Kansas State Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers Betting Preview

09 / 15 / 2023 By Ally Mielnicki

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Bettors in Tennessee will have another exciting betting opportunity in college football soon. The 15th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) face off against the Missouri Tigers (2-0) in an eagerly anticipated rematch from last year.

When: September 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

Where: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri

Watch: SECN

Kansas State Wildcats Preview

The Wildcats have been brilliant in their last two games, but against weaker teams. They are coming off of a victory against the Troy Trojans, which was a 42-13 blowout.

They are consistently achieving an impressive average of 492.5 total yards per game, with 305 of those yards attributed to their passing game. On the defensive side, they are allowing just 256.5 total yards, of which 218.5 come from passing plays. This remarkable balance showcases their dominance.

Currently, the Wildcats are putting up an average of 43.5 points per game while only conceding 6.5. However, this margin is expected to tighten when they face the Tigers, who are arguably stronger than their previous opponents.

In the previous season, the Wildcats thrived in the Big 12, finishing second in the division with a notable 10-4 record. Their away game performance was particularly impressive, boasting a 4-1 record, a testament to the excellent preparation by the coaching staff.

Missouri Tigers Preview

The Tigers are also undefeated through two games this season. They are returning back home after a dangerously close 23-19 victory against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

To date, their offensive performance stands at an average of 376.5 total yards per game, with 215 of those yards attributed to passing plays. Conversely, they have been stout on defense, conceding just 239.5 total yards per game, with their opponents predominantly relying on passing plays to gain 181 yards. This ratio appears promising, yet it is essential for both aspects of their game to shine if they aspire to defeat the Wildcats.

Thus far, they have been scoring an impressive 29 points per game while allowing a mere 14.5 points to their opponents. Despite their formidable defense, their upcoming clash with the Wildcats presents their most formidable challenge yet.

The Tigers concluded the previous season in the SEC East with a 6-7 record, a mark they aim to surpass this year. A victory in this encounter would solidify their position as a dominant force within the conference.

Betting Odds

If you are considering betting on this matchup, check out ZenSports’ sportsbook. The odds for this game reveal that the Wildcats could win by a favorable amount, boasting a reasonable chance of success. The prevailing market data hints at a 68.6 percent likelihood of their triumph on the road.

Missouri Tigers: +165

Spread: +4 (-110)

Kansas State Wildcats: -190

Spread: -4 (-110)

Totals: Over 48.5 (-110), Under 48.5 (-110)

Last year’s meeting between these two teams showed the Wildcats leaving the Tigers in the dust, 40-12. The Tigers should make this a competitive matchup and both teams have made improvements upon last season.

Photo Credit: © Abigail Landwehr/For the Tribune / USA TODAY NETWORK

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