong with a 4-1 SU in their last five. However, their history against Texas doesn’t bode well, having lost their last six matchups. When playing on the road against Texas, the total often goes under, as seen in 4 of their last 5 such games.
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Longhorns, in their recent form, have been impeccable with a 7-1 SU record in the last eight games. The total has gone under in 5 of Texas’ last 6 games, indicating a pattern that might continue. Their recent history against Kansas State is dominant, having won their last five home games against them.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Texas Longhorns 11/4/23 Betting Picks
The stage is set for what promises to be an epic encounter between these two teams. Given the recent trends and the impressive form of both teams, this game could go either way.
However, with Texas Longhorns playing at home and given their dominant history against the Wildcats, they seem to be the safer pick. That said, considering the tight spread, bettors looking for riskier propositions might lean towards Kansas State. For those looking for top exclusive handicappers, keeping an eye on the over/under might be a prudent choice, given the defensive prowess of both teams.
Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Longhorns 27, Kansas State Wildcats 20