Kansas vs. BYU: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Kansas Jayhawks (3-0) will meet their Big 12-rival, the BYU Cougars (3-0) in a matchup on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks are notable favorites in this one, with the spread posted at 9 points. The over/under is set at 55.5 in the contest.

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Kansas vs. BYU Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Kansas -9 -110 -110 55.5 -112 -108

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Kansas vs BYU
ATS Total Score prediction
BYU (+9) Over (55.5) Kansas 33 BYU 30

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Kansas BYU
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 37.7 (43) 31.0 (69)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 21.3 (55) 15.7 (28)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 4 (60) 2 (12)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 4 (65) 7 (12)

Kansas vs. BYU Betting Insights

Kansas Stats and Trends

  • Kansas has covered once in three matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Jayhawks have not covered the spread when favored by 9 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • Games featuring Kansas have hit the over once this season.
  • The Jayhawks and their opponents have scored a combined total of more than 55.5 points twice this season (over three games).
  • KU has an average total of 58.5 in their contests this year, 3.0 more points than this game’s over/under.

BYU Stats and Trends

  • BYU has a record of 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
  • This year, games featuring BYU have hit the over twice.
  • The Cougs and their opponents have scored more than 55.5 combined points twice this season.
  • BYU’s contests this season have a 47.0-point average over/under, 8.5 fewer points than this game’s point total.

Kansas Players to Watch

  • Jalon Daniels has thrown for 575 yards while completing 75% of his passes (42-of-56), with two touchdowns and one interception this year (287.5 yards per game).
  • Devin Neal has picked up a team-high 303 rushing yards (101.0 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns. He has tacked on eight catches for 131 yards (43.7 receiving yards per game) with one receiving touchdown.
  • So far this year Daniel Hishaw Jr. has rushed for 175 yards on 25 carries (58.3 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Lawrence Arnold has grabbed 14 passes for a team-best 212 yards. He averages 70.7 yards per game.
  • Luke Grimm’s stat line this year shows 11 catches for 157 yards and one touchdown. He averages 52.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Quentin Skinner has 151 receiving yards on 10 receptions, averaging 50.3 yards per game.

BYU Players to Watch

  • Kedon Slovis has thrown for 660 yards while completing 61.1% of his passes (55-of-90), with six touchdowns and one interception this year (220.0 yards per game).
  • LJ Martin has racked up a team-best 195 rushing yards (65.0 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • So far this year Aidan Robbins has run for 29 yards on 10 carries (14.5 ypg).
  • Isaac Rex has reeled in 10 passes for a team-high 184 yards with one touchdown. He averages 61.3 yards per game.
  • Chase Roberts has hauled in 13 catches for 138 yards (46.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • This season Darius Lassiter has caught nine passes for 116 yards and one touchdown, averaging 58.0 receiving yards per game.

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