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Texas vs. Kansas State Week 8 Picks - Is the over a safe bet?

Is the over a safe play for bettors on Saturday when Kansas State hosts Texas at 12:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Wildcats are now 3-point home favorites versus the Longhorns after opening as a 3.5-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, sits at 56.5 points, down from the opening number of 58.5.

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Texas is coming off a 27-6 thumping of Iowa State last week and is now 3-3 on the season. The Longhorns also covered as a 17-point favorite in that win and have now covered in back-to-back games. Despite being .500 straight up, the Longhorns have actually been a decent play at the betting window this year, covering in four of their six games. The over has also cashed in four of Texas' six contests.

While the Longhorns are coming off a victory the Wildcats lost last week 38-17 to Oklahoma in Norman. That loss gave them three on the year and now they're 3-3 straight up and just 2-4 against the spread after they failed to cover as a 13.5-point underdog. In fact, Kansas State has now failed to cover in back-to-back games, as the Wildcats also lost at the betting window as a 9.5-point favorite in a 44-38 win over Texas Tech two weeks ago.

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OUR PICK: The over is 4-1 in the Longhorns' last five road games and is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. The over has also hit in six of Texas' last eight games played in the month of October and is 5-2 in the team's last seven conference games as well. On the other side, the over is 44-17 in the Wildcats' last 61 games coming off a loss and is 9-4 in their last 13 games after they scored less than 20 points in their previous contest.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PICK: TEXAS/KANSAS STATE OVER 56.5

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