Tuesday, January 25, 2022

2022 Texas Bowl prediction, odds, line: LSU vs. Kansas State picks, best bets from model on 43-31 run

LSU (6-6) and Kansas State (7-5) will face off in the 2022 Texas Bowl on Tuesday night. LSU ended its regular season on a two-game win streak to become bowl eligible. However, quarterback questions remain for LSU after starting QB Max Johnson entered the transfer portal. On the other side, the Wildcats lost two straight to end the year.

Kickoff is at 9 p.m. ET from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Kansas State is a seven point favorite, while the over-under or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 47.5 in the latest LSU vs. Kansas State odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before locking in any Kansas State vs. LSU picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer 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 almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters the third week of the 2021-22 college football bowl season on a 43-31 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on LSU vs. Kansas State and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college football picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for LSU vs. Kansas State:

  • LSU vs. Kansas State spread: Kansas State -7
  • LSU vs. Kansas State over-under: 47.5 points 
  • LSU vs. Kansas State money line: Kansas State -260, LSU +210 
  • LSU: The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last six vs. Big 12 opponents
  • KSU: The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games as a favorite

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Why Kansas State can cover

Kansas State sophomore running back Deuce Vaughn has had a magnificent season. Vaughn finished the year fourth in the Big 12 in rushing yards (1,258) and second in rushing touchdowns (15). He was also ranked fourth in the conference with 104.8 rushing yards per game. The Texas native is also first on the team in receptions (47) and second in receiving yards (471). 

Vaughn has rushed for at least 120 yards in seven games this year, including four straight to end the season. His best game came in a win over Kansas. Vaughn had 11 carries for 162 yards with three rushing touchdowns against the Jayhawks, while also catching six passes for 70 yards. The shifty tailback will look to end his sophomore campaign with another solid performance on the ground. 

Why LSU can cover

Junior safety Jay Ward has played well in the backend for LSU’s defense. He is third on the team in total tackles (60) and first in interceptions (2). The Georgia native has logged at least six total stops in seven games. Ward’s best game came in a loss to Auburn, a game in which he with 11 total tackles. 

Senior linebacker Micah Baskerville has also been solid for the Tigers’ defense. He is second on the squad with 83 total stops, while logging three pass deflections. Baskerville has tallied at least nine total tackles in four games thus far. Plus, Kansas State is just 2-6 in its last eight games against an opponent from the SEC.

How to make Kansas State vs. LSU picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 47 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Kansas State vs. LSU picks at SportsLine.

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

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