Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State Spread at -8.5

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Carrie Stroup
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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State Spread at -8.5

The Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State spread had Kansas State as the -8.5 favorite heading into Week 10 of College Football.  All odds can be found at Sportsbook.com here, which was offering up to $250 in FREE CASH


Sportsbook.ag Line: Kansas State -8.5 & 66.5

Opening Line & Total: Wildcats -8 & 66

No. 2 Kansas State looks to stay unbeaten when No. 24 Oklahoma State flies in for a Saturday night visit.

Oklahoma State has won four of five meetings with Kansas State, but all of those games were decided by 10 points or less. KSU nearly pulled off a huge upset as a 21-point underdog in Stillwater last year, losing 52-45 after failing to score on three throws from OSU’s 5-yard line. The Cowboys have crushed three straight Big 12 foes by a combined score of 87 to 38, but QB J.W. Walsh (knee) is out for the year, making freshman Wes Lunt the starter. The unbeaten Wildcats are 4-0-1 ATS in the Big 12, scoring 43.4 PPG. Kansas State is for real, excelling in every area on the field. The Wildcats can run the football with ease and take to the air when necessary. They are also very smart and disciplined with very few turnovers and a strong offensive line that rarely allows sacks. Defensively, they are proficient in stopping both the run and pass, and KSU's return game remains one of the best units in the country. Not only is Bill Snyder a ridiculous 22-7 ATS (76%) against Big 12 foes as the Wildcats coach, but all road underdogs of 3.5 to 10 points in a conference game involving two explosive offenses (34+ PPG) are just 8-30 ATS (21%) since 1992.

With Walsh done for the season (knee) freshman Wes Lunt or little-used junior Clint Chelf will be taking the snaps. Lunt has made some big throws so far this year, completing 69-of-108 passes for 912 yards, 5 TD and 4 INT. Last week, he helped beat TCU with 324 passing yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. The junior Chelf has attempted just eight passes this year, and is 38-of-57 for 571 yards, 6 TD and 2 INT in his collegiate career. In addition to Walsh being hurt, the WR corps is also depleted with multiple injuries, most notably Tracy Moore (team-high 4 rec. TD) who is questionable with an ankle injury. But OSU still has three other good options to throw to in WR Josh Stewart (574 rec. yds, 3 TD), TE Blake Jackson (449 rec. yds, 1 TD) and WR Charlie Moore (341 rec. yds, 3 TD). The best offensive player on the roster is clearly Big 12 rushing leader Joseph Randle, with 891 rushing yards and 9 TD this season. Randle had a strong day in last year's win over KSU with 104 total yards and 3 TD. The Cowboys are an average team in terms of total defense (363 YPG) and scoring defense (23.1 PPG), ranking fifth in the Big 12 in both categories. But they have forced just nine turnovers in seven games and have a pedestrian 2.0 sacks per game.

The Wildcats have outscored conference opponents 217 to 94 this year. Heisman front-runner, QB Collin Klein, has scored 11 touchdowns in the past two weeks and he had a huge game in Stillwater last year with 375 total yards (231 passing, 144 rushing) and four touchdowns. RB John Hubert had just 40 yards on 14 carries against OSU, but he has had a strong season with 722 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He averages 16 carries per game, which has helped KSU's offensive line hold opposing defenses to just six sacks total for the year. The Wildcats also sport an impressive +15 TO margin, and have a defense holding teams to 101 rushing YPG (14th in FBS). KSU ranks second in the nation in punt return average (26.3) and Tyler Lockett ranks eighth in the nation in kickoff returns (29.7 average).

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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