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Kansas Jayhawks Football
The Kansas Jayhawks football team is going into the 2023 season with high hopes following a remarkable turnaround in 2022. Going from a 2-10 record in 2021 to a 6-7 finish last year that included a bowl appearance has injected a sense of optimism into the program and its fans.
Under the guidance of Coach Lance Leipold, the Jayhawks' offense stands out as a major asset. They're set to capitalize on the return of key offensive players, notably quarterback Jalon Daniels. Daniels, a second-team All-Big 12 selection, left an indelible mark with a record-breaking performance in the Liberty Bowl. The team's robust offensive line, aided by the addition of star transfer Logan Brown, along with a talented receiving corps and established running backs, promises a formidable scoring potential. The Jayhawks look poised to build off their 22nd best ranked offense from 2022, which scored 33.9 points per game.
The team acknowledges the need for defensive improvement, particularly in light of a previous season that saw them surrender an average of 37.6 points per game (127th in the country). While there's continuity in the linebacking corps and secondary, the defensive line has undergone a significant overhaul with all four starters being replaced. Transfers are expected to play a pivotal role in strengthening this critical area. The Jayhawks success in 2023 will largely come down to the defense being able to make more stops this season.
The Jayhawks' resurgence in the 2022 season, which marked their first bowl appearance in over a decade, has ignited enthusiasm among the fan base. While the team faces challenges such as a demanding schedule and defensive adjustments, their upward trajectory remains a compelling storyline to monitor as the 2023 college football season unfolds.
Despite the optimism in Lawrence for 2023, the Jayhawks only have a consensus odds of +3500 to win the Big 12 , which is only 8th best in the Conference.
Kansas Jayhawks Point Spreads
One of the most common bets available in college football is the point spread bet, a wager on the margin of victory of the favored team. In these types of bets, the favorite — denoted with a minus sign — has to win the game by a certain number of points, while the underdog — hit with a plus sign — has to either win the game or keep a loss within a certain number.
Let’s use an example to illustrate:
- Kansas State Wildcats (-3.5)
- Kansas Jayhawks (+3.5)
In this case, Kansas is a 3.5-point underdog to Kansas State. For bets on the Jayhawks to cash, they’d need to either win the game outright or lose by three points or fewer to cover the spread. Bets on the opposing Wildcats would win only if K-State won by four points or more, covering the 3.5-point spread.
Kansas Jayhawks Moneylines
You don’t always have to bet on whether a team will cover the number: If you’re more interested in simply picking which team will win, then a moneyline bet is what you’re looking for. Moneylines are straight-up bets on which team will win the game, ignoring the margin of victory. Just like point spread bets, the favored team is given a minus sign (-), while the underdog is given a plus sign (+).
Let’s revisit our earlier example:
- Kansas State Wildcats -170
- Kansas Jayhawks +140
The numbers next to the +/- signs are the odds expressed in American format, which are best understood in factors of $100. To win $100 on the Wildcats as -170 favorites, a bettor would need to risk $170. On the flip side, a bet of $100 on the Jayhawks as +140 underdogs would return $140 if Kansas pulled off the upset.
Kansas Jayhawks Over/Unders
Not all bets are on which team will win: Totals, also called over/unders, are wagers on the number of points the two teams will combine to score.
If we were to take our previous example and assign it the number 52, that would be the “total” for the game, and bettors could wager on whether the number of points summed by the two teams would be over or under that number. Over bettors would need 53 points or more to be scored, while under bettors would be looking for 51 points or fewer. If the score landed exactly on 52, the bet would push, and all wagers would be refunded.
Kansas Jayhawks Props
Not every bet on the Kansas Jayhawks fits neatly into the categories of point spreads, moneylines and over/unders. Prop bets cover all types of markets of bets that aren’t necessarily tied to one or both teams' performances.
Many prop bets are player props, a bet on an individual’s final statistical output. A Jayhawks fan bullish on the rushing attack in a given game might bet on RB Velton Gardner to go over a certain number of rushing yards, or to score the first touchdown of the game.
Props on the course of the game exist as well, most often as discrete questions that bettors must answer, such as which team will win the third quarter or which team will kick-off to start the game. Different books offer different props, so make sure to read our sportsbook reviews to find that shop that has the bets you want to make.
Kansas Jayhawks Futures
Bettors dream of hitting bets with long odds, and there will be few teams in a major conference with longer odds to win their conference than the Kansas Jayhawks in 2023.
Betting on Kansas to win the Big 12 would be one example of a future bet, a wager in which the outcome isn’t tied to simply the result of the next game. Many futures are offered preseason before any games are played, like team win totals or season-long player props, but more popular markets will have odds offered throughout the season, such as Heisman Trophy or national championship odds. Futures odds can vary from book to book, so always shop for the best line with the Action Network app.
How to Bet on the Kansas Jayhawks
Legal sports betting went live in Kansas on September 1, 2022 . Residents of the state (and Jayhawks faithful) are able to place bets at their favorite sportsbook on the Jayhawks for the upcoming 2023 season.
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