Fiesta Bowl Odds
Oregon is 11-1 overall and 7-5 against the spread while Kansas State is 11-1 overall and 9-2-1 against the spread. Both teams have hit the over in 7 of their 11 lined games this year. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends who that Oregon is 7-0 against the spread in its last 7 games on grass and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. Kansas State is 0-4 against the spread in its last 4 bowl games and 10-21 ATS in their last 31 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon is the favorite in this game, as the Ducks have odds of -8 points against Kansas State. The over/under total has been set at 75.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Oregon favored by 7.5 points. The spread climbed up to a peak of 9.5 points before falling back to Oregon -8.
Oregon is coming off a 48-24 win over Oregon State to end the season. The Ducks had just one loss this season, 17-14 to Stanford in overtime. The Ducks come into the game allowing just 22 points per game on defense. The offense ranks second in the nation in scoring (50.8 ppg) and in rushing yards (323.3 ypg). Oregon has been led on the season by Kenjon Barner, who has rushed for 1,624 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Kansas State ended its season with a 42-24 win over Texas. The Wildcats suffered a 52-24 loss at Baylor in their second to last game of the season. Like Oregon, Kansas State has a solid combo of offense and defense. Kansas State is eighth in the nation in scoring (40.7 ppg) and 24th in defensive scoring (21.1 ppg). The team has been led by Heisman finalist, quarterback Collin Klein, who has thrown for 2,490 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 890 yards and 22 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas State receiver Curry Sexton is questionable with an arm injury and linebacker Tre Walker is out with a knee injury. Oregon defensive lineman Axel McQuaw and offensive lineman Nick Cody are both out due to academics.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Oregon. The Ducks are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -8 points against Kansas State on Thursday night.