Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 7

Oklahoma Sooners head coach Brent Venables talks with Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Trey Morrison
Oklahoma Sooners head coach Brent Venables talks with Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Trey Morrison / BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY

We are in rare air in the Big 12.

No, Oklahoma is not at the top of the conference in the first season under Brent Venables, as they are actually closer to the bottom at this point in time. Coming off the worst loss in Red River Showdown history, 49-0 to Texas, the Sooners look to bounce back against upstart Kansas.

The Jayhawks had their undefeated season stymied against TCU last week, losing Jaylon Daniels to a shoulder injury in the first half, but the team figures to be on the same level as OU this season.

Daniels' season is unfortunately over, but Justin Bean performed well in his place and will face a lousy OU defense. Meanwhile, Venables will hope to get Dillon Gabriel back under center after he missed the Texas game with a concussion.

Here are the odds for this intriguing Big 12 matchup:

Kansas vs. Oklahoma Odds, Spread and Total

Kansas vs. Oklahoma Betting Trends

  • Kansas is 5-0-1 against the spread (ATS) this season
  • Oklahoma is 1-3 ATS as a home team this season
  • Each team is 3-3 to the OVER this season

Kansas vs. Oklahoma Prediction and Pick

It's tricky to navigate the injury news around this game, but it's tough not to like the Kansas side. Daniels does a lot for the KU offense, but Bean came in and performed very well against a credible TCU defense.

Now, Bean will be able to keep pumping the ball down field against a banged up Oklahoma defense that has injuries at linebacker, which left only four scholarships at the position on the active roster.

The Sooners offense looked putrid against a stout Texas defense last week, but could they get Gabriel back from concussion protocols? That's to be determined, but the Sooners offense should look better against a Kansas defense that is 94th in success rate.

There's too much injury uncertainty right now, but Kansas at over a touchdown seems to be the safer play after Bean eased some concerns of the Jayhawks depth at quarterback. The Sooners defense is outside the top 100 in rush yards allowed per game, meaning KU can keep this on the ground and keep the chains moving to stay within a touchdown.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.