Oklahoma passed its first test of the season and now opens up Big 12 play against a formidable foe.
The Sooners open conference play against the Kansas State Wildcats, who were on the wrong side of an upset last week to Tulane. They must refocus quickly as OU hasn't missed a step under first year head coach Brent Venables.
What can we expect from these two in each of their conference openers. Kansas State is still looking for consistency while the Sooners enter conference play as the favorites to win the Big 12, is it justified?
Let's find out and break down the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook:
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Odds, Spread and Total
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Betting Trends
- Oklahoma is 2-1 against the spread (ATS) this season, all as favorites
- Kansas State is 22-12-1 ATS under head coach Chris Klieman
- Kansas State is 3-0 to the UNDER this season
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma Prediction and Pick
Oklahoma had two tune up games for its road trip to Nebraska, who was worse than many expected heading into the season, but there was no let down from the Sooners, who won 49-14.
Now, the Sooners open conference play against Nebraska's former quarterback Adrian Martinez. While the team has a vaunted ground game and has hung tough against Oklahoma in the past, this is a different game script with Venables at the helm in Norman.
Kansas State is going to look to slow this game down and attack on the ground, 26th in rush yards per game, but the OU offense may force them into a negative game script and the mercurial Martinez to make even more mistakes.
Martinez has lost 22 fumbles and has thrown 30 interceptions in his five year collegiate career, which makes me concerned that Venables defense can cause issues for the K-State offense.
I'm not interested in laying the points, but will look to the under as my favorite bet in this game.