|2012 Big 12 College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: Kansas vs. Oklahoma|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 19 October 2012 09:30|
Kansas vs. Oklahoma Odds
Oklahoma is 4-1 overall, 2-1 in the Big 12 and 2-1 at home. Kansas is 1-5 overall, 0-3 in the Big 12 and 0-2 on the road. The Jayhawks are 2-3-1 against the spread this year while the Sooners are 3-2 ATS. Oklahoma has won seven straight over Kansas.
Trends show that the road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 games of this series and Kansas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 trips to Oklahoma. The Jayhawks are also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Oklahoma is the clear favorite to win this game, as the Sooners have odds of -35 points at home against Kansas. The over/under total has been set at 57.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Oklahoma favored by 35 points as well. The spread bounced back and forth from 34.5 points to 35.5 points before closing at Oklahoma -35.
Oklahoma is coming off a dominant 63-21 win over Texas last week. The Sooners looked as good as they have all year in the win. The lone loss this year for Oklahoma was 24-19 to Kansas State. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 43.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 17 points per game on defense. The Sooners are being led this year by running back Damien Williams, who has 508 rushing yards with six touchdowns.
Kansas is coming off a 20-14 loss to Oklahoma State last week. The Jayhawks have lost five straight, but three of those losses have been by seven points or less. On the year, Kansas is giving up 28 points per game while scoring just 19 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback Dayne Crist, who has thrown for 1,088 yards and three touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas receiver Daymond Patterson is questionable with a concussion. Oklahoma defensive end Chaz Nelson and offensive lineman Nila Kasatati are both out with knee injuries.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Oklahoma. The Sooners are getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -35 points against Kansas on Saturday night.