Kansas vs. Oklahoma Total Prediction
Will yet another over hit in an Oklahoma game when the Sooners host fellow Big 12 rival the Kansas Jayhawks at 7:30 p.m. ET? The total currently sits in the high 60s for Saturday night’s game.
401 Kansas Jayhawks at 402 Oklahoma Sooners
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Sooners are 36-point favorites to beat the Jayhawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 45.5 points. As of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Sooners.
Kansas redshirt senior QB Peyton Bender completed 21-of-34 passes for 262 yards with two scores in a 21-17 loss to Kansas State on Saturday. Bender had a 65-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Sims, and he also connected with Jeremiah Booker for a nine-yard strike. It’s a nice improvement over his struggles the previous week against Iowa State, but it ends up not being enough for Kansas to pull off the upset. Bender and the Jayhawks have their work cut out for them next Saturday against Oklahoma.
Oklahoma redshirt junior QB Kyler Murray completed 21-of-29 passes for 349 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 66 yards on 14 attempts in Saturday’s 48-47 win over Oklahoma State. Just the one touchdown pass for Murray, but make no mistake, he played brilliantly for the most part. It was just that RBs Trey Sermon and Kennedy Brooks combined for five scores to keep him from a more prolific stat-line. The Heisman contender is up to 32 scoring passes for the campaign and has now accounted for 39 total scores. He will have contests against Kansas and West Virginia remaining on the schedule as he looks to make a final push for award-season glory. That game against West Virginia could be one of the best ones we see this year. Both teams are true Playoff contenders with light-the-world-on-fire offenses.
The under is 4-1 in the Jayhawks’ last five road games and 8-3 in their last 11 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record.
The over is 7-0 in the Sooners’ last seven games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
If the Sooners sleepwalk through this one on Saturday night, the under will likely hit but I’m not willing to roll the dice given the offensive firepower that OU displays weekly. The over is 10-1 in the Sooners’ last 11 games overall, is 4-0 in their last four home games and is 41-19-1 in their last 61 conference games. Oklahoma has one of the best offenses in the nation and doesn’t play defense against any opponent. I’m going to keep banging the over.
College Football Prediction: Kansas/Oklahoma over 69