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Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas State Wildcat Betting Preview

Enjoy a Big 12 showdown on Saturday as the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) take on the Kansas State Wildcats (3-1).

Kansas State will host this one at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 pm ET.

Oklahoma suffered a bit of a scare last weekend but escaped with a 16-13 win over West Virginia at home. In the win, Spencer Rattler threw for 256 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

After three wins in a row to open the season, the Wildcats suffered their first defeat last week 31-20, at the hands of the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys. In the loss, Jaren Lewis threw for 148 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

The Sooners are the favorites despite playing on the road. They are -500 to win while the Wildcats’ Moneyline sits at +360. The spread features Kansas State +11.5 (-110), and the over/under for total points is 52.5.

More Odds

Oklahoma is the favorite to win the Big 12 at -140. Kansas State is +20000 to win the conference.

In terms of the National Championship, Oklahoma has the fifth-best odds of winning it all at +2000. Kansas State is +50000 to win the championship.

By The Numbers

Oklahoma is undefeated in their last ten games, and they are 13-5 in their last 18 versus the Wildcats. Against the spread, the Sooners are 8-4 in their last 12 games.

In their last nine games, Kansas State is just 3-6; however, they are 12-5 in their last 17 when playing at home. In their last six October games, Kansas State is 5-1 against the spread.

Sooners Look To Stay Unbeaten

Despite being 4-0 on the season, Oklahoma’s offense ranks just 68th in the nation in scoring averaging 26.3 points per game (23 on the road). Still, the Sooners hope to stay unbeaten behind a strong defense.

Oklahoma currently boasts a defense that ranks 40th in the country in scoring defense, allowing opponents just 21.3 points per game.

On the offensive side, Spencer Rattler leads the team under center. He has thrown for 1,017 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions. He has also rushed for another 71 yards and two scores.

On the ground, Kennedy Brooks (39 carries, 227 yards, three touchdowns) and Eric Gray (45 carries, 223 yards) lead the way for Oklahoma.

Kansas State Hopes To Get More Production From Quarterback

While Kansas State has gotten off to a nice start this year, they are going to have to get it figured out at quarterback if they want any future success.

Skylar Thompson is out for the foreseeable future under center, which means that both Jaren Lewis and Will Howard will get time at quarterback.

The problem is that in their last matchup, Oklahoma State dared the two quarterbacks to beat them while focusing on the run. Deuce Vaughn has rushed for 393 yards and five touchdowns this season, but he was held to just 22 yards rushing last weekend.

Expect the Sooners stingy defense to follow a similar game plan. It could be interesting if Lewis and Howard can open things up, but Oklahoma might not allow that to happen.

Take Oklahoma To Win And Cover

This one really breaks down to what adjustments Kansas State’s offense can make for this week. If they continue to struggle under center and the Sooners can focus on stopping the run, it could be a long day for the Wildcats.

They couldn’t get it done against the Cowboys last week, and it is hard to expect them to be much better against the Sooners this week.

Take Oklahoma not only to win this one but to cover the 11.5-point spread as well.

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