2019 Kansas State Wildcats College Football Odds and Expert Betting Picks
2018 Record: 5-7
2019 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 5.5
2019 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
I will start this Kansas State preview the same way I start most Kansas State previews. By pointing out that Bill Snyder is a goddamn national treasure.
Unfortunately, Snyder has moved on, finally retiring last season. The man is truly one of the greatest college football coaches in the sport's history. And he was one of the best underdog coaches in North American sports history. The guy was a moneymaker.
Let's check the numbers:
Kansas State is 37-15 ATS as a home underdog the last 10 years (3-1 last year).
The Wildcats are 10-3 ATS as a road underdog the last three years (3-2 last year).
Kansas State is 18-8 ATS as an underdog the last four years overall.
The Wildcats are 75-51 ATS over the last 10 years, and they haven't had back-to-back losing ATS seasons in over 20 years!
Again, Snyder was a human ATM machine for bettors. And he will be missed.
Chris Klieman, who won four FCS championships at North Dakota State from 2014-2018, will replace Snyder. Klieman is making a step up to D-I, but he has a similar run-oriented, physical style to the one that Snyder had in Manhattan.
Expectations here are low. But Klieman doesn't inherit a bare cupboard. The Wildcats have eight starters back from one of the better defenses in the Big 12. They have 14 senior starters - up from just five last year - and this is one of the most experienced squads in the league heading into the season.
Kansas State does have to replace a lot of productions at the skill positions. Four of their top five rushers and four of the top six receivers are no longer with the program. Quarterback Skylar Thompson, who was uninspiring, is the lone skill player back in the fold.
Last year the Wildcats missed out on a bowl game in the final week of the season, losing at Iowa State 42-38 as a 13-point underdog. Those bowl practices would have been nice. Regardless, I still think that this team has an opportunity to be better than people think. And I don't expect them to miss out on a bowl game two years in a row.
I have Kansas State starting the season 3-2, with losses at Mississippi State and at Oklahoma State. I'll also pencil in losses to Oklahoma and at Texas. However, after that, there isn't a game that I don't think the Wildcats will be competitive in. TCU, WVU and Iowa State (in a major revenge situation) all come to Manhattan. The Wildcats play rival Kansas on the road and should beat them, and a game on the road against rebuilding Texas Tech isn't daunting.
Maybe it is just muscle memory from always knowing that Snyder would have this team performing above its expectations. But I still like this team. I think they will win six or seven games, and I definitely like them to go 'over' here.
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