Missouri vs. Kansas State Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 2

Sep 3, 2022; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Adrian Martinez (9) takes the
Sep 3, 2022; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Adrian Martinez (9) takes the / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of Power 5 teams meet in the 'Little Apple' on Saturday afternoon.

Kansas State and Missouri each won their opening games in convincing fashion, and now meet in a measuring stick meeting for both teams. How should we handicap the new look Wildcats with Adrian Martinez under center?

We have all the information you need for this one, starting with the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook:

Missouri vs. Kansas State Odds, Spread and Total


  • Missouri: +8.5 (-110)
  • Kansas State: -8.5 (-110)


  • Missouri: +265
  • Kansas State: -350


  • 55 (Over -110/Under -110)

Missouri vs. Kansas State Betting Trends

  • Kansas State is 24-13 against the spread (ATS) under Chris Klieman
  • Kansas State is 7-2 straight up (SU) in non conference play under Klieman
  • Missouri is 9-14 ATS since Eliah Drinkwitz took over in 2020

Missouri vs. Kansas State Prediction and Pick

I'm bullish on the Wildcats this season, so I see them as a worthy favorite over a touchdown, but I'm looking at the total.

I am going to go over in this game after Missouri showed they were able to move the ball against Louisiana Tech. They scored 52 points in Week 1, and while this is a big jump in competition, I still think this offense can put together successful drives. The team had nine drives past the La. Tech 40-yard-line and, if they are capable of doing that again, I think they are capable of pushing 24 points.

Meanwhile, this should be the coming out party for the new look Wildcats under Martinez. K-State cruised to a 34-0 win against South Dakota and will now get to face an SEC defense, but I'm bullish on what they could do. The Tigers defense has struggled on Drinkwitz, especially in losing efforts. In each loss last season, the Tigers allowed 34 or more points.

This total is indicating a relatively average scoring game, but I think there can be plenty of opportunities for both offenses to score, especially Kansas State as favorites. I lean towards the over at this number.


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