Ok State vs. Kansas State Prediction
Is Kansas State a good bet to win and cover at home when it hosts Oklahoma State at 3:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Wildcats are 2.5-point home favorites versus the Cowboys after opening as a 1.5-point favorite earlier this week. As for the total, the numbe opened at 58.5 and has been bet down to 56.
According to ESPN.com, Oklahoma State has scored at least 20 points in each of its last 24 games, which is the second-longest active streak in the FBS, trailing only Oregon's 38 straight. The Cowboys' James Washington also has five games with at least 150 receiving yards and a touchdown since the start of last season, which is tied for the most among active players.
The Wildcats are looking for their first win over an AP-ranked opponent as an unranked team since 2013 when it knocked off then-No. 25 Texas Tech. A victory by Kansas State would make it bowl eligible for the seventh straight season. Under Bill Snyder, the Wildcats have been to 17 bowl games after appearing in just one bowl game in school history prior to his arrival in Manhattan.
OUR PREDICTION: Kansas State needs to turn this game into a defensive slugfest and play to its strength. The Wildcats have been stingy against the run this season, allowing only 102.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks fifth in the FBS. But they've struggled against the pass, allowing 260.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 99th in the FBS. If Jesse Ertz can continue to be efficient and turnover-free, then the Wildcats should be able to control clock and keep the dangerous Mason Rudolph on the sideline. The Cowboys are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in Manhattan and are winless at 0-5 against the number in their last five games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: KANSAS STATE WILDCATS -2.5