The Longhorns are 4-point road favorites in college football betting at Sbg global.com.
Texas still has a high profile so ESPN 2 is showing this game against Kansas State. There is no other real reason to show it as Texas is having one of their worst seasons in recent memory while Kansas State is nothing special.
The Longhorns are struggling more than they have in a long time. They have lost three of four games at home including last week against Baylor. Texas should be happy to get on the road where they have won all three of their true road contests. The Longhorns were hoping that Garrett Gilbert would be ready to lead them at quarterback but it has not happened. Texas misses Colt McCoy more than ever. Gilbert has six touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. It is not all his fault as the Longhorns have no running game and no top receiver. The Texas defense has been good but not great. They have been on the field far too long this season and they simply have worn down.
KSU also stumbling
Kansas State is not doing much better than Texas. They have lost two in a row and three of their last four. Kansas State was very poor last week in a loss to Oklahoma State. The only offense for K-State is Daniel Thomas who does have almost 1,000 yards on the ground this season. Quarterback Carson Coffman has not played well this season as he eight TD’s and six interceptions. Kansas State has a poor defense but this week they might be okay since Texas has a weak offense.
Who to Take
This is a tough call as Texas is just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Wildcats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games but they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the Underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings so taking the points looks to be the way to go in NCAA online betting.