Barking Dog: Kansas Jayhawks vs Houston Cougars Bet
Kansas Jayhawks vs Houston Cougars
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Location: TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
Point Spread: KU +10/Hou -10 (Everygame - 100% from the web’s oldest and most trusted sportsbook when you use bonus code PREDICTEM on their special offers page AFTER you deposit!)
Money Line: Jayhawks +275/Cougars -358
This year, Jayhawks have an overall record of 2-0. In addition, they have also played well in
the Big 12, going 1-0. Kansas finished the season by winning just 1 time on the road, going 1-5.
Over their last 3 road games, they went 3-0-0 vs the spread.
In their previous game, the Jayhawks picked up a 55-42 road win over West Virginia. This was
an impressive victory as they were also the 13.5-point underdogs. In the win, Kansas completed
62.1% of their 29 passes, 3 of which resulted in touchdowns. The team ended the game with 4
rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 200 yards on the ground.
The team’s leading quarterback is Jalon Daniels, who comes into the game with a passer rating
of 116.27. Heading into this week’s game, he has a total of 408 passing yards. Quentin Skinner
leads the team’s receiving corps with 4 catches for a total of 106 yards. The top option in the
run game for the team is Devin Neal, who has carried the ball 14 times for a total of 150
So far, the Cougars have an overall record of 1-1 and have not played a game in the American
Athletic. Last year, the Cougars were an above .500 team at home, going 5-1. Across their last 3
home games, they had an ATS record of 2-1-0.
Houston is coming off a 3-point loss to Texas Tech by a score of 33-30. The Cougars entered
the game as 3.5-point home underdogs, making this an ATS loss. The team finished the game
throwing for 1 touchdown pass. Overall, the Cougars had 266 passing yards on a completion
percentage of 51.3%. On the ground, the team ended with 1 rushing touchdown while averaging 3.0
yards per carry for a total of 88 yards.
Heading into the matchup, Clayton Tune has an overall passer rating of 91.99 on a total of 472
yards. Thus far, he has thrown for 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Wide receiver Nathaniel Dell,
has come up with the most production for the team, with a total of 170 receiving yards. In the
run game, Brandon Campbell has accumulated 129 on 31 attempts to lead the team.
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Over their last 10 games, the Jayhawks have struggled both straight up (3-7-0) as well as vs
the spread, going 6-4-0. The team averaged 28.1 points in these games while allowing 39.8. Their
last 10 over-under record is 6-4-0.
Against the spread, Houston have gone 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. Over this same period,
their straight-up record is 8-2-0. On offense, the team averaged 34.6 points per game while
allowing 25.7. Their over-under mark (last 10) is 5-4-1.
KEY STATS AND ANALYSIS
So far, the Jayhawks are averaging 55.5 points per game on offense, which is good for 1st most
in college football.
This season, Kansas has struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just 212.0
passing yards per game. This week, the Jayhawks will be facing a Houston defense that is ranked
178th in pass yards allowed per game. So far, they are averaging 212.0 yards per game when facing
defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.
So far, the Kansas offense is 12th in yards per game, despite handing the ball off an average
of 33.0 times per contest (90th). This week, the Jayhawks will be facing a Houston defense ranked
46th in rush yards allowed per game. So far, they have not faced a defense ranked inside the top
50 rush defense.
Heading into the game, the Jayhawks will hope for some improved play from their defense, as
they are currently 80th at 26.0 points per game allowed.
Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cougars will look to improve their offensive output, as
they are ranked just 65th in the NCAA in points scored.
This season, the Cougars have struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just 236.0
passing yards per game. This week, the Cougars will be facing a Kansas defense that is ranked
184th in pass yards allowed per game. This year, they are averaging 236.0 yards per game when
facing defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.
So far, the Houston offense is averaging just 114.0 yards per game on the ground. This
production has come on an average of 36.5 rush attempts per game (66th). This week, the Cougars
will be facing a Kansas defense that is ranked 86th in rush yards allowed per game. So far, they are averaging 114.0 yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.
Heading into the game, the Cougars will hope for some improved play from their defense, as
they are currently 107th at 34.0 points per game allowed.
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