12:05 pm
September 24

Duke @ Kansas

Who will WIN this matchup?

Duke Blue Devils (3-0)

@ Kansas Jayhawks (3-0)


Current odds:

Duke Blue Devils: (+233)

Kansas Jayhawks: (-303)


The spread for this game is Kansas by 7 points.

It has almost everything you can ask for in a Duke-Kansas showdown. Two teams on the rise with undefeated records. And this time, it’s a football game. “They’re playing with some inspiration,” Kansas coach Lance Leipold said of the Jayhawks, who had 23 votes in the Top 25 poll to check in at No. 34 among vote-getters. It was the first time since 2009 the Jayhawks’ football team and Top 25 poll went hand-in-hand. Both teams hold 3-0 marks, and Duke received two votes in the coaches’ poll.

Last year, Duke pulled out a 52-33 home victory against Kansas. The Blue Devils didn’t win again for the rest of the season. Duke has matched its 2021 win total.

For Kansas, the Jayhawks have exceeded their two-win total from a year ago. It’s the team’s first 3-0 start since 2009 and already Leipold is being linked to big-name jobs that are — or could potentially become — open.

The Jayhawks have scored at least 48 points in each game this season, albeit using overtime to climb past that mark at West Virginia. Much of that has come from quarterback Jalon Daniels, who accounted for five touchdowns in last week’s win at Houston. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for two.

Duke quarterback Riley Leonard had a similar impact to Daniels on Saturday with two rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns against North Carolina A&T.

Duke has relied on strong starts to games this season, outscoring its three foes by a combined 45-0 in the first quarters of games.

Receiver Jordan Moore of Duke converted from quarterback to receiver in the preseason. He has caught a touchdown pass in every game this year.

This will be the final nonconference game of the season for both teams.

StreakSmarter Pick
Kansas Jayhawks