Bovada.com has their preseason betting odds for college football and they predict the Kansas State Wildcats will win 7.5 games. Now I don’t necessarily understand gambling or how a team can win half a game, but let’s dig into this a bit.
Kansas State is coming off a 2013 season where they went 7-5 in the regular season. The team went on to win the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Michigan to up their win total to 8.
The Wildcats struggled early last season, but played very well down the stretch in Big 12 play, winning six out of their final 7 games.
KC Kingdom’s own Eddie Grier covered the fact that the Wildcats have four players on the All-Big 12 Team
Kansas State was ranked third in the preseason rankings released last week, only behind Oklahoma and Baylor. Bovada has Baylor winning 9.5 games and Oklahoma at 10.5. None of this is too surprising considering that Oklahoma and Baylor looked to be much better teams in 2013.
The Wildcats have a tough start to their 2014 season, as they’ll host Stephen F. Austin, travel to Iowa State, and then will host the Auburn Tigers (the SEC Champions from last year).
The schedule really doesn’t slow down from there with tough games against conference rivals including Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Baylor. The Big 12 games will be big challenges for the Wildcats and it’ll be interesting to see how well they play.
So what’s to make of all of this? Honestly, not too much. I wouldn’t stress about the “betting odds” if I were a Wildcat fan. They mainly go off of last year and the Wildcats will be coming in with a lot of experienced players ready to win some football games.
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