Oklahoma flashed an improved look last week in their 52-37 bet on College Football Payout at TCU. While much work remains on defense the Sooners at least now see light at the end of the tunnel. New defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeil has simplified the unit and is a much-needed fresh voice. As a result of the DC change gamblers are giving OU a second look. Kansas State has no margin of error if they want to go bowling. On the whole the Wildcats are a notch below their previous teams. Legendary coach Bill Snyder seems to be fading fast.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Date and Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:
|Kansas State||+24½ (-110)||64 (-110)|
|Oklahoma||-24½ (-110)||64 (-110)|
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma TV Coverage: FOX
Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State is 3-4 straight up and 4-3 against the spread. Also, the Wildcats have gone under the total in five out of their seven games. Last time out K-State scored an impressive 31-12 home payout over Oklahoma State. Then the Cats took last week off. Nonetheless Kansas State has metrics that should worry any gambler. In short KSU ranks 111th for scoring offense and 83rd for total defense.
In view of this and their record concerns about the program’s viability continue to grow. Bill Snyder was labeled by Oklahoma legend Barry Switzer as “The coach of the century.” But at age 79 and coming off cancer treatments Snyder seems to be wearing down. K-State barely made a bowl last season. Furthermore, the talent level of the Wildcats has slipped noticeably.
Oklahoma is 6-1 straight up and has paid in two of their last three games. More emphatically quarterback Kyler Murray triggers the nation’s third ranked scoring offense. Most of all Murray has 25 touchdown passes with just three interceptions.
Stats to Consider
Despite their woes Kansas State has been a reliable bet on College Football value on the road. In fact, the Wildcats have paid in five of their last seven getting points away from home. Four of their last five in that role have gone over the total. Up against that is Oklahoma’s incredible wagering strength as a home chalk. To show OU has covered 11 of their last 14 laying the lumber at home. Four of their last five in that situation have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Oklahoma has had the sportsbook edge over Kansas State in this head to head series. For example, in the last 10 meetings between these teams the Sooners got the money six times. And eight of those ten games went over the total. As a matter of fact, K-State has had their best success against the Sooners at Memorial Stadium. Specifically, the Wildcats have paid in three of their last four visits to Norman. Four of the last six in this series at OU have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
As mentioned earlier K-State lacks talent. Correspondingly the Sooners are a proven Bet on College Football value at home and in this series. Also, Oklahoma looks refreshed with McNeil coordinating the defense.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Bet on College Football Picks
In sum K-State is overmatched against a team looking to make a statement.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Bet on College Football Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Bet on College Football Score Prediction: Sooners 49, Wildcats 17
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