Sooners Jayhawks Betting Preview for Week 8
Kansas Jayhawks vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
The visiting Jayhawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Memorial Stadium against the Sooners.
They battle the Jayhawks, currently with a 1-5 mark (3-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Sooners and 1-4 for the Jayhawks.
Betting Line: The Sooners were listed as 35.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Sooners at No. 5 and the Jayhawks at No. 33 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 53-18 result in favor of the Sooners.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma's No. 9-ranked offense (43.2 PPG) against a Jayhawks defense that ranks No. 79 at 28 PPG. The Sooners passing attack has averaged 286.4 yards per game, more than the Jayhawks give up through the air (232.8 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Jayhawks own the league's No. 118-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 283 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Kansas was a 20-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 27-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (34) made winners of UNDER bettors. James Sims tore up the turf for 138 rushing yards in the latest Jayhawks game, a 20-14 loss to the Cowboys at Memorial Stadium.
Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 63-21 winner as they battled Texas at home. Oklahoma covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 84 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Landry Jones's 321-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Oklahoma earned a 63-21 win over Texas on Saturday at Cotton Bowl.
Kansas Jayhawks Trends:
When playing in October are 0-10
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 0-10
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Jayhawks at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games
Kansas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma
Kansas is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Kansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas
Oklahoma is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas home to Texas, Saturday, October 27
Oklahoma home to Notre Dame, Saturday, October 27