AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas hosts the Kansas State Wildcats (0-0) against the Stanford Cardinal (0-0). The Cardinal (on the moneyline to win) will match up with the Wildcats ( ) on September 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET on FS1. The game’s over/under is currently listed at .
In this article we break down what you need to know before making a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats, plus the best available odds.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 24, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Kansas State Vs. Stanford Betting Odds
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Kansas State Offense Vs. Stanford Defense (2020)
|Kansas State Offense||Stats (Rank)||Stanford Defense|
|26.6 (81)||Points/Gm||31.7 (77)|
|338.4 (106)||Yards/Gm||438.7 (93)|
|185.7 (107)||Pass Yards/Gm||216.7 (44)|
|152.7 (77)||Rush Yards/Gm||222.0 (111)|
|7.5 (56)||Yards/Pass||8.3 (107)|
|4.3 (66)||Yards/Rush||5.5 (115)|
|33.1% (108)||3rd Down %||51.3% (124)|
|15 (84)||Turnovers||7 (102)|
|14 (37)||Sacks||9 (108)|
Stanford Offense Vs. Kansas State Defense (2020)
|Stanford Offense||Stats (Rank)||Kansas State Defense|
|29.3 (56)||Points/Gm||32.2 (84)|
|420.2 (45)||Yards/Gm||444.7 (97)|
|286.7 (22)||Pass Yards/Gm||267.5 (109)|
|133.5 (93)||Rush Yards/Gm||177.2 (78)|
|7.8 (46)||Yards/Pass||7.6 (78)|
|4.0 (77)||Yards/Rush||4.7 (85)|
|48.2% (13)||3rd Down %||39.9% (59)|
|5 (8)||Turnovers||12 (68)|
|10 (17)||Sacks||28 (20)|
When Kansas State Has The Ball
- The Cardinal’s defense compiled nine sacks last season (20th-fewest in FBS). The Wildcats gave up 14 sacks to rank 37th in college football.
- Kansas State averaged 185.7 passing yards per game last year (107th in the FBS). It will be up against takes on the Cardinal’s defense that ranked 44th a season ago, giving up 216.7 yards per game through the air.
- The Wildcats were 56th in the FBS at 7.5 yards per pass attempt last season. The Cardinal allowed 8.3 yards per passing play (107th).
- Kansas State averaged 4.3 yards per rushing attempt last year (66th in the FBS), and Stanford gave up 5.5 per carry (115th in college football).
When Stanford Has The Ball
- The Cardinal averaged 286.7 passing yards per game last season, 22nd in the FBS. They’ll face a Wildcats pass defense that struggled, allowing 267.5 per game and ranked 109th.
- Kansas State ranked 68th in college football with 12 turnovers forced last year, while Stanford committed five (eighth).
- The Cardinal had the 45th-ranked offense in the FBS in yards per game last season (420.2). They will be up against a Wildcats defense that was ranked 97th, giving up 444.7 yards per game.
- Kansas State allowed third-down conversions on 39.9% of its opponents’ attempts a season ago (59th in the FBS). Stanford had a 48.2% third-down conversion rate, which ranked 13th in college football.
Kansas State Betting Trends And Insights
- Kansas State compiled a 6-4-0 ATS record last year.
- The Wildcats were favored by 2.5 points or more two times last season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
- Kansas State’s games went over the point total six out of 10 times last season.
- In five of 10 games last season, Kansas State and its opponents scored more than 53 points.
- The Wildcats were the moneyline favorite just one time last season, a game they lost.
Stanford Betting Trends And Insights
- Stanford compiled a 3-3-0 record against the spread last season.
- The Cardinal covered the spread twice last season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
- Stanford’s games went over the point total three out of six times last season.
- Kansas State’s 10 games last season went over this contest’s total of 53 points five times.
- The Cardinal won two of the three games they played as underdogs last season.
Kansas State Players To Watch
- Will Howard collected 1,178 passing yards (130.9 yards per game) with a 53.6% completion percentage last year (90-of-168), while throwing eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also tacked on 364 rushing yards on 78 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 40.4 yards per game.
- A season ago, Deuce Vaughn churned out 652 rushing yards (65.2 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns. He tacked on 25 catches for 434 yards (43.4 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
- Briley Moore also contributed with 22 catches for 338 yards and three touchdowns last year. He averaged 37.6 receiving yards per game.
- Chabastin Taylor racked up 293 yards on 19 catches with one touchdown last year, averaging 36.6 yards per game.
Stanford Players To Watch
- Last year Davis Mills collected 1,504 passing yards (300.8 yards per game) while going 128-for-194 (66% completion percentage) and throwing seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
- Austin Jones ran for 550 yards on 126 attempts (91.7 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 24.8 receiving yards per game, grabbing 21 passes for 149 yards.
- Last year Nathaniel Peat rushed for 204 yards on 29 carries (34.0 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
- Last season Simi Fehoko hauled in 37 passes for 584 yards (97.3 yards per game) with three touchdowns.
- Brycen Tremayne contributed with 265 yards on 14 grabs. He averaged 53.0 receiving yards per game last year.
- Michael Wilson caught 19 passes for 261 yards and one touchdown last year, averaging 65.3 yards per game.
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