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Kansas State vs. Kansas odds, line: 2020 Sunflower Showdown picks, predictions from proven model

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a man holding a baseball bat in front of a crowd: Sep 26, 2020; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Justin Gardner (6) celebrates with defensive back Will Jones II (26) after making an interception during the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports © Provided by CBS Sports

Sep 26, 2020; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Justin Gardner (6) celebrates with defensive back Will Jones II (26) after making an interception during the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 20 Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks are set to square off in the 2020 Sunflower Showdown at noon ET on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats are 3-1 overall and 1-1 at home, while Kansas is 0-4 overall and 0-2 on the road. This is the 118th time the bitter rivals have gone head-to-head and Kansas holds a 65-47-5 lead all-time in the series.

However, Kansas State has won 11 in a row and it can set the record for the longest winning streak in series history with a win on Saturday. The Wildcats are favored by 20 points in the latest Kansas State vs. Kansas odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 48.5. Before entering any Kansas vs. Kansas State picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 25-13 on top-rated picks through seven weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $700 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge  returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kansas State vs. Kansas. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Kansas vs. Kansas State:

  • Kansas State vs. Kansas spread: Kansas State -20
  • Kansas State vs. Kansas over-under: 48.5 points
  • Kansas State vs. Kansas money line: Kansas State -1200, Kansas +750

What you need to know about Kansas

The Jayhawks have to be hurting after a devastating 38-17 defeat at the hands of the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. Quarterback Miles Kendrick had a tough game: despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions with only 4.13 yards per passing attempt.

The Jayhawks also lost starting running back Pooka Williams as he elected to opt out of the remainder of the season to focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. However, Velton Gardner has actually been the most productive runner in the Kansas backfield this season with 225 yards and two touchdowns and he'll be ready to take on a larger workload in a rivalry game this week.

What you need to know about Kansas State

Meanwhile, K-State netted a 21-14 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs last week. Kansas State quarterback Will Howard had a big game as he accumulated 117 passing yards in addition to rushing for one TD and 86 yards. Howard is filling in for Skylar Thompson who is out for the year after requiring surgery on an upper-body injury. Howard is averaging 9.8 yards per pass attempt so far in relief of Thompson, which matches Thompson's mark pre-injury.

How to make Kansas State vs. Kansas picks

SportsLine's model has simulated Kansas State vs. Kansas 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning over on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Kansas State vs. Kansas? And which side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the Kansas vs. Kansas State spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college football picks.  

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