CFB Week 8 Picks: Oklahoma at Kansas Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 09:00
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Looking to rebound

Two teams coming off a loss meet on Saturday at 3:30PM ET when No. 24 Kansas hosts No. 25 Oklahoma from Memorial Stadium.

Bet Oklahoma at Kansas
The Jayhawks are the higher-ranked team, but are still big underdogs in the game. Kansas is 5-1 on the year and 2-3 against the spread. The Jayhawks lost last week at Colorado, 34-30. Kansas has not overwhelmed this season on defense, as the Jayhawks are giving up 20.7 points and 346.2 yards per-game. On offense, Kansas is posting 38.8 points and 503.3 yards per-game. Todd Reesing has thrown for 1,980 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for three touchdowns as well. Toben Opurum has rushed for 421 yards and eight touchdowns while Dezmon Briscoe has 38 receptions for 671 yards and four touchdowns in five games.

Oklahoma is coming off a 16-13 loss to Texas where the Sooners lost quarterback Sam Bradford for the second time this season to a shoulder injury. Oklahoma is 3-3 on the year now with losses to BYU and Miami as well. Landry Jones has thrown for 1,111 yards and 11 touchdowns in replacement of Bradford while DeMarco Murray has rushed for 403 yards and three scores. Chris Brown also has three rushing touchdowns while Ryan Broyles has caught eight touchdown passes. On defense, the Sooners has the second best rushing defense in the Big XII, holding teams to just 410 yards through six games. The Sooners also lead the conference in scoring defense, allowing just 9.7 points per-game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Oklahoma 7.5-point road favorites over Kansas on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 54.5.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

KANSAS is 7-4 against the spread versus OKLAHOMA since 1992

OKLAHOMA is 7-4 straight up against KANSAS since 1992

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

KANSAS is 1-0 against the spread versus OKLAHOMA over the last 3 seasons 

OKLAHOMA is 1-0 straight up against KANSAS over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at KANSAS since 1992

OKLAHOMA is 3-2 against the spread versus KANSAS since 1992

OKLAHOMA is 3-2 straight up against KANSAS since 1992

3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
OKLAHOMA

[LB] 09/17/2009 - Mike Balogun out for season ( Eligibility ) 

[LB] 08/22/2009 - Tom Wort out for season ( Knee ) 

[QB] 10/03/2009 - Sam Bradford "?" ( Shoulder ) 

[TE] 09/08/2009 - Jermaine Gresham out for season ( Knee ) 

[DT] 09/08/2009 - DeMarcus Granger out indefinitely ( Back ) 

KANSAS

[RB] 09/26/2009 - Jake Sharp missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State ( Calf ) 

[CB] 09/26/2009 - Chris Harris missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. Iowa State ( Leg )
Oklahoma at Kansas Current Odds
Oklahoma Sooners -7.5 Over 54.5 (-340)

Kansas Jayhawks +7.5 Under 54.5 (+260)

Player Props:

Total passing attempts for Oklahoma: Over/Under 36.5

Total touchdown passes for Oklahoma: Over/Under 2.5

Total rushing yards for Chris Brown (OK): Over/Under 69.5

Total rushing attempts for DeMarco Murray (OK): Over/Under 17.5

Total receiving yards for Brandon Caleb (OK): Over/Under 55.5

Total receptions for Ryan Broyles (OK): Over/Under 4.5

Total passing yards for Todd Reesing (KAN): Over/Under 315.5

Total passing touchdowns + interceptions for Reesing: Over/Under 3.5

Total rushing attempts for Jake Sharp (KAN): Over/Under 10.5

Total receiving yards for Dezmon Briscoe (KAN): Over/Under 107.5

Total receptions for Kerry Meier (KAN): Over/Under 8.5

Bet Oklahoma at Kansas
Posted: 10/24/09 2:00PM ET

 

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