|2013 College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: Oklahoma -23.5 vs. Kansas|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 07:00|
Oklahoma vs. Kansas Odds
Oklahoma is 5-1 overall, 2-1 in the Big 12, 1-1 on the road and 3-3 against the spread. Kansas is 2-3 overall, 0-2 in conference play, 2-1 at home and 1-4 against the spread. Oklahoma has won eight straight over Kansas.
Trends show that Oklahoma has covered the spread in 5 of its last 7 against Kansas. Kansas is also just 0-4 ATS in its last 4 home games and 0-6 ATS in its last 6 games on fieldturf.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oklahoma is the favorite on the road, as the Sooners have odds of -23.5 points against Kansas on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Oklahoma favored by 24 points. The spread hit a low of 23 before moving up to 23.5.
Oklahoma is coming off a 36-20 loss to Texas last week in its annual rivalry game. The Sooners were held to just 263 total yards of offense while allowing the Longhorns to rack up 445 yards. For the season, Oklahoma is averaging 29.3 points per game while the defense is giving up 16.8 points per contest. Quarterback Blake Bell has thrown for 968 yards and six touchdowns this season while running back Brennan Clay has 476 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Kansas is coming off a 27-17 loss at TCU. The Jayhawks have lost their last two games and all three of their losses this season have come by double digits. Kansas is posting only 18.2 points per game while giving up 25.6 points per game on defense. Quarterback Jake Heaps has thrown for 887 yards and five touchdowns to lead the offense while running back James Sims has rushed for 390 yards and two scores.
In terms of Injuries, Oklahoma defensive end D.J. Ward (stomach) is questionable while linebacker Corey Nelson (pectoral) is out. Kansas linebacker Samson Faifili (undisclosed) and halfback Tony Pierson (concussion) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Oklahoma, as the Sooners are getting 60% of the wagers with odds of -23.5 points at Kansas on Saturday.