Point spread favors Longhorns in battle with Wildcats
Kansas State Wildcats vs Texas Longhorns Odds
A key Week 4 battle has the visiting Wildcats travelling to Texas on Saturday to face the Longhorns.
The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Longhorns are 1-2 ATS. Kansas State is 1-2 against the total, while Texas is 3-0 versus the number.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Longhorns sat as 7-point favorites, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 86 (Longhorns) and the No. 99 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 46-33 result in favor of the Wildcats is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 53-ranked offense (33.3 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 39 at 19.3 PPG. The Longhorns passing attack has averaged 288.3 yards per game, more than the Wildcats give up through the air (181.3 YPG on average).
Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 37-7 winner as they battled Massachusetts at home. Kansas State failed to cover in the match as a 37.5-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Kansas State got a 118-yard performance from John Hubert as a key part of its 37-7 win over Massachusetts.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 44-23 loser as they battled Mississippi at home. Texas failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 67 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Rebels as Mississippi blasted them 44-23 in Week 3 action.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Longhorns trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas State's last 8 games on the road
Kansas State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Kansas State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games at home
Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Kansas State at Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 5
Texas at Iowa State, Saturday, October 5