Liberty Bowl Betting Update: Kansas Vs Arkansas Odds & Prediction

Liberty Bowl Betting Update: Kansas Vs Arkansas Odds & Prediction

Two teams hoping to put a winning stamp on their season clash in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 28. SEC squad Arkansas is a slight -2.5 chalk over Big 12 team Kansas. The Razorbacks hope to make their conference proud while the upstart Jayhawks believe a victory will signal the program’s return to prominence. Will the Hogs win and cover the spread? Or is Wednesday Kansas’ time to shine? See below for College Football Bowl Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Arkansas versus Kansas. 

Arkansas Comes In as the Betting Favorite, Can They Win the AutoZone Liberty Bowl?

Kansas Jayhawks vs Arkansas Razorbacks Lines and Match Info | Liberty Bowl 

Why bet on Kansas versus Arkansas?

While many teams this bowl season have lost talent to the NFL Draft and transfer portal, Kansas isn’t one of them. The Jayhawks return their top starters for a team that went 6-6 during the regular season and 7-4-1 against the spread.

The most important player on UK’s team, QB Jalon Daniels, will play. Daniels is a dual-threat quarterback who faces a beleaguered Arkansas defense. 

Kansas Jayhawks Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 424.3
  • Passing Yards: 230.3
  • Rushing Yards: 194.0
  • Points Scored: 34.2
  • Turnovers: 10

Kansas Jayhawks Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 450.8
  • Passing Yards: 257.1
  • Rushing Yards: 193.8
  • Points Scored: 33.8
  • Takeaways: 11

Why bet on Arkansas versus Kansas?

Arkansas has lost a ton of talent to the NFL Draft and the transfer portal, but the Razorbacks continue to show favoritism because KJ Jefferson will suit up.

The Hogs’ starting quarterback is one of the top at his position in the deep SEC. KJ will be without his top receiving targets. No matter. Jefferson was without Treylon Burks in last season’s bowl game and he still led the Hogs to a win over Penn State

Arkansas Razorbacks Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 454.4
  • Passing Yards: 229.5
  • Rushing Yards: 224.9
  • Points Scored: 30.7
  • Turnovers: 10

Arkansas Razorbacks Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 453.2
  • Passing Yards: 272.9
  • Rushing Yards: 180.3
  • Points Scored: 28.8
  • Takeaways: 7

Jayhawks vs Razorbacks Relevant Trends

  • Jayhawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at a neutral site
  • Kansas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Over is 5-1 in the Jayhawks last 6 games
  • Razorbacks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 versus the Big 12
  • Arkansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games
  • Under is 9-1 in the Razorbacks’ last 10 bowl games

Kansas Jayhawks vs Arkansas Razorbacks Final Betting Prediction

Jayhawks versus Razorbacks should be a tight game. Or will it? Arkansas went from a -5.5 chalk to a -2.5 favorite because the Hogs lost 23 players to the transfer portal.

Not only that, but Arkansas also lost 5 players who want to prepare for April’s NFL Draft. With so many players off the roster, it’s going to be difficult for Arkansas to win this bowl game.

Kansas has had at least 12 practice sessions leading up to this contest. Jalon Daniels and the rest of the Jayhawks have had time to heal after a tough end to the regular season. We should expect a fired up Rock Chalk side to step onto the field.

Arkansas will struggle to get up for what amounts to an exhibition. Jefferson is great but Kansas’ defense should be healthier on Wednesday than it has been since early in the season. Rock Chalk Jayhawk moneyline is the play.   

NCAAF Liberty Bowl Pick: Kansas Jayhawks +116 

 
 

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