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Baylor BearsKansas State Wildcats
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Turf of Snyder Family Stadium

Baylor Bears vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds

3-0TEAM RECORD3-0

Baylor travels to Kansas State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-0 mark in Week 5 action with a victory over the Wildcats.

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

View Baylor vs Kansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Wildcats as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Wildcats sit at No. 82 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Bears are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bears will win this game 53-43.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas State's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 25 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 71 this week at 26.3 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 125.7 yards per game, less than the Bears secondary allows through the air, 211 YPG per game.

Baylor won its last outing, a 56-31 result against Rice on September 24. Baylor covered in that game as a 20.5-point favorite, while the 87 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 28-24 winner as they battled Miami on the road. Kansas State covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Bears at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baylor's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baylor's last 13 games on the road
Baylor is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kansas State
Baylor is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas State
Kansas State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Kansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas State's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas State's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Baylor home to Iowa State, Saturday, October 8
Kansas State home to Missouri, Saturday, October 8

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