Oklahoma vs. Kansas State Prediction
Will Kansas State cover as a two-touchdown underdog when it hosts Oklahoma this afternoon at 4:00PM ET?
WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Oklahoma. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sooners are 14-point road favorite versus the Wildcats, who opened as a 12.5-point home underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 56.5 but has dropped down to 55 at the majority of sportsbooks.
WHO THE PUBLIC LIKES: Oklahoma. Well over 60% of public bettors are backing the Sooners and laying the points. That could explain why the line has jumped nearly two full points. Perhaps even some sharp players are on Oklahoma as well.
WHO THE TRENDS LIKE: Oklahoma. The road team is 12-3-1 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between these two teams while the Sooners are 4-0 against the number in their last four games in Manhattan. The Sooners are also 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall and have covered in six of their last eight games following a straight up win. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are just 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games overall and 1-3-1 against the number in their last five conference games.
WHO WE LIKE: Kansas State. The Wildcats will receive a boost this weekend when quarterback Jesse Ertz returns. He ranks second in the nation in yards per completion (16.9) and leads Kansas State in rushing yards with 336. The Wildcats have been solid defensively as well, allowing just 21.0 per game. They rank 15th in the nation in turnover margin (plus-6). The Wildcats have also fared well at home, posting a 21-8 record in Big 12 home games since 2011.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PREDICTIONS: KANSAS STATE WILDCATS +14