Betting On The 2022 Texas Bowl: Kansas State Vs. LSU

  • The Kansas State Wildcats have -280 odds to beat the LSU Tigers.
  • Kansas State has -115 odds to cover a 7-point spread against LSU.

HOUSTON – The 2022 Texas Bowl will feature a matchup between the Kansas State Wildcats and the LSU Tigers. The game is set to take place on Tuesday and 9 p.m. EST from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

2022 Texas Bowl Odds

  • Kansas State -280
  • LSU +230
  • Spread: Kansas State -7
  • Total: O/U 47

Online betting sites are in favor of Kansas State after the above-average season they had. Kansas State went 7-5 this season while LSU has gone 6-6. Also, LSU has had a rough go around recently with just 39 scholarship players suiting up for the bowl game.

They are also still with interim head coach, Brad Davis, after Ed Oregon parted ways with the program.

Included in the 39 scholarship players that are playing, 20 of them are offensive players while 19 are on defense. However, 27 of them have missed at least half of the regular season. There has also been no consistency in the LSU starting lineup with 44 different players starting for them this season.

Looking at Kansas State’s season, they started off a strong 3-0 and even made an appearance in the top-25. They also finished the season on a strong note going 4-2 in their last six games.

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Wildcats Attack The Spread

Both teams have done a similar job against the spread as the Wildcats have gone 6-5-1 ATS while the Tigers went 5-6-1. Looking at how Kansas State has done when covering the spread this season, they have been covering their games by 3 points on average and won their games this season by 5.3 points. The Wildcats also finished the season on a high note having covered in three of their last five games.

LSU, on the other hand, failed to cover the spread by an average of 0.8 points and only averaged a 1.8-point win margin. They did not finish their season strong at all having covered in just two of their final five games.

As for the opening CFB betting line, LSU opened as a 2.5-point favorite before news broke on so many players not being available. Public betting splits have been leaning on Kansas State as well with 70% of the bets on them to cover.