Houston vs. Kansas Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 17

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The Houston Cougars (1-1) and Kansas Jayhawks (2-0) will battle at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Houston vs. Kansas Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Houston as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Houston has -317 odds to pick up the win, while Kansas is listed at +248 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 58 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Houston vs. Kansas Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium

Betting Preview


  • Last year, Houston put up 6.3 fewer points per game (35.9) than Kansas gave up (42.2).
  • When the Cougars recorded more than 42.2 points last year, they were 4-2 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • Houston collected 413.9 yards per game last season, 72.9 fewer yards than the 486.8 Kansas allowed per outing.
  • In games that the Cougars churned out over 486.8 yards last season, the team was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • Last season Houston rushed for 108.1 fewer yards per game (142.3) than Kansas allowed per contest (250.4).


  • Last year Kansas put up just 0.4 more points per game (20.8) than Houston gave up (20.4).
  • The Jayhawks were 4-1 against the spread and 1-5 overall last year when the team notched over 20.4 points.
  • Kansas racked up 21.7 more yards per game (324.3) than Houston gave up per contest (302.6) last season.
  • When the Jayhawks amassed more than 302.6 yards last year, the team was 4-1 against the spread and 1-5 overall.
  • Last season Kansas racked up 139.5 rushing yards per game, 31.3 more than Houston allowed per contest (108.2).
  • Last year the Jayhawks had a 3-4 ATS record and a 1-7 overall record in games the team ran for over 108.2 yards.

Houston vs. Kansas Betting Analysis

Houston Betting Insights

  • Houston had eight wins in 14 games against the spread last season.
  • Houston had an ATS record of 3-4 as favorites of 8.5 points or greater last season.
  • The Cougars were the moneyline favorite 10 total times last season. They went 9-1 in those games.
  • The Cougars won all seven games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -317 or shorter.
  • Out of 14 Houston games last season, seven hit the over.

Jayhawks Betting Insights

  • Kansas posted a 4-7-1 record against the spread last season.
  • Kansas had an ATS record of 4-6-1 as underdogs of 8.5 points or greater last season.
  • Last season, the Jayhawks won one out of the 10 games in which they were the underdog.
  • The Jayhawks played as an underdog of +248 or more once last season and won that game.
  • Out of 12 Kansas games last season, seven went over the total.

Houston vs. Kansas Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 54.9 56.8 53.4
Implied Total AVG 34.1 35.5 33.1
ATS Record 8-6-0 3-3-0 5-3-0
Over/Under Record 7-6-1 2-4-0 5-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-1 3-1 6-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-1 1-0 1-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.2 58.5 57.9
Implied Total AVG 41.0 39.7 42.3
ATS Record 4-7-1 2-4-0 2-3-1
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 2-4-0 5-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-9 0-4 1-5

Last Season’s Leaders


  • Donavan Mutin collected 57 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks in 14 games last year.
  • Derek Parish had 46 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and five sacks.
  • In 14 games a season ago, Logan Hall compiled 37 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and six sacks.
  • D’Anthony Jones collected 13 tackles, 3.0 TFL, six sacks, and one interception through 14 games played in 2021.


  • Kyron Johnson was on the field for 12 games, delivering 6.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 42 tackles.
  • With one interception to go with 70 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended in 12 games, Kenny Logan Jr. was a big contributor on defense last year.
  • Gavin Potter compiled one interception to go along with 55 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in 12 games.
  • Rich Miller amassed 1.0 sack to go with 4.0 TFL and 50 tackles in 12 games.

Houston vs. Kansas Predictions and Pick

Houston vs. Kansas betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cougars (-8.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (58)

How to Bet on Houston vs. Kansas

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Our pick to win this contest is Houston, and we project that Houston will cover the spread (Houston -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 58 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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