Above all the announcement of Chris Kleiman as new head coach of Kansas State got a lukewarm reaction. True he coached a 1-AA powerhouse at North Dakota State but many questioned how that would translate at the Power Five level. So far Kleiman and the Wildcats are showing well and with good College Football betting value. At the onset of the season, Alabama transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts also faced doubts at Oklahoma. After all, he lost his starting job with the Crimson Tide. But since taking over as Sooners quarterback Hurts is putting up video game numbers.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas State Wildcats
|Date and Time:||Saturday, October 26, 2019, Noon ET|
|Location:||Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas|
|Oklahoma vs. Kansas State TV Coverage:||ABC|
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas State Wildcats Overview
Kansas State has an online wagering record of 4-2 both straight up and vs. the odds with four under. Last week K-State scored an impressive 24-17 upset win over TCU as 4.5-point home dogs. The Wildcats rank 61st for scoring offense but 19th for points allowed.
By contrast, Oklahoma is 7-0 straight up, 4-3 against the spread and 3-3-1 with totals. OU destroyed West Virginia in a 52-14 home payout last week. Overall the Sooners rank first for total and scoring offense and 23rd for points allowed.
Key Sooners: QB Jalen Hurts (2074 YDS, 74% COMP, 13.5 AVG, 20 TD, 3 INT, 5 SACK, 226.1 SACK, 84 ATT, 705 YDS, 8.4 AVG, 10 TD), RB Kennedy Brooks (45 ATT, 381 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 2 TD), WR CeeDee Lamb (31 REC, 681 YDS, 22.0 AVG, 10 TD), PK Gabe Brkic (24-24 XP, 6-6 FG).
Key Wildcats: QB Skylar Thompson (994 YDS, 60.2% COMP, 7.5 AVG, 7 TD, 1 INT, 11 SACK, 138.8 RTG), RB James Gilbert (87 ATT, 453 YDS, 5.2 AVG, 4 TD), WR Dalton Schoen (18 REC, 254 YDS, 14.1 AVG, 3 TD), PK Blake Lynch (22-22 XP, 7-8 FG)
Oklahoma and Kansas State vs. The Line
The Sooners are:
- 3-6-1 against the spread in their last 10 away games
- 4-2 over the total on the road
- 3-8-1 vs. the odds when playing at Big 12 teams
- 8-2 over the total on the road against the Big 12 Conference
- 7-4 with the board in their series with Kansas State
- 8-2-1 over the total head to head with the Wildcats
The Wildcats are:
- 6-2 against the spread at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
- 2-9 under the total in their last 11 home games
- 2-5 on the board at home against the Sooners
- 6-1 over the total when hosting Oklahoma
- 4-8 against the spread when hosting Big 12 Conference opponents
- 1-9 under the total at home against Big 12 teams
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas State Wildcats College Football Betting Picks
In this situation, an improved Kansas State team is simply outgunned. Oklahoma’s offense is a College Football Betting juggernaut. Hurts is a top tier Heisman Trophy candidate and is flourishing under head coach Lincoln Riley. Riley has emerged as the best offensive mind in the game. Most important of all OU now has a good defense.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State College Football Betting Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma vs. Kansas State College Football Betting Score Prediction: Oklahoma 42, Kansas State 10