Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas State Wildcats vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: McLane Stadium in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Bears (-3.5)
The Baylor Bears (6-3) will compete against the Kansas State Wildcats (6-3) at McLane Stadium on Saturday. Baylor opens this game as 3.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 53.
The Kansas State Wildcats head into this matchup 6-3 for this season. In their last game, the Wildcats faced the Texas Longhorns and went home with a loss by a final score of 34-27. Adrian Martinez finished 24/36 with 329 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 156.2 and ended the game with 1 interception. Deuce Vaughn was the best rusher for the Wildcats with 19 carries for 73 yards (3.8 yds per carry). In the game, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 468 yds. The Kansas State Wildcats ended up running the ball 35 times and totaled 139 yards, which is an average of 4.0 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Wildcats conceded 269 yds on 40 tries, which averages out to 6.7 yards per rush surrendered. Kansas State gave up 18 pass completions on 31 tries for 197 yds, and a completion rate of 58.1%.
The Wildcats have earned 3,773 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Kansas State has amassed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 20 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 7 times. Kansas State has 172 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 51 penalties for 414 yds. As a team they're averaging 218.1 yards on the ground which is 15th in college football. When it comes to scoring, the Kansas State Wildcats have an average of 30.6 PPG.
When talking about passing yardage, the Wildcats have conceded 1,970 yards which puts them in 56th in the nation. They are giving up 218.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.2%. For the year, they have relinquished 367.2 yards/game which has them ranked 57th in the nation. They have relinquished 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 7 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 4.1 yards per rush on the ground and 148.3 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,335 running yards through 9 games. The Wildcats rank 19th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 19.1 points per game.
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The Bears step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 for this season. For their last game, the Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 38-35 against the Oklahoma Sooners. Blake Shapen walked away from the contest with 132 yds on 14/23 through the air while his QB rating was 100.4. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.7. Craig Williams carried the football 25 times for 192 yds, ending the game with 7.7 yards per carry for Baylor. Baylor rushed the ball for 5.9 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 281 yds on 48 carries. The Bears finished the contest with a total of 413 yds while running 71 plays (5.8 yards per play). The Bears secondary gave up a completion percentage of 64.7%, surrendering 261 yards on 22 out of 34 passing. Baylor surrendered 45 run attempts for 238 yards (5.3 yards per rush).
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Bears rank 14th in the country by tallying 38.3 PPG. During the season thus far, the Bears currently sit at 2,170 passing yards along with holding an average of 241.1 passing yards per contest, putting them at 63rd in the nation. The Baylor Bears have an average of 451.4 yards/game, which has them sitting 26th in college football. The Baylor offense has compiled 440 yds of penalties on 47 infractions, which ranks 100th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
Baylor has surrendered a total of 1,144 yards rushing (127.1 yards per game) as well as 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have allowed 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 227.9 yards per game, ranking them 65th in D-1. The Bears defense has taken the field for 618 plays, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Bears are relinquishing 24.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 54th in the country. This season, they have allowed 221 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Bears college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bears -3.5
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