Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction
Number nineteen Kansas heads to Norman to face Oklahoma at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday. Can the Sooners snap their 3-game losing skid as 9-point home favorites?
Kansas is 5-1 on the year, with wins over West Virginia and Iowa State. The Jayhawks lost to TCU at home last week. The Jayhawks are 5-0-1 ATS on the season.
Oklahoma is 3-3 on the year with non-conference wins over UTEP, Kent State, and Nebraska. The Sooners lost their first three conference games to Kansas State, TCU, and Texas. The Sooners are 2-4 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup and Betting Odds
183 Kansas Jayhawks +9 at 184 Oklahoma Sooners -9; O/U 62.5
12:00 PM ET Saturday, October 15th, 2022
Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Kansas vs. Oklahoma Public Betting Information
The public is heavily favoring the Jayhawks in this game. Our CFB Public Betting Page shows that 91% of public bets are on Kansas +9. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once game time rolls around.
Kansas Game Notes
Kansas lost their first game of the season last weekend to TCU. The worst part wasn’t the game’s result, but an injury. Jayhawks quarterback Jalon Daniels sustained a shoulder injury at the end of the first half of Saturday’s contest against the Horned Frogs. He missed the rest of the game and appears unlikely to play this weekend. But, luckily for Kansas, they have a more than capable backup quarterback. Senior North Texas transfer Jason Bean stepped in for the ailing Daniels against TCU and threw for 262 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He made several great throws and posted a QBR of 90.1 out of 100. Bean has lots of game experience as he was the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback for most of last year before suffering an injury prior to the Texas game. If Jason Bean plays as well as he did in the second half of Saturday’s game against TCU, Kansas has a good shot of covering the number in Norman on Saturday.
Oklahoma Game Notes
Oklahoma’s starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel will be in concussion protocol until the end of the week, but will likely be able to play against Kansas on Saturday. Gabriel suffered a concussion against TCU two weeks ago and wasn’t cleared to play for the Texas game in Dallas this past weekend. Oklahoma got blown out by Texas 49-0 and the abysmal play they got from the quarterback position was a big reason why. The Sooners started Pittsburgh transfer, Davis Beville, at QB and he played poorly, completing 6 of 12 passes for 38 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception. For comparison, Dillon Gabriel has thrown for 1,215 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions on the year. Gabriel is 15th in the nation in passer rating at 167.9. This line opened at Oklahoma -7 but jumped to Oklahoma -9 when it was announced that Dillon Gabriel was likely to play. His presence could have a big impact on the field on Saturday.
Kansas vs. Oklahoma Betting Trends
Kansas is 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Kansas is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games after gaining more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Oklahoma is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between Kansas and Oklahoma.
Kansas vs. Oklahoma Betting Prediction
Oklahoma has lost its past three games by an average of 29 points. That’s the second-worst figure in college football over that span. Kansas, on the other hand, is one of three teams that are still undefeated against the spread this season at 5-0-1. These are two teams going in polar opposite directions. Kansas is on its way up and Oklahoma is on its way down. The quarterbacks will loom large in this game, as it will be Kansas’s backup (Jason Bean) against Oklahoma’s starter (Dillon Gabriel). I think Kansas will continue to score consistently even with Jason Bean under center. The Jayhawks are currently putting up 36.6 points per game. I think Kansas is able to keep it close or win outright. I’ll take the Jayhawks and the points.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PREDICTION: KANSAS +9