The Kansas State Wildcats (4-2) host the #5 overall Oklahoma Sooners (7-0) this weekend for a BIG 12 showdown from Manhattan. Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM EST on October 26th at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on ABC.
Taking a look at the Week 9 college football odds, Oklahoma opened as a 22.5-point road favorite earlier this week. That spread has moved by a full point after early betting, as the Sooners are currently listed at -23.5. The total for the game is sitting at 59 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Kansas State vs Oklahoma
Oklahoma won their seventh straight game last weekend, crushing West Virginia 52-14 at home to move to 7-0 on the season overall. The Sooners jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back, scoring five more touchdowns over the final three quarters en route to a blowout victory. QB Jalen Hurts was fantastic, going 16/17 for 316 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 75 yards and two more scores on the ground. RB Kennedy Brooks also found the end zone on one of his 10 carries for 70 yards. Charleston Rambo led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in four catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. As a whole, Oklahoma generated almost 600 total yards of offense and scored six touchdowns against a shell-shocked WVU defense.
The Sooners had a fairly decent outing on the other side of the ball against West Virginia, holding the Mountaineers well under 250 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. Oklahoma was especially strong against the run, surrendering just 51 rushing yards all game.
Kansas State snapped a two game losing streak last weekend, beating TCU 24-17 at home to move to 4-2 on the season overall. The Wildcats held a 14-7 lead at the half and never looked back, outscoring the Horned Frogs 10-7 over the final 30 minutes of the game. QB Skylar Thompson went 11/23 for 172 yards and two touchdowns through the air while also leading the way on the ground with 68 rushing yards and a score on just ten carries. The receiving duo of Wykeen Gill and Nick Lenners also chipped in, combining for 79 yards and two touchdowns on five catches. Overall, Kansas State gained just under 300 total yards of offense and scored three touchdowns in the victory.
The Wildcats were somewhat average defensively against TCU, surrendering almost 400 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. Kansas State really struggled to slow down Horned Frogs QB Max Duggan on the ground, as he rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: OVER 59
This is shaping up to be one of the premier matchups on the schedule here in Week 9, as these two BIG 12 rivals have gone a combined 11-2 so far this season. While I do think that the Sooners should be able to easily win this game outright, I’m not that crazy about laying over three touchdowns against a feisty Kansas State squad. Of course, I’m not in the habit of betting against undefeated, Top 5 ranked schools either. Therefore, I think the best value in this particular spot is the OVER on 59 total points scored, as both of these teams should be able to find a decent amount of success on offense. The Sooners have scored at least 45 points in three out of their last four games and have scored at least 34 points in seven consecutive outings since Week 1. On the other side, Kansas State has 30+ points in three out of their first six games this year.
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It is also worth noting that these two teams have been involved in a ton of high-scoring battles in recent years, as the total has gone OVER in seven out of their last nine meetings. The OVER has also hit in 13 out of Oklahoma’s last 20 games overall and in five consecutive matchups with Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Finally, the OVER has come through in 10 out of the Sooners last 14 games with BIG 12 conference opponents. I’m going to avoid both teams against the spread on Saturday afternoon in favor of the OVER on 59 points scored in what should be a fast-paced, high scoring affair.