NCAA Football Preview (9/7) – Kansas vs Coastal Carolina
September 6 / Accuscore / SportsGrid
Coastal Carolina heads to Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS for a matchup with the Kansas Jayhawks in Week 2. Kansas, despite getting a win last week vs Indiana State, will look to have a more convincing performance at home this time around.
Let's take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Fred Payton had a solid Week 1 performance despite losing to Eastern Michigan as he finished with 304 yards for an offense that put up 23 points. Their defensive line came up short, but Payton's performance was a glimmer of hope despite the outcome.
The Jayhawks' offense needs a boost, and that's exactly what Pooka Williams will do for them. The running back was suspended for Week 1. He's projected to finish with 145 rushing yards on 19 carries, averaging 1.1 TDs per sim.
Betting on the Total:
Odds indicate there's about a 51 percent chance the total combined score gets to 54 points or higher. That happens in about 56 percent of simulations, suggesting some added value on the pick. The average combined score in sims is 56.6. Two-star (out of four) hot-trend pick.
Fred Payton is projected to finish with 246 passing yards on 19 completions for the visiting Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. He averages 1.9 TDs and 0.6 INTs per sim.
Carter Stanley is projected to finish with 256 passing yards on 24 completions for Kansas. He averages a similar 1.9 TDs and 0.7 INTs per sim.
Kansas to cover.
Coastal Carolina's offense showed up in Week 1, but their secondary reminded us why there's always the potential for the opposition to connect on big plays. We're looking at Kansas to pull away in the fourth quarter. Odds indicate there's a 52-to-53 percent chance for them to win by at least 9; that happens in 57.7 percent of simulations. Three-star (out of four) hot-trend pick.
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