Oklahoma Dominates Kansas in Week 12 NCAAF Odds

Oklahoma Dominates Kansas in Week 12 NCAAF Odds

Written by on November 15, 2017

Oklahoma, up to No. 3 in the most recent Associated Press poll, should have zero trouble beating a terrible Kansas team Saturday and the Sooners are five TD favorites. Yet this could be a bit of a letdown game for OU and the Jayhawks can throw caution to the wind.  Here’s a closer look at the matchup, along with the latest NCAAF odds for Saturday.

Oklahoma at Kansas NCAA Football Odds & TV Info

When: Saturday, 3:30 PM ETWhere: Memorial Stadium, LawrenceTV: ESPNStream: WatchESPNRadio: KOKC-AM 1520 (Oklahoma) / Jayhawk IMG Radio Network (Kansas)Opening NCAAF Odds: OU -35 (70.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 10°C/50°F
  • Humidity: 35%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 18 mph NW
  • Cloud Cover: 1%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Top College Football Week 12 Betting Picks & Expert Predictions

Last Meeting

Oklahoma destroyed Kansas 56-3 last year. Baker Mayfield threw for 236 yards and four touchdowns and receiver Dede Westbrook scored on a 71-yard punt return and a 41-yard reception for Oklahoma. His punt return for a touchdown was the first by an Oklahoma player since Jalen Saunders vs. Oklahoma State on Dec. 7, 2013. The Sooners had 538 yards and held Kansas to 170.Oklahoma is 74-27-6 all-time against Kansas and has won 12 straight in the series. It is OU’s longest active winning streak against an opponent.

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 107
  • First Meeting: November 7th, 1903. Lawrence, Kansas
  • Last Meeting: October 29th, 2016. Norman, Oklahoma
  • All-Time Series: Oklahoma Sooners 74-27-6
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Oklahoma 65-0 (1954)
  • Longest Win Streak: Oklahoma 12 (1948-1959)
  • Current Win Streak: Oklahoma 12 (2000-2016)

Why Bet On Oklahoma’s NCAAF Odds?

The Sooners will be in the College Football Playoff almost assuredly if they win out, including the Big 12 title game. They won the Big 12 game of the year last week, 38-20 over No. 6 TCU. The Frogs entered the contest with the country’s No. 1 defense against the rush. But OU’s Rodney Anderson had 290 all-purpose yards — 151 yards rushing on 23 carries (6.6-yard average) with two touchdowns, plus 139 receiving yards on five catches (27.8-yard average), both career highs, for two more scores. He became the only FBS player since at least 1996 to register at least 139 rushing and 139 receiving yards in a game.TCU entered the contest with the Big 12 Conference’s top scoring defense (13.9 ppg), rushing defense (69.7 ypg), passing defense (214.4 ypg) and total defense (284.1 ypg). The Sooners offense surpassed all those Horned Frogs defensive standards with 5:29 still remaining in the second quarter after Anderson’s 14-yard touchdown catch gave OU a 31-14 lead. Mayfield strengthened his Heisman Trophy résumé by passing for 333 yards and three scores and rushing for 50.OU has won 22 of its last 23 Big 12 games dating back to the 2015 season. Its only loss came at the hands of Iowa State on Oct. 7. Lincoln Riley became the third Oklahoma head coach (out of 22) to win at least nine games in his debut season, joining Barry Switzer (10 in 1973) and Chuck Fairbanks (10 in 1967). The Sooners have won their last 11 games in the month of November. The Sooners have gained at least 500 yards of total offense in each of the last eight games. It is the nation’s longest active streakAn OU win against Kansas would give the Sooners their 14th straight road win in Big 12 play, which would set the outright league record. Texas also won 13 consecutive Big 12 road games from 2003 to 2006.Offense:
  • Average Score For: 44.30
  • Total Yards: 601.6
  • Pass Yards: 388.80
  • Rush Yards: 212.80
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 27.40
  • Total Yards: 414.2
  • Pass Yards: 263.40
  • Rush Yards: 150.80

Why Bet On Kansas’ NCAAF Odds?

KU has a great basketball team but its football program is maybe the worst in the Power 5 outside of Rutgers. This past Saturday, Kansas fell to Texas in Austin, extending the Jayhawks’ road losing streak to 45 straight.  It’s the second-longest such streak at any level in NCAA history.KU is now 3-31 — and 1-24 in Big 12 play — in nearly three full seasons under David Beaty.  For perspective, Turner Gill won five games in his two seasons after replacing the ousted Mark Mangino in 2010, while Gill’s replacement, Charlie Weis, won six games in his three seasons before he was replaced by Beaty in 2015. Beaty might not be back in 2018. This is KU’s final home game of the season.Are the Jayhawks a safe bet in Week 12?Kansas junior wide receiver Steven Sims Jr., is approaching territory reached by only four players in Kansas history. With 1,940 career receiving yards, Sims needs just 60 yards to become the fifth player in Kansas history to reach 2,000 yards receiving. Dezmon Briscoe (2007-09, 3,240 yds.), Kerry Meier (2006-09, 2,309 yds.), Willie Vaughn (1985-88, 2,266 yds.) and Mark Simmons (2002-05, 2,161 yds.) are the four players to reach 2,000-career receiving yards in Kansas history.Of the 30 trips Kansas has been in the red zone in 2017, the Jayhawks have come away with points in 28 of them, which ranks 10th in FBS and first in the conference in red zone scoring percentage. The Jayhawks have scored eight rushing touchdowns, nine passing and have made 11 field goals. The Jayhawks ended last season ranked 65th in the nation in red zone offense and were 88th among FBS teams through the first 10 games.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 20.40
  • Total Yards: 355.20
  • Pass Yards: 242.20
  • Rush Yards: 113
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 42.20
  • Total Yards: 450.1
  • Pass Yards: 275.50
  • Rush Yards: 174.60

Latest NCAAF Betting Trends

  • Oklahoma is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 games
  • Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 17 of Oklahoma’s last 24 games on the road
  • Kansas is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 games
  • Kansas is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Kansas’s last 5 games

Expert Prediction & Week 12 NCAAF Pick

Each of the last 12 meetings in the series have been OU victories by at least 15 points. This will be at least by that many, but take the 35 in the NCAAF odds. Kansas will stay within 31.
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