Oklahoma Sooners (5-1 SU, 3-3 ATS) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (3-3 SU, 2-3 ATS)
College Football Week 8
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 4:00 PM ET
Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium Manhattan, KS
TV: FOX SPORTS NETWORK
by KEITH, NCAA Football Handicapper, Predictem.com
Point Spread: KSU +12.5
Over/Under Total: 59
Big 12 Conference Play will move forward as the Oklahoma Sooners will head to the Sunflower State to take on the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. The game is scheduled for a kick off time of 4:00 PM ET and will be televised within the Fox Sports Network. Coverage will vary based on regional demographics. The most recent encounter for both sides in this conference series in 2016 was a lop-sided one, as the Sooners rolled the Wildcats by a score of 38-17 in Norman. As a whole, both teams have produced some rather intriguing trends. The Cats have lost the last two against the Sooners. Against the spread, both Oklahoma and Kansas State have been winless in their previous three matches. So, someone has to cover in this contest.
Many feel strongly about the Sooners in this fixture. Oklahoma seems to have placed their historic loss in Norman two weeks ago behind them, when as a 31-point favorite, they would be shocked by visiting Iowa State. The Sooners are delighted to own a victory over their arch rival Texas in the Red River Rivalry in their follow up. However, it is worth nothing that the Sooners were forced to rally yet again. Nevertheless, the defending Big 12 champs have found themselves back in the Top 10 after a cannibalistic state of affairs saw several top-10 teams fall last Saturday. Analysts have declared that the Sooners playoff hopes are still afloat as a result of the chaos that has ensued. They will need to win out to have any chance at qualifying.
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The Wildcats come in off a tough loss against TCU in Manhattan where the Horned Frogs would smother the Wabash Cannonballs by a score of 26-6. Kansas State was at one point ranked in the top-25 this season but were sent off from that plateau after they fell on the road at Vanderbilt. To review K-States performance as a whole this season, they own a tough overtime loss against Texas as well to round off their blemishes. On the year, Kansas State owns just one win against a Power Five opponent and that was against a winless Baylor team at home, three weeks ago. Outside of this, K-State boasts victories over Central Arkansas and Charlotte. From the standpoint of many both those respective parties are cupcakes.
In the early stages of this market, we have seen the number remain idle despite public propensity toward the Sooners. The number offered here at the off is something we cant help but fix our eyes on be that it was the same number California was offered with when they hosted a top-10 ranked Washington State in Strawberry Canyon. The Golden Bears would go ahead and smack the Cougars in a rout. Oklahoma is offered with a bit less juice at -106 at this current asking price.
Once talk of the College Football Playoff comes up again with Oklahoma, you can expect the Sooners to be subjected to lofty numbers in against the spread markets. Nevertheless, this same phenomenon has made the Sooners are a quality fade option for weeks upon end. The Sooners are set up once again for a huge let down. They are coming in off a big win against a team that got battered on its own field. Regardless of these facts, Manhattan has been a place where many teams have found themselves jammed up. Many believed that Kansas State was in that position last week to pull off such a feat against TCU but the Frogs were ready. Sometimes betting a team a week late can be the case, be that K-State came in as a live dog the week before against Texas despite falling in overtime. The Cats forced a cover. However, that scenario has been reset and now Manhattan can play the role of spoilermaker yet again be that Oklahoma has been cast in such a lofty light with Kansas State being likely undervalued by market assessment. Coach Bill Snyder knows how to beat Oklahoma in Manhattan as he has done it before and he also the ability to get his teams to play better as the season progresses. Both of these ingredients make the Cats a savory play here with the points.
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