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NCAAF Matchup - Jayhawks Cowboys Odds Preview

Oklahoma State CowboysKansas Jayhawks
Oct 13, 3:30 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Kansas Jayhawks Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD1-4

Kansas looks to cover the Jayhawks-Cowboys point spread this week and improve its overall 1-4 mark when they host Oklahoma State in Week 7 action.

The Cowboys will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jayhawks are 2-3 ATS. Oklahoma State is 3-0 against the total, while Kansas is 1-3 versus the number.

View Oklahoma State vs Kansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Kansas were sitting as 21-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 54-rated Jayhawks and the No. 20-rated Cowboys in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 59-24 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas's No. 111-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 94 this week at 31 PPG. The Jayhawks aerial game is averaging 195.8 yards per game, less than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 242.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 74-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 181 yards per game when on the road. Kansas, on the other hand, rates No. 62 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 41-36 loser as they battled Texas at home. Oklahoma State failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 77 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. J.W. Walsh handled the Longhorns defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 301 yards, but Oklahoma State still lost to Texas 41-36.

Kansas was a 56-16 loser in its last match on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 24.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 72 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. James Sims tore up the turf for 115 rushing yards in the latest Jayhawks game, a 56-16 loss to the Wildcats at Snyder Family Stadium.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 0-10

A few Cowboys at Jayhawks trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas
Oklahoma State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Oklahoma State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas's last 6 games when playing Oklahoma State
Kansas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
Kansas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oklahoma State
Kansas is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Oklahoma State

Next up:
Oklahoma State home to Iowa State, Saturday, October 20
Kansas at Oklahoma, Saturday, October 20