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2023 NCAAF Handicapping Analysis: Week 9
(3-4) Houston Cougars vs. Kansas State Wildcats (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
NCAA Week 9 ATS Betting Lines: (BET NOW!) Houston +17 | Kansas State -17
Week 9 CFB Moneyline Odds: Houston +577 | Kansas State -958
College Football Betting Total: O/U 60.5
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Houston will be looking to rebound from a 31-24 loss to Texas in their most recent game. The Cougars fell behind early, trailing by -14 after the first quarter.
Having been the underdog in all of their games so far, Houston has an ATS mark of 3-2. Their scoring margin for the season is -2.4 (per game).
Houston has put together an over/under record of 2-3 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 60.1 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 56.1 points.
Houston Cougars Stats
The Cougars’ heads into the game, averaging 116.9 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 103rd in rushing yards and 103rd in passing yards at 291 yards per contest.
Houston is averaging 28.9 points per game, which is 53rd in the nation.
On defense, the Cougars defense has 12 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. So far, teams are scoring 31.3 points per game against them (112th). In terms of pass defense, they’re ranked 145th in the NCAA, allowing 260.1 passing yards per game.
Moreover, Houston’s run defense is allowing 159.4 rushing yards per contest.
Offensively, the Cougars went 4/13 on 3rd down vs. Texas and finished with 392 yards of offense.
In the passing game, they had three touchdowns and 378 yards. The Cougars did not score on any of their 19 rushing attempts and ended with 14 rushing yards.
Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State is coming off a 41-3 win over TCU. The Wildcats set the tone early in the game, leading by a score of 21-3 after the first quarter.
Against the spread, Kansas State has gone 4-2 this season. The Wildcats have been favored five times compared to one game as the underdog.
This season, Kansas State has posted an over/under record of 4-2 through seven games. On average their games have combined for 55 points.
Kansas State Wildcats Stats
The Wildcats’ heads into the game, averaging 235.7 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 6th in rushing yards and 6th in passing yards at 242 yards per contest.
Kansas State is averaging 36.9 points per game, which is 16th in the nation.
The Wildcats’ finished with 26 pass attempts vs. TCU, accumulating 244 yards and four scores. In the rushing game, they averaged 6.6 yards per carry and notched one rushing touchdown.
On defense, the Wildcats defense has 18 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. So far, teams are scoring 18.1 points per game against them (57th).
In terms of pass defense, they’re ranked 139th in the NCAA, allowing 254.3 passing yards per game. Moreover, Kansas State’s run defense is allowing 109.9 rushing yards per contest.
Houston Cougars vs. Kansas State Wildcats NCAA Football Betting Trends
- The Cougars are 3-2 in their last five games as an underdog.
- Conversely, the Wildcats are 3-2 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
- Also, the Cougars are 5-5 ATS in their last ten road games.
- On the other side, the Wildcats have gone 6-4 across their last ten home games.
- Over the Cougars’ last 3 road games, the over/under record is 2-1.
- The Wildcats’ have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last 3 games at home.
Houston vs. Kansas State Line Movement
4* Free Week 9 NCAA Betting Prediction: Houston +17
The Kansas State passing game has faced issues with turnovers. As the underdogs at away, my pick is Houston to cover the spread at +17.
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