Texas vs. Kansas State Odds

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MANHATTAN, KS (The Spread) – No. 7 Kansas State looks to wrap up the Big 12 Championship on Saturday when it hosts No. 23 Texas at 8PM ET on ABC.

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Kansas State is 10-1 on the season, 7-1 in the Big 12 and 6-0 at home. Texas is 8-3 overall, 5-3 in conference play and 4-2 at home. The Wildcats are 8-2-1 against the spread this season while Texas is 5-6 ATS. Kansas State has won four straight against Texas and covered in seven of the last eight meetings with the Longhorns.

Trends show that the underdog has covered the spread in the last 7 games of this series while Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games with Kansas State. The road team is also 5-2 ATS in the last 7 in this series.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Kansas State is the favorite at home, as the Wildcats have odds of -10.5 points against Texas. The over/under total has been set at 63 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Kansas State favored by 10.5 points as well. The spread never got lower than that during the week, but hit a peak of 12.5 points before dropping back to Kansas State -10.5.

Kansas State is coming off a 52-24 loss at Baylor two weeks ago, its only loss of the season. The Wildcats seemed prime for a run to the BCS National Championship Game, but struggled against the Bears. Despite allowing 52 points, Kansas State is still allowing just 20.8 points per game on the year while the offense is scoring 40.5 points per game. Collin Klein is leading Kansas State, as he has thrown for 2,306 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 787 yards and 20 scores.

Texas is coming off a 20-13 loss at home to TCU on Thanksgiving night. The Longhorns had won four straight prior to that game. Texas is scoring 37.2 points per game on the season while the defense is allowing 28.3 points per game. David Ash has thrown for 2,458 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, but he is not expected to play on Saturday, which means Case McCoy gets the start. McCoy has just 408 passing yards and four touchdowns on the year.

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In terms of Injuries, Kansas State defensive back Ty Zimmerman is questionable with a leg injury. Texas tackle Kennedy Estelle is expected to miss Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury while running back Jeremy Hillis is out with a fibula injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Kansas State. The Wildcats are getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -10.5 points against Texas on Saturday.

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