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Liberty Bowl: Kansas vs Arkansas Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

The Arkansas Razorbacks went 3-3 to end the season and earned their spot in this game after a Week 12 win over No. 14 Ole Miss. On the other end of the spectrum, the Kansas Jayhawks finished the regular season in terrible shape with little chance to rebound.

Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports and college football lines for Kansas vs Arkansas. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.

Liberty Bowl: Kansas vs Arkansas Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Quarterback KJ Jefferson #1 of the Arkansas Razorbacks - Ed Zurga/Getty Images/AFP

Kansas 1-6 in the Final 7 Weeks

The Jayhawks started 5-0 straight up before losing in Week 6 to No. 17 TCU and going on to finish 1-6 in the last 7 weeks. Their most recent win was on Nov. 5 against No. 18 Oklahoma State, but the Jayhawks finished the season 0-3.

Kansas’ record against the spread was also 0-3 to end the season but a slightly better 2-5 in their final seven weeks.

Because Kansas’ season was a tale of two teams, it’s hard to take their combined stats to heart. So let’s focus on what’s been going on for the last two months.

Kansas’ offense has been potent and ranks ninth in yards per play. However, its defense is a mess, and the Jayhawks allowed a combined 145 points in the previous three weeks. The Jayhawks surrendered at least 35 points in six last seven games.

The problem is that their offense fell out of gear when quarterback Jaylon Daniels got injured. Things got so bad that the Jayhawks have the 7th worst return on investment against the spread (-61.82%) in the entire nation. Daniels is back, but their tailspin is still in full swing.

Size Matters

While Kansas will score, their defensive line is going to get manhandled by the Razorbacks on offense. Arkansas’ combination of size and speed will be a nightmare matchup for the undersized Jayhawks.

Just how big is the Arkansas offensive line?

Well, at an average of 328 pounds, they are bigger than the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills this season. The Razorbacks also average more weight than the heaviest member of the Jayhawks’ defensive line at 315.

In contrast to the Jayhawks’ season, Arkansas started off 2-4 against the spread but finished strong at 4-2 ATS. So, while the Jayhawks are plummeting into a pit of despair, Arkansas had a decent 3-3 end to the season.

Kansas vs Arkansas Game Injuries

Kansas vs Arkansas Head-to-Head

This is the first time the Jayhawks and Razorbacks will square off since 1906.

Kansas vs Arkansas Game Information

  • Game: Kansas vs Arkansas
  • Location: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Memphis, TN
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Dec 28, 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Kansas vs Arkansas Live Stream: ESPN

Kansas vs Arkansas Betting Lines

Kansas vs Arkansas Picks & Prediction

On paper, these teams match up well in some regards, but Arkans has the advantages in the right places. Specifically on defense and in the size department. Arkansas has a much better end to the year as well, and it gives us some added faith in the favorites.

The Kansas Jayhawks are listed at +120 in our Vegas NCAAF lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Kansas, you have a chance to win $120. The Arkansas Razorbacks are -140, offering a chance to win $71 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Kansas a 45.45% chance to win, with Arkansas at 58.33%.

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