Which Kansas School Has Best Shot at Big 12 Championship?

Which Kansas School Has Best Shot at Big 12 Championship?
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The two Kansas members of the Big 12 enter the 2023 season with disparate Kansas sports betting odds of capturing a conference title.

Kansas State enters the fall with the third-best title odds in the 14-team conference at +500, sitting behind Texas (+100) and Oklahoma (+325).

Down the road in Lawrence, Year Three of the Lance Leipold era at Kansas sees the Jayhawks sitting with Oklahoma State for the eighth-best Big 12 odds at +1200 and a preseason win total over/under of six.

BetKansas.com utilized SportsOddsHistory.com to take a look at the preseason odds for Big 12 Champion dating back to 2008 when data was made available to help with your wagers on Kansas sportsbook apps.

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Big 12 Preseason Odds History

YearPreseason FavoriteOddsWinner
2022Oklahoma+200Kansas State (+1200)
2021Oklahoma-165Baylor (+5000)
2020Texas+140Oklahoma (+150)
2015TCU+180Oklahoma (+600)
2014Oklahoma-150Baylor (+250)
2013OSU/Texas+250Baylor (+1400)
2012Oklahoma-120Kansas State (+1000)
2011Oklahoma-190Oklahoma State (+1000)

Which Kansas School Could Surprise?

The Wildcats have a real shot at capturing the program’s second straight Big 12 title in 2023, coming on the heels of last year’s 31-28 upset of TCU in the title game.

Kansas State enters the year with a preseason win total over/under (courtesy of BetMGM Kansas) of 8, with the over listed at -125 and the under at +105.

KSU opens the year with non-conference contests against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 2 before playing Troy a week later. The Wildcats cap off the non-conference with a border showdown against Missouri in Columbia on Sept. 16.

Over in Lawrence, Leipold and company play Missouri State and Illinois at home, before heading to Reno to face Nevada in the team’s final non-conference contest.

Both Kansas Big 12 programs will look to build on the success they experienced last fall, with hopes of toppling Texas and bringing another conference title back to the Sunflower State.

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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