Baylor vs. Kansas State Prediction
After hanging with Oklahoma last week, can Baylor pull off the upset today when it visits Kansas State?
Who: Baylor (0-4) at Kansas State (2-1)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 30
Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wildcats are 14-point home favorites to beat the Bears, who opened as a two-touchdown underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 55 points after hitting the board at 59.5.
Baylor Betting Trends
The Bears are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games, they’re 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall, and are 1-7 at the betting window in their last eight road games. They’re also just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Kansas State Betting Trends
The Wildcats are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 18-7-1 at the betting window in their last 26 games coming off a bye, and are 45-22-1 at the betting window in their last 68 conference games. Finally, they’re 42-20 against the spread in their last 62 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
OUR PREDICTION: Baylor hung with Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog last week but that was at home. Kansas State had an off week to stew about its loss to Vanderbilt and Bill Snyder’s team should be well prepared for the high-scoring Bears this afternoon. Plus, Jesse Ertz should give Baylor fits. He leads the Wildcats with 237 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, and has also thrown for 587 yards with four touchdowns. Kansas State is 20-9 coming off a bye under Snyder and I like the Wildcats to cover today.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 PREDICTION: KANSAS STATE WILDCATS -14