|ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds: Kansas State vs. Baylor|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 16 November 2012 09:30|
Kansas State vs. Baylor Odds
Kansas State is 10-0 on the season, 7-0 in Big 12 play and 4-0 on the road. Baylor is 4-5 overall, 1-5 in conference play and 3-1 at home. The Wildcats are 8-1-1 against the spread this season while the Bears are 5-4 ATS. The home team has won the last five games in this series.
Trends show that Kansas State is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games against Baylor. The underdog has also covered the spread in 4 of the last 5 games in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Kansas State is the clear favorite on the road, as the Wildcats have odds of -12.5 points at Baylor on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 74.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Kansas State favored by 11 points. The spread never got lower than that and hit a peak of 13.5 points before closing at Kansas State -12.5.
Kansas State is coming off a 23-10 win at TCU last week. The Wildcats have a very strong defense, as it is allowing just 17.7 points per game. The offense is sound too, averaging 42.2 points per game, which ranks eighth in the country. The team is being led by Heisman candidate, Collin Klein. Klein has thrown for 2,020 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 748 yards and 19 scores.
Baylor is coming off a 42-34 loss at Oklahoma last week. The Bears have now lost five of their last six, allowing at least 35 points in each of the losses. Baylor has a great offense that is averaging 42.7 points per game, which ranks seventh in the country, but the defense is allowing 39.4 points per game this season. The team is being led by receiver Terrance Williams, who has caught 77 passes for 1,431 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett is questionable with an ankle injury while defensive back Ty Zimmerman is questionable with a leg injury. Baylor safety K.J. Morton is questionable with a groin injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Kansas State. The Wildcats are getting 83% of the wagers with odds of -12.5 points at Baylor on Saturday.