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College Football Betting Preview: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers

September 16, 2023


The #15-ranked and 2-0 Kansas State Wildcats travel to take on the 2-0 Missouri Tigers on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. 

Kansas State enters this game with a record of 2-0 following wins at home against the SE Missouri Redhawks in week 1 by a score of 45-0 and a 42-13 win at home against the Troy Trojans in week 2 while the Missouri Tigers are 2-0 with wins at home against the South Dakota Coyotes by a score of 35-10 and at home against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders by a score of 23-19. 

Which team will remain undefeated following a win in this matchup on Saturday afternoon? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season. 

The Kansas State Wildcats enter this game ranked 15th in the AP Poll and 15th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 2-0 following a 42-13 win at home against the Troy Trojans while covering the 15-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Kansas State scored 42 points while compiling 397 total yards offensively which included 250 passing yards and 147 rushing yards while allowing 13 points and 286 total yards defensively which included 216 passing yards and 70 rushing yards. 

Will Howard led the team in passing, completing 21 of 32 attempts for 250 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while adding 33 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Treshaun Ward led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 58 yards while adding two receptions for 11 yards and a touchdown. Phillip Brooks led the team in receiving with seven receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.

Missouri enters this game with a record of 2-0 following a 23-19 win at home against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders while failing to cover the 21-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. The Tigers scored 23 points while compiling a total of 353 total yards offensively which included 212 passing yards and 141 rushing yards while allowing 19 points and 287 total yards defensively which included 211 passing yards and 76 rushing yards. 

Brady Cook led the team in passing, completing 14 of 19 attempts for 204 yards and two touchdowns while adding a rushing touchdown. Cody Schrader led the team in rushing with 23 carries for 83 yards. Luther Burden III led the team in receiving, catching eight of ten targets for 117 yards. 

BookMaker has the Kansas State Wildcats listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. The teams have split the last ten games in the series while the Wildcats have won two of the last three games while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games. Kansas State is 2-0 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS as a favorite while the Missouri Tigers are 0-2 ATS overall and 0-2 ATS at home this season.

Kansas State is the better team this season and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Wildcats are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. I look for those trends to continue in this matchup which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Kansas State Wildcats -3 on the road against the Missouri Tigers in week 3 of the college football season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Kansas State Wildcats -3