Troy Trojans vs. Kansas State Wildcats 9-9-23 NCAAF Prediction, Analysis, and Odds

Troy Trojans vs. Kansas State Wildcats 9/9/23 – The Troy Trojans and the Kansas State Wildcats are both off to winning starts this season, setting the stage for what promises to be an exhilarating match-up. The game is scheduled for September 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM ET, taking place at the Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The game will be televised on FS1. For those looking for the best college football picks, this game offers plenty to consider.

Troy Trojans vs. Kansas State Wildcats

Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

Location: Bill Snyder Family Stadium


Troy Trojans vs. Kansas State Wildcats 9/9/23 Betting Odds

Troy+550+15.5 (-110)50 over (-110)
Kansas State-750-15.5 (-110)50 under (-110)

Troy Trojans Analysis

Troy comes into this game with an unblemished 1-0 record. Gunnar Watson, the Trojans’ starting quarterback, has shown remarkable accuracy and vision in his last outing, completing 14 of 22 attempts for 198 yards. Watson’s impressive 190.1 passer rating underscores his ability to make the right throws. Even more eye-catching is the performance of running back Kimani Vidal, who racked up a whopping 248 rushing yards in his last game. With 9.9 yards per rush attempt and a long rush of 59 yards, Vidal is undoubtedly a home run threat whenever he touches the ball. Wide receiver Peyton Higgins might have had only one reception in the last game, but it was a substantial 32-yard catch, indicating that he can stretch the field when given the chance.

Kansas State Wildcats Analysis

On the other side, Kansas State’s offense is equally if not more formidable. Their quarterback, Will Howard, threw for 297 yards, completing 18 of 26 passes in the last game. Howard’s passing is both accurate and efficient, as evidenced by his 69.2% completion rate and a 182.9 passer rating. Complementing Howard’s air assault is DJ Giddens, who provides a balanced attack on the ground. Giddens had 128 rushing yards in the last game and averaged 8.5 yards per carry. RJ Garcia II, the Wildcats’ top receiver, is another crucial cog in their offensive wheel. With five receptions totaling 119 yards, Garcia is a constant deep threat, as indicated by his longest reception of 44 yards and an average of 23.8 yards per catch.

Troy Trojans vs. Kansas State Wildcats Against the Spread

For those interested in the wagering angle, both teams show significant betting trends. Troy has been a good pick against the spread (ATS), going 4-1 in their last five games. Moreover, their games tend to be high-scoring affairs, as the total has gone OVER in four of Troy’s last five games. On the road, Troy has been particularly impressive, going 6-0 ATS in their last six road games.

Kansas State, on the other hand, has an equally compelling ATS record, boasting a 5-1 ATS in their last six games. When playing at home, they’re 4-1 ATS and have an impressive 11-2 straight-up (SU) record against opponents from the Sun Belt Conference, which should give bettors pause when considering Troy.

Troy Trojans vs. Kansas State Wildcats Free Pick

After carefully considering all of the variables, such as crucial player performances, betting odds, and recent trends, here are my revised selections for this showdown:

Moneyline: Kansas State -750. 

Given Kansas State’s impressive home advantage and track record against Sun Belt opponents, they are the more secure choice for an easy win.

Spread: Troy +15.5 (-110)

Though Kansas State is considered a dominant program, Troy Trojans have shown they can put up an excellent fight on the road. We are taking Troy at +5.5 as they have proven they can keep games relatively close.

Total: 50 over (-110)

As both teams possess offenses capable of scoring large numbers, and both possess trends suggesting a high-scoring game, my prediction for this matchup is to surpass 50 points.

Prediction: 24-35  Kansas State Wildcats win

Kansas State appears to be favored at home, and Troy may present more challenges; nevertheless, any gambler looking for profitable opportunities should watch this match-up closely as either side can flex their muscles. Kansas State may enjoy home advantage, but Troy should not be underestimated; those interested in sports betting in Canada or elsewhere could find this game particularly exciting and profitable.