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Coastal Carolina vs. Kansas odds, line: 2021 college football picks, predictions from model on 63-45 run

The No. 19-ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers look to extend their dominance over the Kansas Jayhawks when they host the Big 12 program in a prime-time showcase Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET from Brooks Stadium. Coastal Carolina (1-0) started its historic 11-win season last year with a 38-23 win at Kansas, and also won 12-7 at Kansas in 2019. This is its lone home contest in the three-game series between the programs. The historically downtrodden Jayhawks (1-0) kicked off the first year of new coach Lance Leipold’s reign with a 17-14 win against FCS opponent South Dakota last week. 

The Chanticleers are 25-point favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 52 in the latest Coastal Carolina vs. Kansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before locking in any Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina picks, make sure you check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 2 of the 2021 season on a 63-45 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now, the model has locked in on Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina from every angle and just revealed its picks and best bets. You can only see those picks at SportsLine. Here are the college football odds and betting trends for Coastal Carolina vs. Kansas: 

  • Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina spread: Coastal Carolina -25
  • Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina over-under total points: 52 
  • Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina money line: Coastal Carolina -4500, Kansas +1500
  • KU: The Jayhawks are 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 games after allowing fewer than 275 yards in their previous game
  • CCU: The Chanticleers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games

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Why Coastal Carolina can cover

In Week 1, the Chanticleers appeared to pick up where they left off last season as they cruised to a 52-14 victory over FCS opponent The Citadel. Their offense was versatile and highly productive as they scored touchdowns on six of their first seven drives to put the game out of reach early, allowing the second half to become a showcase for their reserves. 

Sophomore quarterback Grayson McCall logged a nearly flawless 2021 debut, going 16-of-19 for 262 yards and a touchdown. He threw for 133 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 73 yards on 11 carries and adding two more scores in last season’s victory at Kansas. The Coastal Carolina defense also proved to be formidable, limiting The Citadel to 237 total yards last week. 

Why Kansas can cover 

The Jayhawks arrive with some measure of relief and optimism following last week’s win, the program’s first since beating Texas Tech 37-34 in October 2019. Former coach Les Miles, who won a national title at LSU, was fired in March amid a slew of off-field troubles and in the wake of an 0-9 season on the field. 

However, the program landed one of the game’s hottest coaching prospects in Leipold, who turned a long-dormant Buffalo program into a perennial winner. He went 37-33 in six seasons and led the Bulls to two MAC title games. He went 25-10 over his last three seasons after guiding the program through some growing pains. Kansas fans who waited nearly two years in between victories stormed the field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium following the win over an FCS-level opponent. 

How to make Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 58 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get that Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina pick at SportsLine

So who wins Kansas vs. Coastal Carolina? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.

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