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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview

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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview

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In the Sugar Bowl, the Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Kansas State Wildcats. The Crimson Tide are solid favorites, expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7). The expected point total for the matchup is 57.

The Crimson Tide are favored by 7 points against the Wildcats. The total is set at 57 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Stadium: Caesars Superdome
  • Spread Favorite: Alabama (-7)
  • Moneyline: Alabama (-283), Kansas State (+226)
  • Total: 57 Points

Alabama Betting Info

  • Alabama is 5-6-1 against the spread this year.
  • As 7-point favorites or more, Alabama is 5-6-1 against the spread.
  • There have been five Alabama games (of 12) that went over the total this year.
  • The Crimson Tide have won 80% of the time they have played as the moneyline favorite (8-2).
  • When playing with moneyline odds of -283 or shorter, the Crimson Tide are 6-2 record (winning 80% of their games).

Kansas State Betting Info

  • Kansas State's record against the spread in 2022 is 9-3-1.
  • Kansas State has covered every time (1-0) as a 7-point or greater underdog this season.
  • Of 13 Kansas State games so far this season, six have gone over the total.
  • This season, the Wildcats have been the underdog five times and won three of those games.
  • The Wildcats have played as an underdog of +226 or more once this season and won that game.

Alabama vs. Kansas State Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Crimson Tide and Wildcats
Crimson Tide Stats Wildcats
278.3 Pass yards 210.5
186 Pass yards against 216.9
197.4 Rush yards 209.6
125.3 Rush yards against 148.9
-4 Turnover differential +14

Alabama Leaders

  • Bryce Young has compiled 3,007 yards (250.6 ypg) on 230-of-359 passing with 27 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season. In addition, he's added 195 rushing yards (16.3 ypg) on 46 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
  • The team's top rusher, Jahmyr Gibbs, has carried the ball 136 times for 850 yards (70.8 per game) and seven touchdowns. He's proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 378 receiving yards on 42 catches with three touchdowns through the air.
  • This season, Jase McClellan has carried the ball 105 times for 613 yards (51.1 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Ja'Corey Brooks' leads his squad with 623 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on 37 catches (out of 65 targets) and scored seven touchdowns.
  • Jermaine Burton has hauled in 37 receptions totaling 590 yards, finding the end zone six times as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Will Anderson Jr. has 10.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 13.0 TFL, 44 tackles, and one interception.
  • DeMarcco Hellams is the team's leading tackler this year. He's racked up 74 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
  • Anderson has a team-leading one interception to go along with 44 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 10 sacks, and one pass defended.

Kansas State Leaders

  • Will Howard has thrown for 1,423 yards (109.5 ypg) while completing 61.6% of his passes and tossing 15 touchdown passes with two interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Deuce Vaughn, has carried the ball 271 times for 1,425 yards (109.6 per game) with eight touchdowns. He's also caught 42 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Adrian Martinez has compiled 615 yards on 109 carries with 10 touchdowns.
  • Malik Knowles has hauled in 719 receiving yards on 47 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
  • Phillip Brooks has put together a 543-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He's caught 41 passes on 73 targets.
  • Kade Warner has racked up 408 reciving yards (31.4 ypg) and five touchdowns this season.
  • Felix Anudike has collected 8.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 8.0 TFL and 42 tackles.
  • Austin Moore is the team's tackle leader this year. He's amassed 74 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Julius Brents has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 36 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and four passes defended.

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Alabama vs. Kansas State Over/Under Trends

  • Alabama and its opponents have gone over 57 combined points in six of 12 games this season.
  • Kansas State has combined with its opponent to score more than 57 points in seven of 13 games this season.
  • Alabama's matchups this year have an average point total of 59.7, 2.7 more points than this game's over/under.
  • Kansas State has a 54-point average over/under in their matchups this season, three fewer points than this game's point total.

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