Last Minute Odds and Picks on Kansas State vs. Bowling Green

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons College Football Betting Odds and Picks
  • by Matt Stevens
  • September 7th, 2019
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The Kansas State Wildcats are 24-point home favorites over the Bowling Green Falcons, as the USA betting sites spread goes for the Week 2 NCAA football game on September 7 at 11:00 am CT at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, KS.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons Odds from GTBets.eu

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bowling Green +25 (-110) 58½ (-110) +1375
Kansas State -25 (-110) 58½ (-110) -2400
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Betting Bowling Green Falcons

The Falcons defeated Morgan State 46-3 in their season opener as, per the best online sportsbooks, 24-point home faves. BGSU gained a whopping 620 total yards. Starting QB Darius Wade went 22 of 32 for 253 yards with three TDs. Bowling Green rushed for 320 yards with two TDs. On defense, the Falcons held Morgan State to a minuscule 24 yards passing and 46 yards rushing. Additionally, BGSU’s defense sacked opposing QB DJ Golatt four times.

Bowling Green is off to races and their mission is to prove everybody wrong. “Following three straight losing seasons and a newly installed coaching staff, even the most rosy [sic] projections have the Falcons ranking well into the 100s in the Bowl Subdivision, and outlets such as The Athletic (126th) and Athlon (125th) ranked BG among the very bottom rung of FBS teams,” the Toledo Blade reported the day prior to the season-opening game. The Morgan State Bears are no litmus test, but that’s no reason to hold back. No mercy for the weak. Or, in this case, the weaker.

And now for some USA betting sites trends. The Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games on the road. 1-6 ATS in their last seven playing a team with a winning record. Bowling Green State University is 2-12 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games. And 1-5 ATS in the last six following a straight-up win.

Betting Kansas State WildCats

The Wildcats went through Nicholls State 49-14. As 21.5-point home chalk, KSU easily covered the USA betting sites spread. Starting QB Skylar Thompson passed 16 of 22 for 212 with one TD. Running back James Gilbert accrued 115 yards on 18 carries with one TD. Four other running backs also scored once. That was a direct result of head coach Chris Klieman’s philosophy of rotating running backs. Which he perfected at North Dakota State. All told, Kansas State gained 361 yards on the ground. First-year coach Klieman has now turned his attention to the Falcons. And he may be the only one, as “K-State is not expecting a sellout crowd for Bowling Green,” Kansas.com reports.

I just found out Wildcats players are getting hammered. I didn’t know Kansas State was such a party school. Actually, they’re not getting hammered in the college frat sense of the word. “After every game, each of the seven team captains decides on a player they think personified different values throughout the week of practice or during the game. They give that player the sledgehammer with the corresponding value written on the side,” The Mercury.com wrote in what no doubt was a slow news day. Trust me, I know the feeling.

The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home. 4-1 ATS in their last five against a team with a winning record. KSU is 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. And 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus MAC schools.

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Bowling Green Falcons Game Prediction

It’s rather hard to pick between these two teams. I mean, does anyone really care about either? But if you were to put a gun to my head, I’d say take Bowling Green to cover. The Falcons’ defense may not be as good as Morgan State made it look. However, it did look pretty good. Good enough to stay within the 24 points, I guess.