|ABC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Kansas State vs. Texas|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 20 September 2013 10:00|
Kansas State vs. Texas Odds
Kansas State is 2-1 on the season, 1-2 against the spread and playing in its first road game. Texas is 1-2 overall, 1-1 at home and 1-2 against the spread. Kansas State has won five straight over Texas.
Trends show that Kansas State has covered the spread in six straight against the Longhorns and in four straight games at Texas. These two have hit the over in four of their last five meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas is favored at home, as the Longhorns have odds of -5.5 points against Kansas State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 58 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Texas favored by 6 points. The spread never was greater than that and hit a low of 4.5 points before moving up to Texas -5.5. The over/under total opened at 58 points and hasn’t changed since.
Texas has lost back-to-back games, falling to BYU and Ole Miss in successive weeks. The Longhorns have been a mess on defense thus far, allowing 30.3 points and 491.3 yards per game on that side of the ball. The Texas offense hasn’t been bad, averaging 33.3 points and 493.3 yards per game. Quarterback David Ash has thrown for 594 yards and six touchdowns on the season while running back Johnathan Gray has rushed for 209 yards and a score.
Kansas State has won two straight coming into this game. The Wildcats are coming off a 37-7 win over UMass last week. K-State has put up good offensive numbers this season, averaging 35.3 points and 410.3 yards per game. The defense is holding opponents to just 19.3 points and 353 yards per slate. Quarterback Jake Waters had thrown for 673 yards and four touchdowns this season, but has five interceptions as well. John Hubert and Daniel Sims have combined for 354 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Texas receiver Bryant Jackson (ankle) is questionable for this game, while Kansas State has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Kansas State, as the Wildcats are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of +5.5 points at Texas on Saturday.