West Virginia vs Kansas State NCAA Football Parlay 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Bill Snyder Family Stadium is the site where Skylar Thompson and the Kansas State Wildcats will play the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. Kansas State opens this game as 13.5-point favorites. The Mountaineers are 3-5-1 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Wildcats are 3-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the West Virginia Mountaineers went up against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and lost 38-17. Leddie Brown paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 16 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 2.7 yards per carry. Sam James was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 223 yards on 14 catches. He had an average of 15.9 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Mountaineers was Austin Kendall who went 26/43 with 355 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 2 interceptions during the game. The Mountaineers ran the football 18 times and earned a total of 51 yards which had them averaging 2.8 yards per run. On the day, they ran 79 plays for 549 yards. On the day, the Mountaineers had a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 25 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. When discussing the defense, West Virginia conceded 24 catches on 34 attempts totaling 354 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.6%. On the ground, the Mountaineers conceded 127 yards on 42 attempts which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up 481 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Mountaineers head into this game 3-6 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 21.1 points per game, ranking them 110th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 75.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 10th in the Big 12. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 10th in the Big 12 and 111th in the country with 2,967 yards. The Mountaineers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 32.1 points per contest putting them 9th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Mountaineers have allowed 2,285 yards. Teams are completing 64.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.4 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards on the ground, West Virginia is allowing 173 yards per contest ranking them 9th in the Big 12 and 81st in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per carry putting them 4th in the conference and 51st in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 1,557 yards rushing through 9 games.
In their last outing, the Kansas State Wildcats played the Texas Longhorns and were beaten 27-24. Leading the way at QB for the Wildcats was Skylar Thompson who went 17/27 with 253 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Tyler Burns led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 7 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 26 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he averaged 3.3 yards per run. Malik Knowles led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 94 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 31.3 yards per reception during the game. The Wildcats ran the ball a total of 26 times and racked up 51 yards giving them an average of 2.0 yards per run. For the contest, the Wildcats earned a total of 17 first downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 20 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they totaled 53 plays which added up to 304 yards. When discussing the defense, Kansas State allowed 22 completions on 29 attempts for a total of 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.9%. On the ground, the Wildcats allowed 214 yards on 36 runs which gave them an average of 5.9 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed 477 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
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The Wildcats head into this matchup 6-3. Kansas State has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 200.8 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 34th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,807 rushing yards through 9 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Wildcats average 381.4 yards per game overall putting them 85th in Division 1 and 9th in the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats are allowing 21.1 points per game ranking them 2nd in the conference and 32nd in D-1. When talking about points given up, they have given up 190 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 172 yards per contest ranking them 79th in the nation and 8th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,548 rushing yards and 16.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the country. They are allowing 194.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Wildcats sit in 1st in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Wildcats -13.5 and over the total points
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