Can Kansas State Cover the NCAAF Week 8 Spread Against Oklahoma?

Can Kansas State Cover the NCAAF Week 8 Spread Against Oklahoma?

Written by on October 18, 2017

The Kansas State Wildcats will look to both, pull off the outright win and cover the NCAAF Week 8 spread when they host Baker Mayfield and the ninth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in their Big 12 battle on Saturday. After suffering a huge upset loss two weeks ago, Oklahoma is looking to both, avoid another upset, while improving their national ranking as they speed toward the end of the regular season in the hopes of potentially getting back into the national championship title picture.Now, let’s find out what’s going to go down when the Wildcats host the Sooners at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET with the total set at 54 points.

NCAAF Week 8 Spread & Betting Preview for Oklahoma (5-1) at Kansas State (3-3)

  • When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 107.7 FM (Oklahoma) / 100.3 FM (Kansas State)
  • Live Stream: Big 12 Sports
  • NCAAF Week 8 Spread: Oklahoma -14
  • Total: 54

Weather Forecast

  • Thunderstorm: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Precipitation: 95%
  • Cloud Cover: 94%
  • Wind: 11 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Colorado at Washington State Week 8 NCAAF Odds & Expert Pick

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Oklahoma leads 8-2
  • Score: Oklahoma 41.50 / Kansas State 22.70
  • Rush Yards: Oklahoma 194.40 / Kansas State 99.00
  • Pass Attempts: Oklahoma 36.60 / Kansas State 30.10
  • Completion Percentage: Oklahoma 68.15/ Kansas State 54.15
  • Passing Yards: Oklahoma 297.70/ Kansas State 222.30
  • Total Yards: Oklahoma 492.1 / Kansas State 321.3
  • Turnovers: Oklahoma 1.10 / Kansas State 1.80

Why Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners Odds at -14?

Ninth-ranked Oklahoma managed to squeak past a game Texas Longhorns squad 29-24 on Saturday but the Sooners failed to cover the college football betting line as a 9-point favorite just as I predicted a week ago. Mayfield completed 17 of 27 passes for 302 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to lead Oklahoma to victory while running back Trey Sermon added 96 rushing yards on 20 carries. Still, the Sooners had to hold on for the win after taking a 20-10 lead into the half.Oklahoma entered the season ranked No. 7 and got to as high as No. 2 after a win at Ohio State. Now, the Sooners are looking to avoid another misstep after getting smacked around by Iowa State 38-31 two weeks ago despite being a whopping 31-point home favorite in that contest.“(The Wildcats) bring a great effort,” Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said this week. “They bring toughness. Manhattan is always a tough place to play. And I think they’re a prideful group, I’m sure they’re feeling like we did a week ago, that they didn’t put their best foot forward. I don’t want to put words in their mouth, but I know they’ll be a very motivated and hungry team to play.“(They’re) a very well-coached team. You know what you’re gonna get with Kansas State. You get it every single time. It’s always a challenge, certainly going up there is. So we’re expecting a four-quarter fight with them, and that’s something we’ve got to be ready for.”The Sooners average a stellar 42.0 points per game (10th) while allowing 23.3 points per contest defensively (51st), which explains why the NCAAF Week 8 Spread is set at -14.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 42.00
  • Total Yards: 577
  • Rush Yards: 199.33
  • Passing Yards: 377.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 23.33
  • Total Yards: 368
  • Rush Yards: 126.17
  • Passing Yards: 241.83

Why Bet on the Kansas State Wildcats Odds at +14?

Kansas State put up a good effort in their 26-6 Week 7 loss to No. 4 TCU but just couldn’t get in the end zone when it mattered most while getting limited to one field goal in both, the second and third quarters. Quarterback Alex Delton was limited to 11 of 29 passes for 146 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in his first career start and the Wildcats got held to just 70 rushing yards by TCU’s stout defense.“Alex really struggled, but he had a lot of help in that respect,” beloved head coach Bill Snyder said. “It wasn’t all his fault.”K-State has lost three of its last four games after recording a pair of season-opening wins over weaker non-conference opponents.The Wildcats have a big NCAAF Week 8 Spread to cover.“There are a lot of things that aren’t taking place, and that falls in my lap,” Snyder said. “We were 0-for-7 or 0-for-8 on third down in the first half.”Kansas State averages a respectable 31.7 points per game (49th) while allowing 21.0 points per contest defensively (40th).“We just try to stay focused,” senior defensive tackle Will Geary said this week. “Coach Snyder told us that he was going to do his best to get us ready for next week. It’s up to us to buy in and give it our all.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 31.67
  • Total Yards: 373.84
  • Rush Yards: 187.67
  • Passing Yards: 186.17
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 21.00
  • Total Yards: 362.5
  • Rush Yards: 124.33
  • Passing Yards: 238.17

Expert Final Analysis and Betting Pick

While Kansas State averages about 11 fewer points per game than Oklahoma, they’re also the better defensive team in this matchup and allow just over two fewer points per game defensively than the Sooners. The Wildcats are a robust 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games in the month of October while Oklahoma has gone 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.I know K-State Wildcats is a bit offensively-challenged which is why I don’t see them pulling off the outright upset, but I do think the Wildcats are just good enough defensively to get the super narrow NCAAF Week 8 Spread cover.Pick: Kansas State +14
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