Kansas vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 8 Spread & Prediction.

Kansas vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 8 Spread & Prediction

Written by on October 18, 2019

The college football season is strange in that two losses is usually enough to take a team out of the running for everything but a bowl game. Then again, it depends how those losses came about. If they were in non-conference games, that 2-loss team can still find their way to a Conference Championship Game, even though the playoffs will still be totally out of the question. Things start to get a little more predictable when those losses come in conference games, as that generally means that nothing other than a bowl game is in the cards for that team.

The Texas Longhorns are caught somewhere in the middle, as their two losses have been split between conference and non-conference games. They are still alive in the Big 12 for now, but they really cannot afford a loss the rest of the way. This weekend, they will host the Kansas Jayhawks and start that game as a rather lofty 21-point favorite. That’s a big number to cover, as is the 62-point total that is currently showing o the board.

Kansas vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 8 Spread & Prediction

  • When: Saturday, October 19 at 7 PM EST
  • Where: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin
  • TV: Longhorns Network
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • College Football Week 8 Spread: Texas -21 (Total 62)

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Weather Forecast

  • Sunny: 32°C/89°F
  • Humidity: 33%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Cloud Cover: 13%
  • Wind: 3 mph NW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks?

The Kansas Jayhawks come into this Big 12 game on a bit of a slide, losing each of their last 3 games to fall to 2-4 on the season and 0-3 in conference play. It is the nature of those defeats that is probably the most alarming to the Jayhawks, as they surrendered a total of 125 points in those 3 games. When you consider that they are averaging 22.8 PPG on the offensive side of the football, you don’t need to be a math wizard to see how giving up that many points might be a problem.

Kansas has failed to win in each of their last 8 visits to Texas, although the are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games versus the Longhorns overall. They have not been quite as productive against the spread so far this season, though, going 2-4 ATS through their opening 6 games.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 22.83
  • Passing Yards: 195.83
  • Rushing Yards: 158.67
  • Yards per Play: 6.01
Defense
  • Points per Game: 29.67
  • Passing Yards: 223.67
  • Rushing Yards: 220.83
  • Yards per Play: 5.79

Why bet on the Texas Longhorns?

The Texas Longhorns chances of winning the Big 12 Conference took a bit of a hit last week in a 34-27 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown. That loss dropped the Longhorns to 4-2 on the season, but perhaps more importantly, it dropped them to 2-1 in conference play, which means they are now trailing Baylor and Oklahoma, both of whom are a perfect 3-0 in the conference.

This is a game that Texas really should win, especially at home, where they have won 8 in a row versus the Jayhawks, and where they have won 7 of their last 9 overall. Texas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games and have covered in 8 of their last 10 games played in the month of October.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 41.80
  • Passing Yards: 308.00
  • Rushing Yards: 175.60
  • Yards per Play: 6.35
Defense
  • Points per Game: 26.60
  • Passing Yards: 325.00
  • Rushing Yards: 116.80
  • Yards per Play: 6.14

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Kansas vs Texas College Football Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Jayhawks are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games on the road
  • Jayhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in October
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas’ last 9 games played in week 8
  • Longhorns are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home
  • Longhorns are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games played in October
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 6 games played on a Saturday

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Kansas vs Texas

While I certainly don’t believe that Texas will have any difficulty winning this one, I am not so sure on the point spread. If I were going to take a chance, I would bet on them to cover by the slimmest margin possible. The bet that I really like here is the UNDER.

Score: Kansas Jayhawks 17 – Texas Longhorns 39

 

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