This New Year’s Six game feels like an old-school matchup … despite the schools having never played in football. Both teams have several star players set to play and should be ready for an exciting matchup of teams from the Big 12 and SEC. While college football odds show that Alabama is favored over Big 12 champion Kansas State, the Wildcats won’t fold easily.
Kansas State is playing in a New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since the College Football Playoff was started in 2014. Alabama has regularly participated in these games. The question for Kansas State is if it has made enough progress to steal a win away from the favored Crimson Tide. However, from a betting perspective, there are a lot of different angles to look at. Here are some props to look at.
Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports and college football lines for Alabama Crimson Tide vs Kansas State. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.
Odds: Alabama vs Kansas State Props
- Alabama team total: Over 30.5 (-120), Under 30.5 (-110)
- Double result: Alabama/Alabama (-115)
- First team to score: Alabama -150, Kansas State +120
Alabama Team Total
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young said he never seriously thought about not playing in the Sugar Bowl. The former Heisman Trophy winner will be joined on the field by another player that will go early in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. Young decided to play and had a major impact on many people making college football picks on bowl games.
Young’s season was derailed at times by injuries. He was still able to finish with 3,007 passing yards, and 27 touchdown passes against only five interceptions. When Alabama needed Young to have big performances, he did.
Alabama’s offense has been spectacular this season. The Crimson Tide put up 40.8 points per game and accumulated 475.7 yards per game. Alabama is paired up with a Kansas State team that got into some firefights in the Big 12 and may not mind a shootout.
- Pick: Alabama over 30.5
Double Result: Alabama/Alabama
Looking at scores and odds will show that the idea of Alabama getting out to an early lead isn’t far-fetched. The Crimson Tide are much more experienced in this spot than the Wildcats are.
The Wildcats are also battle-tested, losing only to TCU and Tulane, but will need to prove that they are ready for the big stage. Backup quarterback Will Howard has fared well since taking over from Adrian Martinez as a starter but will need to keep proving he can handle the bright lights. The Crimson Tide will lead at halftime and win the game.
- Pick: Alabama/Alabama (-115)
First team to score: Alabama
Betting pre-game on the first team to score can provide some sweating. Whichever team wins the coin toss will see a sudden swing in Las Vegas odds. Alabama has the postseason experience and will likely not be struck with jitters.
Especially with the Crimson Tide not being in the playoff, this game may not seem so intimidating. With Kansas State being in this spot for the first time in a while, the Wildcats are more prone to melting down.
- Pick: Alabama (-150)