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College Football Betting Preview: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Nevada Wolfpack

September 16, 2023


The 2-0 Kansas Jayhawks travel to take on the 0-2 Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday night in week 3 of the college football season. 

Kansas enters this game with a record of 2-0 following wins at home by a score of 48-17 against the Missouri State Bears and a 34-23 win at home against the Illinois Fighting Illini while the Nevada Wolfpack enter this game with a record of 0-2 with a loss on the road against the USC Trojans by a score of 14-66 and a loss at home against the Idaho Vandals by a score of 6-33 in week 2. 

Will the Jayhawks improve to 3-0 on the season or will the Wolfpack get their first win of the season? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Kansas Jayhawks enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 34-23 win at home against the Illinois Fighting Illini while covering the 3.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Kansas scored 34 points while compiling 539 total yards offensively which included 277 passing yards and 262 rushing yards while allowing 341 total yards defensively which included 202 passing yards and 139 rushing yards. 

Jalon Daniels led the team in passing, completing 21 of 29 attempts for 277 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding 24 rushing yards. Devin Neal led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 47 yards. Lawrence Arnold led the team in receiving with five receptions for 89 yards.

Nevada enters this game with a record of 0-2 following a 6-33 loss at home against the Idaho Vandals while failing to cover the 5.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 2 of the college football season. The Wolfpack scored 6 points while compiling 260 total yards offensively which included 145 passing yards and 115 rushing yards while allowing 33 points and 460 total yards defensively which included 284 passing yards and 176 rushing yards. 

Brendon Lewis led the team in passing, completing 12 of 25 attempts for 102 yards and an interception while adding 41 rushing yards. Sean Dollars led the team in rushing with nine carries for 54 yards while adding two receptions for 12 yards. Jamaal Bell led the team in receiving, catching eight of 11 targets for 67 yards.

BookMaker has the Kansas Jayhawks listed as 28-point favorites on the road against the Nevada Wolfpack on Saturday night in week 3 of the college football season. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that these teams will play each other in college football. Kansas is 1-1 ATS overall and 1-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Nevada Wolfpack are 0-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 0-2 ATS as an underdog this season.

Kansas is the more talented team this season and has been the better team at covering the spread this season going 1-1 ATS overall and 1-1 ATS as a favorite while the Nevada Wolfpack are 0-2 ATS overall and 0-2 ATS as an underdog. I look for those trends to continue in this matchup which is why I am taking the Kansas Jayhawks -28 on the road against the Nevada Wolfpack in week 3 of the college football season on BookMaker. 

Spooky Express Pick: Kansas Jayhawks -28