Auburn Tigers at Kansas State Wildcats 9/18/14 College Football Pick and Odds
Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) vs. Auburn Tigers (2-0)
College Football: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Snyder Family Stadium)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +9.5 -- Over/Under: 65 See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and the Kansas State Wildcats face off on Thursday Night in a Big 12 vs. SEC college football matchup.
The Auburn Tigers flew under the radar last season all the way to the national Title game and thus far this season they appear to have the same high powered offense that took them there. Nick Marshall is back at QB and Cameron Artis-Payne takes over in the backfield. Passing isn’t a huge part of Gus Malzahn’s offense but it looks like Sammie Coates is good to go for this one and D’haquille Williams has 13 catches already this season. Quan Bray also has talent and is one of the more dangerous return men out there. Last week Auburn’s defense looked solid against the run but slightly less solid against the pass along a long pass play early. This should provide a stiff test for the Tigers to see just how ready they are with the SEC schedule ahead.
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The Kansas State Wildcats never seem to get a ton of respect but with Bill Snyder at the helm this team has been successful over the years. Last time out for KSU it wasn’t pretty against Iowa State as they rallied from a 28-13 deficit to get the win. Kansas State QB Jake Waters looks like what has been typical for a Snyder coached QB effectively running and selectively throwing in an offense that almost makes him a running back who has the option to throw. When Waters isn’t carrying the ball it is Charles Jones who found the endzone twice against ISU. Tyler Lockett as seven catches and a TD thus far coming off of a an 81 reception campaign a year ago. The Kansas State defense will be tested but most of the damage done in their last game was through the air.
Auburn is 10-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 5-0 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 13-3 against the spread following a win. Kansas State is 18-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-7 against the spread following a win, and 4-0 against the spread following a bye week.
We have two of the better coaches in college football facing off and two offenses that when they are rolling are just hard to stop. The total in this one opened at a whopping 70 and has moved all the way down to 65 ut I can still see it going over that number though I will say that pick is really just a lean. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area and on the app.
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