Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction
Can Kansas hang with Oklahoma tonight when the two teams meet in Norman at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Sooners are 40-point home favorites versus the Jayhawks after opening as a 40.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 67 but has been bet down to 66.
The Sooners have won 11 straight meetings with the Jayhawks, all by at least 14 points. Kansas and Iowa State are the only two current Big 12 teams which have not beaten Oklahoma under Bob Stoops and both are winless in 11 meetings according to ESPN.com Stats & Info.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is responsible for at least four touchdowns and 300 yards of offense in four straight games, which is the longest active streak of its kind and one shy of the season-high five-game streak by Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes. Dede Westbrook is also red-hot, leading the FBS with 776 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns in October, including four straight games of 150 yards and two touchdown catches.
OUR PREDICTION: Laying 40 points isn't the most prudent option for bettors and backing a team that is a 40-point underdog isn't exactly a good way to build your bankroll either. That said, Oklahoma is eighth in the Big 12 and 115th in the nation this season while allowing 36.7 points per game. The Sooners just surrendered 66 points and 854 total yards of offense to Texas Tech last week and are now a 40-point favorite? Even against Kansas that's a lot of points to lay. We'll take a flier on the dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: KANSAS JAYHAWKS +40