Jayhawks battle Sooners in Week 8 odds
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Coming off a shellacking in the Red River Shootout against Texas, No. 18 Oklahoma will try to bounce back when it visits Lawrence to play Charlie Weis' 2-3 Kansas team Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ESPN).
The Sooners went into the Cotton Bowl last Saturday at 5-0 but got thoroughly outplayed by the Longhorns right from the start. The Jayhawks, meanwhile, lost at TCU Saturday but only trailed by a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter and easily covered as 24-point dogs.
In the early betting Oklahoma, which has won the last eight games in this series, the last three by an average of 32 points per, was favored by 24 points over KU.
The Jayhawks sport records of 2-3 and 1-4 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Sooners sit at 5-1 and 3-3 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-3 for the Jayhawks and 2-4 for the Sooners.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 119-rated Jayhawks and the No. 32-ranked Sooners, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 32-14 result in favor of the Sooners.
Oklahoma lost its last outing, a 36-20 result against Texas on October 12. Oklahoma failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 56 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Sooners suffered a Week 7 loss against Texas in their last game, falling 36-20 at Cotton Bowl. The Jayhawks suffered a Week 7 loss against TCU in their last game, falling 27-17 at Amon Carter Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas's No. 112-ranked offense (18.2 PPG) against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 13 at 16.83 PPG. The Jayhawks passing attack has averaged 186.2 yards per game, more than the Sooners give up through the air (172 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Sooners feature the league's No. 107-rated road run defense, allowing 237.5 yards per game. Kansas, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.
A few Sooners at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
Oklahoma is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Oklahoma is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kansas is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma at Texas Tech, Saturday, October 26th
Kansas at Baylor, Saturday, October 26th