|FOX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Baylor vs. Kansas State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:00|
Baylor vs. Kansas State Odds
Baylor is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in the Big 12, 4-0 against the spread and playing in its first road game. Kansas State is 2-3 overall, 0-2 in the Big 12, 2-1 at home and 2-3 against the spread. The home team has won the last six in this series.
Trends show that the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 of this series while the underdog has covered in 5 of its last 6 between these two. The two teams have also hit the over in their last four meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Baylor is the favorite on the road, as the Bears have odds of -17 points against Kansas State on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 72 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Baylor favored by 17 points as well. The spread hit a peak of 20 before falling back to 17. The over/under total opened at 72.5 points and quickly lost the hook.
Baylor is putting up unreal offensive numbers right now, averaging 70.5 points per game (tops in the country) along with 432.3 passing yards (tops in the country) and 347.3 rushing yards per game (second in the country). Baylor is coming off a 73-42 win over West Virginia last week, the most points it has allowed this season. Quarterback Bryce Petty has thrown for 1,348 yards and 10 touchdowns while Lache Seastrunk has 589 rushing yards with eight touchdowns.
Kansas State is coming off a 33-29 loss at Oklahoma State last week. The Cowboys have had their three losses come by a combined 17 points. Kansas State is averaging 31.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 24.4 points per game on defense. Jake Waters has thrown for 959 yards and four touchdowns this season, but has five interceptions. Daniel Sams is leading the ground game, as he has 323 yards rushing with four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Baylor tight end Gus Penning (foot) and defensive tackle Trevor Clemson-Valdez (knee) are both questionable. Kansas State linebacker Logan Thompson (disciplinary) and receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Baylor, as the Bears are getting 86% of the wagers with odds of -17 points at Kansas State.