When Kansas closed as a 16.5-point underdog against Duke in Week 4 college football betting, it was the Jayhawks 13th straight game against a Power Five opponent in which they were an underdog of at least 14 points. It was also their 29th straight game in which they were an underdog of any margin against a Power Five team and the 107th time in their last 108 games against a Power Five team in which they were the underdog.
How has Kansas fared over that stretch? I.e., how has Kansas fared against the spread (ATS) since they started an unprecedented level of sucking?
The Jayhawks opened the 2009 season with five straight outright wins, in three of which they covered the spread, and were 25-6 outright over the last three years, by far the program’s most successful run in more than a century. Since then: 22-111 outright.
As a road favorite against Colorado in their sixth game in 2009, Kansas failed to cover an 8-point spread in a 34-30 loss. It was the first of six straight ATS losses and seven straight outright losses to close the season. If you faded Kansas in each of their final seven games in 2009, even with an ATS loss in the regular-season finale against Missouri, you would’ve done well.
But what if you faded Kansas in every game since that Colorado loss? You would’ve won 62.5 percent of your wagers over the last 13 seasons.
Since Week 7 of the 2009 season, the Jayhawks are 52-87-1 against the spread, the worst mark in college football. And if you placed a $100 wager against them in each of those 140 games, you would’ve profited more than $3,000, a staggering return of 22 percent.
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