Kansas State travels to Stanford, CA to battle 8 ranked Stanford in what should be an entertaining game. The game kicks off this Friday, Sept. 2nd at 9:00 pm ET.
Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz wins starting job against Stanford: https://t.co/EzDnhAcoOY
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) August 29, 2016
Stanford went 9 and 4 against the spread last season. This includes dominating Iowa 45 to 16 in the Rose Bowl. Kansas State went 6 and 7 ATS last season. This includes losing 23 to 45 to Arkansas in their bowl game.
Bet The Kansas State Wildcats Vs #8 Stanford Cardinal College Football Week 1 Odds
The public is 66% on the Stanford Cardinal to cover the spread. The college football week 1 odds favored Stanford at -15 when the point spread opened. The line movement indicates more money is being placed on the side of the Stanford Cardinal to cover.
What: Kansas State Wildcats (0-0) at No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (0-0)
When: Friday, September 2, 2016
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Stanford, CA
Stadium: Stanford Stadium
Spread: Stanford -16
Moneyline: Kansas State +575 vs Stanford -850
Game Total: 47.5
Watch: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Kansas State vs Stanford
Why Bet on the Kansas State Wildcats
Coach Bill Snyder will have his team ready to give it their all. Snyder is a legend in the Big 12. The stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, is named after Snyder. He has been one of the top coaches in the history of the sport.
The 2016 Wildcats also have some talent. They return a bevy of skill players on offense. The defense should be decent with some nice players returning as well. Kansas State won’t be a Top 10 team. But it will be good enough to play with Top 10 teams.
Why Bet on the Stanford Cardinal
Christian McCaffrey returns. McCaffrey is as versatile as former Buffalo Bill great Thurman Thomas. McCaffrey could win the Heisman Trophy this season. Last season, the running back rushed for 2,019 yards and 8 touchdowns. He caught 45 passes for 645 yards. He caught 5 touchdown passes.
College Football Week 1 Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It should take Stanford 2 to 3 weeks to gel as a football team. The Cardinal has to replace some players along the offensive line as well as terrific QB Kevin Hogan. McCaffrey will be effective right off the bat. But without Hogan under center, the Cardinal could find it tough to score against what should be a tough Kansas State defense.
That doesn’t mean that K-State wins this game. The Wildcats will be competitive versus Stanford. They won’t win but they will be competitive enough to keep this one under the point spread.