Oklahoma St. vs. Kansas Pick
Will Oklahoma State be able to find enough offense to hit the over when it takes on Kansas this Saturday at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Oklahoma State is favored on the road, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -24 points against Kansas on Saturday. The over/under total for the game is listed at 61 points. The Cowboys have won six straight meetings with Kansas, but the two have hit the under in three of their last four meetings.
The Cowboys are coming off a 38-31 win over Iowa State at home to improve to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in the Big 12 last week. The Cowboys are 4-2 with the over this season, mostly thanks to their offense. Oklahoma State is putting up 40.7 points and 480.2 yards per game this year. The passing game is averaging 350.2 yards per contest thanks to Mason Rudolph, who has thrown for 2,039 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. James Washington is the leading receiver with 36 catches for 731 yards and six scores. The leading rusher on the team is Justice Hill, who has 403 yards and three touchdowns. While the Oklahoma State offense is putting up big numbers, the defense is also allowing them. The Cowboys are giving up 28.7 points and 447.8 yards per game this season, including 177.8 rushing yards per outing.
Kansas fell to 1-5 on the season and 0-3 in the Big 12 with a 49-7 loss to Baylor last week. The Jayhawks have hit the under in five straight games due to an offense that hasn’t posted over 23 points in the five games. The Jayhawks average 22 points per game this season but that including a 55-point performance to open the year against Rhode Island. QB Ryan Willis has just 811 passing yards on the year with three touchdowns and seven interceptions while Ke’aun Kinner is the leading rusher with 264 yards and a score. The Kansas defense is giving up 35.7 points and 424.8 yards per game this season, allowing nearly 200 rushing yards per game.
The total is set high because of Oklahoma State, but I suspect the under will hit because Kansas won’t be able to move the ball too consistently. Also, the Cowboys rely more on the pass, while Kansas is more susceptible against the run. I can see the Jayhawks getting some stops with a pass defense that is somewhat respectable. Look for a lopsided game, but a game that hits the under.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PICK: OKLAHOMA STATE/KANSAS UNDER 61