Kansas State-OSU Betting Odds at -21

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Carrie Stroup
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Kansas State-OSU Betting Odds

The Kansas State-OSU betting odds had OSU at 21-point favorite at home. 

Sportsbook.com Line & Total: Oklahoma St -21 & 69.5

Opening Line & Total: OSU -21 & 68

No. 17 Kansas State’s unbeaten season ended last week with a 58-17 defeat to Oklahoma, but No. 3 Oklahoma State still hasn’t lost, tallying seven straight ATS victories during its eight-game winning streak to start the year.

The Cowboys lead the nation in turnover margin (+2.4 per game), rank second among FBS teams in points (49.9 PPG) and place fourth in yards (555 YPG) thanks mostly to QB Brandon Weeden and WR Justin Blackmon. This pair should have little trouble getting open against a Wildcats defense that has surrendered 1,191 passing yards (397 YPG) in the past three games including 520 to Oklahoma last week. OSU won 24-14 last year without Blackmon on the field, but KSU is 5-2 ATS (4-3 SU) in the past seven meetings. But this could be the best Cowboys team in school history, and they are absolutely punishing opponents who dare enter Boone Pickens Stadium. They have outscored their four visitors by an average of 31.8 PPG (227 to 100) this year.

For KSU to keep this one close, it will continue to rely on the legs of QB Collin Klein. The junior has rushed for 229 yards and 12 TD in his past four games. However, he hasn’t done much passing in this time frame, completing just 43-of-69 attempts for 511 yards, 2 TD and 1 INT. If OSU jumps out to a big lead, K-State will be hard-pressed to catch up by throwing the football, ranking 113th in the nation in passing offense (131 YPG). Sophomore RB John Hubert has been consistently good all year, with 708 rushing yards on 5.3 YPC. But the Wildcats top receiver, Chris Harper has just 320 yards this season.

Like OSU, K-State has really helped itself out in the turnover game, placing eighth in the nation at +1.1 TO per game. Since turning the ball over five times in the opening game, the Wildcats have just three giveaways in seven contests. DLs Meshak Williams (six sacks) and Jordan Voelker (four sacks) both rank among the top-8 in the conference in this category.                                               

Weeden (22 TD, 7 INT) and Blackmon (74 receptions, 834 yards, 10 TD) continue to be a dynamic duo, but sophomore RB Joseph Randle is a big reason the Cowboys are rolling up the points. The Cowboys have rushed for 724 yards in the past three weeks, as Randle has 358 of those yards and 8 TD. For the season, Randle has 997 total yards, 6.2 YPC and 17 total touchdowns. In last year’s win over K-State, Randle racked up 123 total yards on just 11 touches (seven rushes, four catches). Fellow soph RB Jeremy Smith continues to provide a quick change-of-pace, averaging 7.5 YPC and scoring seven times on just 67 carries.

With the offense scoring so many points, OSU’s defense hasn’t needed to perform to a very high level. The Cowboys currently rank 111th in total defense (456 YPG) and have allowed at least 24 points in seven of eight games this year. Senior lineman Jamie Blatnick has been a disruptive force though, with seven sacks, 9.5 TFL and three QB hurries this season.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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